July 24, 1989 |
Baseball, in its most simple form, is a parent-and-child game. Johnny Bench, Red Schoendienst and Carl Yastrzemski, the newest members of baseball's Hall of Fame, reminded us of that again Sunday as they explained why they were enshrined in this 50-year-old pantheon that's only a fungo shot from the lake that James Fenimore Cooper called Glimmerglass.
July 7, 1990 |
The St. Louis Cardinals welcomed back an old hand as their new manager Friday night and the Padres provided the perfect gift. Playing their first game in nearly 10 years under Red Schoendienst, the Cardinals defeated the Padres, 5-3, in front of 16,992 at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium. The victory allowed Schoendienst to join Connie Mack as the only managers to record victories in four different decades.
June 20, 2000
Only major league players with 200 hits in a season while playing for two teams: Randy Velarde 200 hits for the Angels and Oakland Athletics in 1999 Willie Montanez 206 hits for San Francisco Giants and Atlanta Braves in 1976 Lou Brock 200 hits for the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals in 1964 Red Schoendienst 200 hits for New York Giants and Milwaukee Braves in 1957 Emil "Irish" Meusel 201 hits for Philadelphia Phillies and New York Giants in 1921 Source: World Features Syndicate
October 2, 1990 |
New Cardinals Manager Joe Torre says that only two of six coaches on the staff he inherited will be back next season. Only Red Schoendienst and bullpen coach Dave Ricketts will return, Torre said. Gone will be hitting coach Steve Braun, first-base coach Jim Riggleman, third-base coach Rich Hacker and pitching coach Mike Roarke. Cardinals pitchers were upset about losing Roarke, who had been with the club seven seasons.
July 19, 1990 |
Add Toronto Blue Jays hitting Coach Gene Tenace to the list of candidates for the St. Louis Cardinals managing job. Tenace told the Hamilton Spectator that he has been given permission by Blue Jays Manager Cito Gaston and Vice President Pat Gillick to talk with Cardinals General Manager Dal Maxvill. "They both told me to go for it," Tenace said.
July 22, 1998 |
Seattle Mariner catcher Dan Wilson was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with torn ligaments in his left ankle. Wilson, who was hitting .254 with eight homers and 40 RBIs, was injured Sunday against Kansas City. It is the first time in his seven-year career that he's gone on the DL. * Detroit Tiger leadoff man Brian Hunter made his mark Monday with the most miserable day for a hitter in major league history. How bad?