Offered here is a game worn St. Louis Cardinals jersey from Hall of Fame second baseman Albert “Red” Schoendienst. It’s from Rawlings, Size 50, Road gray, worn during the 1992 seasons when Schoendienst was a coach with the Cardinals. It has the traditional chain stitched Cardinals name across the front, his number 2 on the front, and his name and number on the back. He will be the last player to wear that number for the Cardinals; it has been retired. It also has the colorful Cardinals centennial patch on the left sleeve. He has signed the jersey and black sharpie across the front. Schoendienst signed the jersey and gave it to Orestes Destrade, the switch-hitting Puerto first baseman who had played with the Yankees Pirates, before signing with the Florida Marlins, where he played in 1993, The year after Red wore the jersey, and 1994, then going to Japan, where he became one of the biggest stars in Japanese baseball. Destroyed, I went on to become a broadcaster with you Tampa Bay rays, gathered quite a collection during his playing days, and this was part of that collection. It will come with a letter of authenticity. In the long and noble history of the St. Louis Cardinals, no player not named Musial has ever been as important a part of the team as Schoendienst. Now 94, he wore the Cardinal uniform as a player, manager and coach for 72 seasons. 19 of those seasons were as a player, and during that time he garnered 10 All-Star selections. Red was not the kind of overwhelming talent that some players were, but he was smart, steady, and he understood how to play the right way, that is to say, the Cardinal way. That isn’t to say that he wasn’t really good. Career batting average, won a stolen bases, and. He also won five World Series rings. When he retired as a player he was a natural to become a manager. He was a good one, too, and he fit right in with the Cards. He led his team to two pennants and a world championship, and twice took home Manager of the Year honors. His tenure as manager in St. Louis with second only to that of Tony LaRussa. In 1989 he was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame. The item “RED SCHOENDIENST Game Used Auto’d St. Louis Cardinals Jersey” is in sale since Tuesday, April 11, 2017. This item is in the category “Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Game Used Memorabilia\Baseball-MLB\Jerseys”. The seller is “fgdesq” and is located in Sebastopol, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
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