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Cardinals Say Goodbye To Red

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- It was a day of remembrances and honor at the cathedral basilica in St. Louis.

St. Louis Cardinals fans, players and coaches said goodbye to Red Schoendienst at his funeral mass.

Red's family opened the morning by gathering at his statue at Busch Stadium.

Among those in attendance at the funeral were eight members of the baseball hall of fame including Bob Gibson, Tony La Russa and Ozzie Smith.

In broadcaster and former player Mike Shannon's eulogy, he said that Red was everything that everyone else wanted to be.

Schoendienst died last week at the age of 95.

Red made the big league Cardinals in 1945 and played with the Redbirds for 11 seasons.

He then managed the team for a dozen more seasons winning five world championships in that time.

At 95, Red Schoendienst was the oldest member of the baseball hall of fame.     

 
 


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