Red, Whitey, and (Vida) Blue – Happy Columbus Day!
Happy Columbus Day everybody! In honor of everybody’s favorite autumn holiday (just admit it, folks – Thanksgiving is overrated), we are going to celebrate the discovery of the New World and the good old US of A in patriotic fashion! So let’s get on with it. I’ve decided to pick one guy for each of the three colors of the American flag who happens to have an unusual name involving that color:
1. Red Schoendienst – Albert Fred “Red” Schoendienst (born 1923) has done about everything you can do in baseball – the 10-time All-Star racked up 2,449 hits to go along with a .289 career average in a career spanning from 1945 to 1963. He later went on to be a manager and coach. In total, Red was a member of five World Series Champion teams – as a player in 1946 and 1957, as Cardinals manager in 1967…
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