Charles Comiskey, shown here circa 1910, guided the Browns to four American Association titles.
The 1876 White Stockings won the NL championship.
Rogers Hornsby with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1917
Rogers Hornsby won two Triple Crowns as a Cardinal.
The 1906 Cubs won a record 116 of 154 games. They then won back-to-back World Series titles in 1907–08.
Rogers Hornsby (pictured on a 1922 baseball card) takes a swing.
Stan Musial retired owning numerous National League and team batting records.
1913 Chicago Cubs
Rogers Hornsby with the Boston Braves in 1928
Bob Gibson, the most decorated pitcher in team history, won two Cy Young Awards.
Hall of Famer Hack Wilson
How to Play First Base by Rogers Hornsby
Pitcher Chris Carpenter, essential in two World Series titles, won 10 playoff games with a 3.00 postseason ERA.
Club logo (1927–1936)
Hornsby in 1920
Albert Pujols is one of the most accomplished players in Cardinals' history.
Cubs logo (1941–1945)
Sportsman's Park during the 1946 World Series
A sports-related curse that was supposedly placed on the Chicago Cubs by Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series.
Busch Memorial Stadium, home stadium from 1966 to 2005
Ernie Banks ("Mr. Cub")
St. Louis logo (1900–1919)
Ryne Sandberg set numerous league and club records in his career and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005.
St. Louis mascot Fredbird, 2013
Andre Dawson, 5× All-Star and 1987 NL MVP during tenure in Chicago
Red Schoendienst (1965–76, 1980, 1990)
Sammy Sosa was the captain of the Chicago Cubs during his tenure with the team.
Tony La Russa (1996–2011)
Kerry Wood, along with Mark Prior, led the Cubs' rotation in 2003.
Joe Medwick's Triple Crown in 1937 is the last in the history of the National League
Dempster emerged in 2004 and became the Cubs' regular closer.
Lou Brock
Alfonso Soriano signed with the club in 2007.
Dizzy Dean
Carlos Zambrano warming up before a game
Curt Flood
Starlin Castro during his 2010 rookie season
Enos Slaughter
One of two Cubs building blocks, Anthony Rizzo, swinging in the box
Ozzie Smith
The Cubs celebrate after winning the 2016 World Series.
Bruce Sutter
2016 Champions visit the White House in June 2017.
Harry Caray
Clark (left) with the Oriole Bird
Ron Santo
Billy Williams
Ferguson Jenkins
Kiki Cuyler
Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown
Harry Caray

He played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1915–1926, 1933), New York Giants (1927), Boston Braves (1928), Chicago Cubs (1929–1932), and St. Louis Browns (1933–1937).

- Rogers Hornsby

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

Notable Cardinals achievements include manager/owner Branch Rickey's invention of the farm system, Rogers Hornsby's two batting Triple Crowns, Dizzy Dean's 30-win season in 1934, Stan Musial's 17 MLB and 29 NL records, Bob Gibson's 1.12 earned run average (ERA) in 1968, Whitey Herzog's Whiteyball, Mark McGwire's single-season home run record in 1998, and the 2011 championship team's unprecedented comebacks.

- St. Louis Cardinals

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

That 1930 club, which boasted six eventual hall of fame members (Wilson, Gabby Hartnett, Rogers Hornsby, George "High Pockets" Kelly, Kiki Cuyler and manager Joe McCarthy) established the current team batting average record of .309.

- Chicago Cubs

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Rooftop view of a 1903 World Series game in Boston

World Series

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Annual championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, contested since 1903 between the champion teams of the American League (AL) and the National League (NL).

Annual championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, contested since 1903 between the champion teams of the American League (AL) and the National League (NL).

