As a tribute to No. 6, Stan Musial, who died Jan. 19, 2013, at age 92, I’m going to post a different historical photo of the greatest Cardinal each day for the next six days, Jan. 21-26. Each photo is a copy I have collected from a library or archive.
This is the first of the six:
Red Schoendienst, left, and Stan Musial were friends and road roommates with the Cardinals. Both were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
In his book, “Stan Musial: The Man’s Own Story” (1964, Doubleday), Musial wrote, “Red was one of the great players of my day and a fine roommate. He’s the best second baseman I ever saw, with wonderful relaxed hands and remarkable ability to roam far and wide for pop flies.”
Schoendienst, still a Cardinals instructor, turns 90 on Feb. 2, 2013.
Next: A Cardinals outfield of Stan Musial, Enos Slaughter and Terry Moore.