After the passing of Major League Baseball and Cardinal Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst Wednesday night at the age of 95, Twitter reaction to the highly-respected Redbird was quick and heartfelt, both locally and nationally.
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Red Schoendienst was an absolute treasure.. it was a privilege to know him.. One of my all time favorite people and a true cardinal legend..
Red Schoendienst actually wore No. 6 for a bit as he broke in with the @Cardinals… while a certain left fielder served in the military. Red said Stan Musial told him he played so well, “I didn’t know if I was going to get my number back.” They became best friends.
Cardinal fans remember Red Schoendienst https://t.co/6sCKPFMlOA
Red4Red Wear it – in honor of HOF #2 Red Schoendienst.
TwoReds. Excellent photo of the late Red Schoendienst with @RandiNaughton Red passed away yesterday at age 95 @FOX2now the story at 4am next
My column from the ballpark tonight about the late Red Schoendienst. #STLCards https://t.co/gZKq7Y2XA5
He would bring in his big ol’ beefsteak tomatoes and I’d bring in mine”–Adam Wainwright remembering Red Schoendienst…#STLCards https://t.co/YijM6Hbekq
The pride of Germantown, beloved Red Schoendienst, dead today at 95 – 67 of those years serving the @Cardinals. As great a gentleman as you could ever know. He is already missed, but now he and Stan The Man can be roomies again. #STLCards
Mike Matheny on Red Schoendienst: “A guy that truly loved this game, truly loved this organization and served people really well.” #STLCards https://t.co/QH1gGEjvTn
Al Hrabosky on Red Schoendienst: “This is one true man’s man, and he will sorely be missed.” #STLCards https://t.co/fC1GZ4f3Ir
ORIGINAL POST FROM WEDNESDAY 10 PM
The entire #STLCards family is deeply saddened by the passing of Hall of Famer Albert Fred “Red” Schoendienst at the age of 95. #LoveRed2 https://t.co/TveO0oWIYD
@Cardinals icon Red Schoendienst, the oldest living Hall of Famer, has died. He was 95. https://t.co/jo844wBhzJ
It was a privilege to know and learn from one of baseball’s best, Red Schoendienst. Truly one of the greatest mentors in the game. He always made time for me and I will cherish the great times we spent together. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.
Red Schoendienst was a fixture sitting every evening in the KMOX booth with Mike Shannon and Mike Claiborne @claibss; the ultimate classy gentleman
Commissioner Manfred issued the following statement this evening regarding the passing of Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst, who was 95:
So sorry to hear that Cardinals great Red Schoendienst has passed away. One of the best men in baseball. Former St. Louis player and manager. Beloved by Cardinal nation.
Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst dies at 95 https://t.co/838mjD7Phy
Red Schoendienst was the @Cardinals. Always a contender for coolest guy in the room, no matter where. Loved how he would walk into the booth, looking dapper, quietly grabbing a handful of snacks and sitting down to watch some ball. And we soaked in every moment. RIP. #LoveRed2
Red Schoendienst, “Mr Cardinal,” Hall of Famer, multiple World Series, on his way to the Field of Dreams. Had the honor to meet him in 2011…he wanted to talk Army, I wanted to talk baseball. Drafted for WWII, discharged after a bazooka injury. Loved his Redbirds. RIP, Red.
No. No. I can’t believe Cardinal Nation has lost the great Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst. He was such a class act. Such a gentleman. My heart breaks. #RIPRed
We share our condolences with the entire #STLCards family on the passing of beloved Hall of Famer Albert Fred “Red” Schoendienst. #LoveRed2
The passing of Red Schoendienst being announced here at Busch….players and fans alike on their feet and applauding in tribute…#STLCards
Cardinals Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst died at home today at 95. Here’s a video from 2008 spring training, when Red was just an 85-year-old youngster. https://t.co/V3GtZJjiqW
Tomorrow morning on @101espn we will celebrate the life of Red Schoendienst starting with @TonyLaRussa at 7:30a CT
As @RichGould11 just reported, #StLCards @Cardinals #HOF player/manager Red Schoendienst has died; photo from one of the times I got to see him – from boyhood he was my hero – from Illinois just like me; #GodBlessRed #Red @FOX2now @KPLR11
This great gentleman was always so kind to me … RIP redhead #stlcards
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