Schoendienst quietly lives his faith, serves as mentor to young players

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May 5, 2015

In this 2011 file photo, St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst, left, stands with other Cardinals legends Bob Gibson, Lou Brock and Ozzie Smith on the field prior to the start of game six of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.  (CNS photo/Tannen Maury, EPA) See SCHOENDIENST May 5, 2015.

In this 2011 file photo, St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst, left, stands with other Cardinals legends Bob Gibson, Lou Brock and Ozzie Smith on the field prior to the start of game six of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. (CNS photo/Tannen Maury, EPA)

ST. LOUIS (CNS) — Seventy years ago, a ballplayer from a small-town Catholic family began a Hall of Fame career in major league baseball.

Albert “Red” Schoendienst, 92, also is known for quietly living his faith and serving as a mentor and role model for young players.

The St. Louis Cardinals marked the milestone by honoring the player, manager, coach and now team special assistant before an early season game. The team also launched a season-long campaign encouraging fans to demonstrate their affection for Schoendienst by sharing a video message via social media using the hashtag #LoveRed2.

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