April 22, 1988: Cardinals trade Tom Herr to the Twins for Tom Brunansky

Tom Herr knew that the Cardinals needed to shake things up after winning just four of their first 15 games in 1988. Still, he was just as shocked as Cardinals fans when he entered the clubhouse following a 4-0 loss to the Mets and was informed that he had been traded to Minnesota for power-hittingContinue reading “April 22, 1988: Cardinals trade Tom Herr to the Twins for Tom Brunansky”

How Red Schoendienst called his shot before his 1950 all-star game home run

St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Red Schoendienst was never quite sure what came over himself. The native of Germantown, Illinois, had never been one for boasting, but as he shagged fly balls in the Comiskey Park outfield alongside his fellow 1950 National League All-Stars, something came over him and he pointed to the right-field bleachers.Continue reading “How Red Schoendienst called his shot before his 1950 all-star game home run”

What I’m Reading: Red – A Baseball Life

It’s possible that no one experienced more St. Louis Cardinals history than Red Schoendienst. He was a through line for Cardinals baseball, connecting the Cardinals through the decades. Through Schoendienst, Cardinals fans could draw a straight line from 1940s and ‘50s stars such as Stan Musial, Marty Marion, Enos Slaughter, Harry Brecheen, and Terry MooreContinue reading “What I’m Reading: Red – A Baseball Life”