Rooftop view of a 1903 World Series game in Boston
Christy Mathewson threw 3 complete-game shutouts in the 1905 World Series.
The 1919 Chicago White Sox team photo
Bill Mazeroski hit a dramatic ninth-inning walk-off home run that decided the 1960 World Series
The Catch: Willie Mays hauls in Vic Wertz's drive near the wall in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series.
1959 World Series action at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
1968 World Series program and tickets for Games 4 and 5 at Tiger Stadium
Carlton Fisk, best known for his "waving fair" home run in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series
Reggie Jackson earned the nickname "Mr. October" by hitting three consecutive home runs in the clinching game six of the 1977 World Series
President Ronald Reagan with the 1988 World Series champions: Los Angeles Dodgers
In Game 6 of the 1991 World Series, Kirby Puckett made a memorable leaping catch in left field to rob an extra-base hit. In the bottom of the 11th inning, Puckett hit a game-winning home run to send the Series to Game 7
Fireworks in SkyDome after Joe Carter's 1993 World Series-winning home run
Game 1 of the 2008 World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies (NL) and Tampa Bay Rays (AL) at Tropicana Field
In 2011, David Freese hit a game-tying two-run triple (with two outs) to send it into extra innings. In the bottom of the 11th, Freese led off with a game-winning home run to send the Series to Game 7
Chicago Cubs celebrate their 2016 World Series victory, their first in 108 years
Game action in the 1906 Series in Chicago (the only all-Chicago World Series to date)
Bill Wambsganss completes his unassisted triple play in 1920
Washington's Bucky Harris scores his home run in the fourth inning of Game 7 (October 10, 1924)
The Chicago Cubs celebrate winning the 2016 World Series, which ended the club's 108-year championship drought.

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.

There has been one World Series that ended on a runner caught stealing. In the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 7 of the 1926 World Series, Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees tried to steal second base with two outs and his team trailing the St. Louis Cardinals 3–2. Ruth was thrown out by Cardinals catcher Bob O'Farrell after Bob Meusel swung at and missed a pitch from Grover Cleveland Alexander. St. Louis second baseman Rogers Hornsby applied the tag on Ruth, who in his career was successful on 51% of his stolen base attempts. Ruth, Alexander, and Hornsby were later inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

St. Louis Browns

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The St. Louis Browns were a Major League Baseball team that originated in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as the Milwaukee Brewers.

The St. Louis Browns were a Major League Baseball team that originated in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as the Milwaukee Brewers.

Barney Pelty
George Sisler

This referred to the original name of the 1880s club that was called the Brown Stockings, and by 1900 had become known as the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Ball estate mostly left the baseball side to player-manager and former Cardinals great Rogers Hornsby, whom Ball had hired in one of his last acts before his death.

Under the deal, the Browns would buy the Chicago Cubs' top affiliate, the Los Angeles Angels; in those days, whoever owned a minor league team owned the major league rights to that city.

A 1994 Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers' former camp in Vero Beach, Florida

Spring training

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Preseason in Major League Baseball , a series of practices and exhibition games preceding the start of the regular season.

Preseason in Major League Baseball , a series of practices and exhibition games preceding the start of the regular season.

A 1994 Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers' former camp in Vero Beach, Florida
Boston Red Sox players in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in 1912
1885 Chicago White Stockings (known today as the Chicago Cubs)
Babe Ruth hit a 573-foot home run in spring training, 1918. He led the league with 11 home runs and had a 13–7 record as the Red Sox won the 1918 World Series.
A 2007 Cactus League game between the Cubs and the White Sox at HoHoKam Park
New York Giants during Spring Training in Marlin, Texas (circa 1915)
Jim Thorpe, US Olympian, New York Giants Spring Training in Marlin, Texas, likely 1918
A Braves spring training game against the Mets in 2008
An extended spring training game in Sarasota, Florida, during the 2008 season

The location of Hot Springs and the concept of getting the players ready for the upcoming season was the brainchild of Chicago White Stockings (today's Chicago Cubs) team President Albert Spalding and Cap Anson.

Over 130 Major League Baseball Hall of Famers, including Ruth, Anson, Cy Young, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, Walter Johnson, Rogers Hornsby, Mel Ott, Dizzy Dean, Jimmie Foxx, and Stan Musial, trained in Hot Springs.

Early training sites include the St. Louis Cardinals in Hot Springs and Tulsa, Oklahoma; the New York Yankees in New Orleans and later Phoenix, Arizona, when the team was owned by Del Webb; the Chicago Cubs in Los Angeles when owned by William Wrigley Jr.; the St. Louis Browns and later the Kansas City Athletics in San Diego and then in West Palm Beach, Florida; the Pittsburgh Pirates in Dawson Springs, Kentucky around 1915 and Honolulu, while other teams joined in by the early 1940s.