RED SCHOENDIENST - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: MARTY "THE OCTOPUS" MARION - HFSID 283616
Sale Price $467.50
RED SCHOENDIENST & MARTY MARION
Black and white photo of the two Cardinals posing in front of fans at the game
Photograph signed: "Red Schoendienst" and "Marty Marion" in blue felt tip. B/w, 10x8. Schoendienst (1923-2018) led National League second basemen in fielding average for the first of seven seasons. With sure hands and quick reflexes, he handled 320 consecutive chances without an error in 1950. Schoendienst set a National League record in 1956 with a .9934 fielding average at second base, eclipsed 30 years later by Ryne Sandberg. Schoendienst was one of the best switch-hitters of his day. He led the league in at-bats in 1947 and again in 1950, when he also led in doubles. Schoendienst batted .342 to finish second behind Carl Furillo in the 1953 National League batting race. After a stint with the Giants and the Braves, he returned to the Cardinals in 1961, and in 1962 led the league with 22 pinch hits in 72 attempts. Schoendienst, a .303 career pinch hitter, was inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 22, 1989. MARTY "THE OCTOPUS" MARION (1917-2011) was a Major League shortstop who played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1940-1950) and the St. Louis Browns (1952-1953), managing for each of these teams during his final three playing years. He then served as the manager of the Chicago White Sox from 1954 to 1956 following his retirement from the field. Inhis thirteen years in the Majors, Marion posted a .263 batting average; during this time period, it was rare for a shortstop to be so good in the batter's box. In the field, Marion earned the nickname "The Octopus" because it seemed no grounder could escape from his reach. Marion was an 8-time All-Star and won 3 World Series titles with the St. Louis Cardinals (in 1942, 1944, and 1946). "The Octopus" was inducted into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame in 2014, the year the institution was established. Fine condition.
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