Schoendienst: Stan "The Man" is top notch

2:21 PM, Feb 8, 2011   |    comments
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Red Schoendienst

St. Louis (KSDK) -- Former St. Louis Cardinal Red Schoendienst calls Stan "The Man" Musial a "top notch" man.

The two were roommates for 10 years when the Cardinals traveled for games.

Schoendienst said Musial was a humble guy who loved meeting people, especially children.  He would put his arm around the kids and sign autographs for them.  On the road, Musial would often visit the patients at children's hospitals.

Schoendienst said a little known fact is that he actually wore Musial's number 6 jersey, while Musial was in the Navy.  When Musial returned, Musial got his number back and Schoendienst was given the number 2 jersey.

Click on the video link to listen to Schoendienst talk about his friend being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and what it was like to be Musial's roommate.


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