Friday, January 2, 2015

Johnny Mize and Red Schoendienst

Next up are former Cardinals #77 Johnny Mize and #78 Al 'Red' Schoendienst.  Mize came up with St. Louis in 1936, and in what was one of the few bad trades Branch Rickey ever made, was sent to the New York Giants in 1941 for peanuts.  This was his last year, though he was still very productive off the bench.  Like Slaughter, Schoendienst was also a member of the 1946 Cardinals team.  Both eventually made it to the Hall of Fame; Mize in 1981, Schoendienst in 1989.

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