A report on St. Louis Cardinals, National League, Chicago Cubs and National League East
The Cardinals compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) Central division.- St. Louis Cardinals
The Cubs compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as part of the National League (NL) Central division.- Chicago Cubs
The division was created when the National League (along with the American League) added two expansion teams and divided into two divisions, East and West effective for the 1969 season.- National League East
St. Louis has also won 14 division titles in the East and Central divisions.- St. Louis Cardinals
This was due to the demands of the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals, who refused to support expansion unless they were promised they would be kept together in the newly created East division.- National League East
In two of these championships, the Browns met the Chicago White Stockings, now the Chicago Cubs, launching the enduring Cardinals–Cubs rivalry.- St. Louis Cardinals
The two remaining original NL franchises, Boston and Chicago, remain still in operation today as the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs.- National League
Both seasons resulted in matchups with the St. Louis Brown Stockings, with the clubs tying in 1885 and with St. Louis winning in 1886.- Chicago Cubs
With the merger, the NL absorbed the St. Louis Browns (now known as the St. Louis Cardinals), along with three other teams that did not survive into the 20th century (for those three teams, see Partnership with the American League below).- National League
In the Cubs, managed by Leo Durocher, built a substantial lead in the newly created National League Eastern Division by mid-August.- Chicago Cubs
In 1969, as a result of its expansion to 12 teams, the National League—which for its first 93 years had competed equally in a single grouping—was reorganized into two divisions of six teams (respectively named the National League East and West, although geographically it was more like North and South), with the division champions meeting in the National League Championship Series (an additional round of postseason competition) for the right to advance to the World Series.- National League
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The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball (MLB) in the United States and Canada, contested since 1903 between the champion teams of the American League (AL) and the National League (NL).
The two most prolific World Series winners to date, the New York Yankees and the St. Louis Cardinals, did not win their first championship until the 1920s; and three of the teams that were highly successful prior to 1920 (the Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs) went the rest of the 20th century without another World Series win.
12) Two divisions - the American League Central and the National League East - exclusively comprise teams that have won at least one World Series. In the AL Central, the Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals, Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins, and Chicago White Sox have each won the World Series at least twice; the Twins are the only one to win a title under a different name, having won the 1924 title as the original Washington Senators, while only the White Sox and Royals have won as members of this division. All five current NL East members have won as members of this division: the Atlanta Braves have won four titles (in 1914 as the Boston Braves, 1957 as the Milwaukee Braves, and 1995 and 2021 as Atlanta), the Philadelphia Phillies, Miami Marlins (as the Florida Marlins) and the New York Mets have each won twice, and the Washington Nationals have won one title.