Albert Fred "Red" Schoendienst played nineteen seasons in the majors and was an All Star in ten of them. He played in over 1800 games at second base and collected 2449 hits, which is still the 107th most in major league history. He also scored 1223 career runs and was a part of three World Series teams with the Cardinals and Milwaukee Braves.
Despite a long career, however, when the time came the Baseball Writers Association of America passed over him for the Hall of Fame. He appeared on the maximum 15 ballots between 1969-83 but never received more than 42.6% of the vote. On this day in 1989 the Veterans Committee corrected that error and inducted him into Cooperstown.
When he received his plaque later in the year Schoendienst became the fourth member of the 1957 World Series Champion Braves to be enshrined, joining Warren Spahn (inducted in 1973), Eddie Mathews (inducted in 1978) and Hank Aaron (inducted in 1982).