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

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

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

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National League Central

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One of Major League Baseball's six divisions.

One of Major League Baseball's six divisions.

This division was created in 1994, by moving two teams from the National League West (the Cincinnati Reds and the Houston Astros) and three teams from the National League East (the Chicago Cubs, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the St. Louis Cardinals).

Brock in 2008

Lou Brock

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American professional baseball outfielder.

American professional baseball outfielder.

Brock in 2008
Brock in 1964
Brock with the Cardinals in spring training in 2005
Brock with the Cardinals c. 1977

He began his 19-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career with the 1961 Chicago Cubs but spent the majority of his big league career as a left fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals.

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.

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.

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.

Sutter during the 2008 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Red Carpet Parade

Bruce Sutter

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American former professional baseball pitcher who played 12 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) between 1976 and 1988.

American former professional baseball pitcher who played 12 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) between 1976 and 1988.

Sutter during the 2008 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Red Carpet Parade
Sutter during his Cardinal days.

Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Sutter briefly attended Old Dominion University and was subsequently signed by the Chicago Cubs as an undrafted free agent in 1971.

He played five years for the Cubs, four for the St. Louis Cardinals, and three for the Atlanta Braves, serving as each team's closer during his tenure.

Broglio in 1961

Ernie Broglio

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Professional baseball pitcher.

Professional baseball pitcher.

Broglio in 1961

He played for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball from 1959 to 1966.

McGwire with the San Diego Padres in 2017

Mark McGwire

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American former professional baseball first baseman.

American former professional baseball first baseman.

McGwire with the San Diego Padres in 2017
McGwire with the A's, 1989
McGwire hitting a home run in St. Louis against the Tigers on July 14, 2001
McGwire circling the field at Busch Memorial Stadium in a Chevrolet Corvette after hitting his 62nd home run of the season.
McGwire as coach for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011
McGwire batting during a May 1998 game

His Major League Baseball (MLB) playing career spanned from 1986 to 2001 while playing for the Oakland Athletics and the St. Louis Cardinals, winning one World Series championship each, with Oakland as a player in 1989 and with St. Louis as a coach in 2011.

Mason was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the eighth round of the 2022 MLB draft.

Arizona Diamondbacks

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American professional baseball team based in Phoenix, Arizona.

American professional baseball team based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Uniform design from late 1990s through mid-2000s
Chase Field
Randy Johnson pitching for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
OF Luis Gonzalez (1999–2006)
All-Star Paul Goldschmidt (2011–2018) had a on-base percentage of .398, during his tenure in Phoenix
Current uniform design (2016–present)

Brennaman was the TV announcer for the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds (along with his father Marty Brennaman) before being hired by Diamondbacks founder Jerry Colangelo in 1996, two years before the team would begin play.

Former Diamondbacks third baseman Matt Williams also did color commentary on occasion, as did former Cardinals and NBC broadcast legend Joe Garagiola, Sr., a longtime Phoenix-area resident and father of Joe Garagiola, Jr., the first GM of the Diamondbacks (as head of the Maricopa County Sports Authority in the early 1990s, Garagiola, Jr. was one of the primary people involved in Phoenix obtaining a Major League Baseball franchise).

The Buffalo Bisons are a farm team of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Farm team

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Generally a team or club whose role is to provide experience and training for young players, with an agreement that any successful players can move on to a higher level at a given point, usually in an association with a major-level parent team.

Generally a team or club whose role is to provide experience and training for young players, with an agreement that any successful players can move on to a higher level at a given point, usually in an association with a major-level parent team.

The Buffalo Bisons are a farm team of the Toronto Blue Jays.
American Hockey League teams are affiliated with a National Hockey League franchise, acting as their farm teams.

The farm system as it is recognized today was invented by Branch Rickey, who – as field manager, general manager, and club president – helped to build the St. Louis Cardinals dynasty during the 1920s, 30s, and 40s.

Rickey, a keen judge of talent, became frustrated when the players he had identified for purchase at the A and AA levels were offered for bid and sold by those independent clubs to wealthier rivals such as the Chicago Cubs and the New York Giants.

Smith with the Chicago Cubs in 1985

Lee Smith (baseball)

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American former professional baseball pitcher who played 18 years in Major League Baseball (MLB) for eight teams.

American former professional baseball pitcher who played 18 years in Major League Baseball (MLB) for eight teams.

Smith with the Chicago Cubs in 1985
Smith (at podium) during his induction to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2019

A native of Jamestown in Bienville Parish in north Louisiana, Smith was scouted by Buck O'Neil and was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 1975 MLB draft.

In 1991, he set a National League (NL) record with 47 saves for the St. Louis Cardinals, and was runner-up for the league's Cy Young Award; it was the second of three times Smith led the NL in saves, and he later led the American League (AL) in saves once.