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Cardinals Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst recovering after minor heart attack

St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famers Bruce Sutter, Bob Gibson, Red Schoendienst, Whitey Herzog, Stan Musial, Lou Brock and Ozzie Smith pose during the Opening Day ceremony at Busch Stadium.
St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famers Bruce Sutter, Bob Gibson, Red Schoendienst, Whitey Herzog, Stan Musial, Lou Brock and Ozzie Smith pose during the Opening Day ceremony at Busch Stadium. Special to the BND

Former Cardinals player, manager, coach and Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst is recovering after heart surgery, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Schoendienst, 94, a native of Germantown, had the surgery after he suffered a minor heart attack, the newspaper reported.

Schoendienst managed the Cardinals in 1967 when they won the World Series. He plans to attend a reunion at Busch Stadium next Wednesday to honor that club.

He played for the Cardinals from 1945 to 1956 before being traded to the New York Giants, and then played for the Milwaukee Braves before returning to the Cardinals to finish out his playing career from 1961 to 1963. Since then he has served a variety of roles for the team; he managed the Redbirds from 1965 to 1976, was a coach for the team before and after that stint as manager, and has served many years as a special assistant to the team’s general manager.

In 1989, he was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, and is a charter member of the Cardinals Hall of Fame.

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