Cardinals–Cubs rivalry

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The Cardinals–Cubs rivalry, also called the Route 66 rivalry and The I-55 rivalry, refers to the rivalry between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs of the National League (NL), one of the most bitter rivalries in Major League Baseball and in all of North American professional sports.wikipedia
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St. Louis Cardinals

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The Cardinals–Cubs rivalry, also called the Route 66 rivalry and The I-55 rivalry, refers to the rivalry between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs of the National League (NL), one of the most bitter rivalries in Major League Baseball and in all of North American professional sports.
In two of these championships, the Browns met the Chicago White Stockings, launching the enduring Cardinals–Cubs rivalry.

Chicago Cubs

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The Cardinals–Cubs rivalry, also called the Route 66 rivalry and The I-55 rivalry, refers to the rivalry between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs of the National League (NL), one of the most bitter rivalries in Major League Baseball and in all of North American professional sports.
This was the genesis of what would eventually become one of the greatest rivalries in sports.

2015 National League Division Series

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The teams' lone MLB playoff meeting occurred in the 2015 National League Division Series, which the Cubs won, 3–1.
This was the third overall postseason meeting between the Cubs and Cardinals, with the two having met in the 1885 and 1886 World Series, and their first since the Cardinals joined the National League in 1892.

MLB London Series

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In May 2019, MLB announced that the Cubs and Cardinals would play a two-game series in London in June 2020, as the second MLB London Series.
In May 2019, MLB announced that the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals, another pair of long-standing rivals, would play a two-game series in London in June 2020.

Fox Major League Baseball

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Girardi, who played for both the Cubs and the Cardinals, addressed the fans in a regional broadcast on Fox.
As part of its coverage of Mark McGwire's bid to break Roger Maris's single-season home run record in 1998, Fox aired a Sunday afternoon game between the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals on September 6 and a Tuesday night game between the Chicago Cubs and the Cardinals on September 8 of that year (McGwire hit his record-breaking 62nd home run of the season in the latter game, which earned a 14.5 rating share for Fox, and remains the network's highest-rated regular season Major League Baseball telecast to this day).

Ryne Sandberg

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One game in particular was cited for putting Cubs second baseman Ryne Sandberg, as well as the 1984 Cubs in general, "on the map", a NBC national telecast of a Cardinals–Cubs game on June 23,.
The Game of the Week, however, put the sleeper Cubs on the national stage against their regional rival, the St. Louis Cardinals.

Darryl Kile

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Later, a press conference was held where an emotional Girardi addressed the death of Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile.
On June 22, 2002, during pregame warmups for what would have been a day game in Chicago against the rival Cubs, team personnel noted Kile's absence.

WGN-TV

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One of the "territories" in question is central Illinois, which receives both radio broadcasts of Cardinals games on KMOX, while WGN radio & WGN television,(including WGN-TV's superstation) broadcasts Cubs games. Legendary announcer Harry Caray began his career in St. Louis, broadcasting on KMOX radio for 24 seasons, before moving to Chicago in 1971, announcing 11 seasons for the White Sox before moving to the North Side and becoming a staple of WGN radio and television broadcasts for the Cubs from 1982 until his death before the 1998 season.
As a consequence of the four teams electing to move their local game telecasts off broadcast television completely in favor of airing them exclusively over regional sports networks, WGN wound down its local sports coverage throughout the Spring and Summer of 2019—beginning with the April 1 game between the Blackhawks and the Winnipeg Jets, and continuing with its final game telecasts involving the Bulls (an away game against the New York Knicks on April 9) and the Cubs (an away game against the rival St. Louis Cardinals on September 27) —as the station's contracts with all four teams gradually expired.

Blackhawks–Blues rivalry

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The long-standing bitter rivalry between sports fans from Chicago and St. Louis, which are separated by 300 miles, as seen in the Cardinals–Cubs rivalry in Major League Baseball, has led to the Blackhawks and Blues to have an intense hatred for each other.

Chicago White Sox

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Legendary announcer Harry Caray began his career in St. Louis, broadcasting on KMOX radio for 24 seasons, before moving to Chicago in 1971, announcing 11 seasons for the White Sox before moving to the North Side and becoming a staple of WGN radio and television broadcasts for the Cubs from 1982 until his death before the 1998 season.
Through the 1953 season, the two teams were located fairly close to each other (including the 1901 season when the Browns were the Milwaukee Brewers), and could have been seen as the American League equivalent of the Cardinals–Cubs rivalry, being that Chicago and St. Louis have for years been connected by the same highway (U.S. Route 66 and now Interstate 55).

Tony La Russa

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In 2002, when Baker was managing the San Francisco Giants, he and Cardinals manager Tony La Russa had run-ins during that year's National League Championship Series, with the animosity carrying over to Baker's tenure with the Cubs.
Bissinger's Three Nights in August delves into La Russa's role as manager during a 3-game series in 2003 between his Cardinals and manager Dusty Baker's Chicago Cubs, their longtime rivals.

National League

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The Cardinals–Cubs rivalry, also called the Route 66 rivalry and The I-55 rivalry, refers to the rivalry between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs of the National League (NL), one of the most bitter rivalries in Major League Baseball and in all of North American professional sports.

Major League Baseball

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The Cardinals–Cubs rivalry, also called the Route 66 rivalry and The I-55 rivalry, refers to the rivalry between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs of the National League (NL), one of the most bitter rivalries in Major League Baseball and in all of North American professional sports.

List of National League pennant winners

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The Cardinals have won 19 NL pennants, while the Cubs have won 17.

World Series

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However, the Cardinals have a clear edge when it comes to World Series success, having won 11 championships to the Cubs' 3. The Brown Stockings would later fold and reemerge in 1882 when the Cardinals (as the Browns), met the Cubs (as the White Stockings), in a pair of pre-World Series matchups between American Association champion St. Louis and NL champion Chicago.

List of World Series champions

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However, the Cardinals have a clear edge when it comes to World Series success, having won 11 championships to the Cubs' 3.

Busch Stadium

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Games between the two clubs see numerous visiting fans in either St. Louis's Busch Stadium or Chicago's Wrigley Field.

Wrigley Field

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Games between the two clubs see numerous visiting fans in either St. Louis's Busch Stadium or Chicago's Wrigley Field.

American Association (19th century)

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The Brown Stockings would later fold and reemerge in 1882 when the Cardinals (as the Browns), met the Cubs (as the White Stockings), in a pair of pre-World Series matchups between American Association champion St. Louis and NL champion Chicago.

Pittsburgh

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The first series meeting between the two teams was actually played in four cities – not only St. Louis and Chicago, but also Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.

Cincinnati

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The first series meeting between the two teams was actually played in four cities – not only St. Louis and Chicago, but also Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.

Charles Comiskey

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On October 15, Browns manager Charles Comiskey pulled his team off the field in the 6th inning in protest of umpire Dave Sullivan's call.

Bob Caruthers

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Bob Caruthers pitched a one-hitter, and left fielder Tip O'Neill smacked two inside-the-park home runs.

Tip O'Neill (baseball)

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Bob Caruthers pitched a one-hitter, and left fielder Tip O'Neill smacked two inside-the-park home runs.