St. Louis Cardinals

Charles Comiskey, shown here circa 1910, guided the Browns to four American Association titles.
Rogers Hornsby won two Triple Crowns as a Cardinal.
Stan Musial retired owning numerous National League and team batting records.
Bob Gibson, the most decorated pitcher in team history, won two Cy Young Awards.
Pitcher Chris Carpenter, essential in two World Series titles, won 10 playoff games with a 3.00 postseason ERA.
Albert Pujols is one of the most accomplished players in Cardinals' history.
Sportsman's Park during the 1946 World Series
Busch Memorial Stadium, home stadium from 1966 to 2005
St. Louis logo (1900–1919)
St. Louis mascot Fredbird, 2013
Red Schoendienst (1965–76, 1980, 1990)
Tony La Russa (1996–2011)
Joe Medwick's Triple Crown in 1937 is the last in the history of the National League
Lou Brock
Dizzy Dean
Curt Flood
Enos Slaughter
Ozzie Smith
Bruce Sutter
Harry Caray

American professional baseball team based in St. Louis.

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Rogers Hornsby

American baseball infielder, manager, and coach who played 23 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB).

Rogers Hornsby with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1917
Rogers Hornsby (pictured on a 1922 baseball card) takes a swing.
Rogers Hornsby with the Boston Braves in 1928
How to Play First Base by Rogers Hornsby
Hornsby in 1920

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).

Dizzy Dean

American professional baseball pitcher.

Dean on the cover of Time magazine in 1935
Dizzy Dean 1933 Goudey baseball card.
Dizzy Dean's plaque at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

During his Major League Baseball (MLB) career, he played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, and St. Louis Browns.

Stan Musial

American baseball outfielder and first baseman.

Musial in 1953
Musial's statue outside of Busch Stadium captures his signature batting stance.
Musial on the cover of Baseball Digest, September 1948
Musial in 1957
President Barack Obama awards the 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Stan Musial in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House February 15, 2011.

He spent 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), playing for the St. Louis Cardinals, from 1941 to 1944 and from 1946 to 1963.

Bob Gibson

Gibson at Roger Dean Stadium in 2010
Gibson in 1962.

Robert Gibson (born Pack Robert Gibson; November 9, 1935October 2, 2020) was an American professional baseball pitcher who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the St. Louis Cardinals (1959–1975).

Mark McGwire

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

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.

Farm 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.

Lou Brock

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.

List of National League pennant winners

Team that wins the championship—the pennant—of MLB's National League .

The Philadelphia Phillies won their second consecutive pennant in 2009 and lost to the San Francisco Giants in the 2010 NLCS.
The Pittsburgh Pirates (back row) won the National League pennant in 1903, and played in the first modern World Series in baseball history.
The New York Giants won their first World Series appearance in 1905 after their owner refused to take part in the 1904 World Series.
The 2006 St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series after capturing the National League pennant.
In 2008, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Los Angeles Dodgers faced off in the National League championship series for the pennant; the Phillies won, four games to one.
The 19th century Baltimore Orioles team won three National League pennants, one of three defunct teams to have won the league.
The Detroit Wolverines won their only pennant in 1887, followed by a victory in the World's Championship Series.

The San Francisco Giants (formerly the New York Giants; 23 pennants, 27 playoff appearances) are in second place, with the St. Louis Cardinals (19 pennants and 28 playoff appearances), in third place, followed by the Atlanta Braves (18 pennants and 23 postseason appearances between their three home cities of Atlanta, Milwaukee, and Boston) in fourth place and the Chicago Cubs (17 pennants and 20 playoff appearances as the Cubs and White Stockings) in fifth.

Triple Crown (baseball)

In baseball, a player earns a Triple Crown when he leads a league in three specific statistical categories in the same season.

Shane Bieber, the most recent Pitching Triple Crown winner (2020)
Miguel Cabrera is the most recent batting Triple Crown winner, achieving it in 2012; the first since 1967.
Grover Cleveland Alexander won three National League pitching Triple Crowns (1915–1916, 1920) with two different teams.
Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax won three National League pitching Triple Crowns, two consecutively and all three within four seasons.
Walter Johnson won three American League pitching Triple Crowns with the Washington Senators.
Oscar Charleston won three batting Triple Crowns, most for any American player
NPB Hall of Famer Hiromitsu Ochiai is the only player to have won three batting Triple Crowns in any league.
Tomoyuki Sugano is the most recent pitching Triple Crown winner in the NPB, achieving it in 2018.

Rogers Hornsby was the first to accomplish it, winning his first in 1922 and then leading both major leagues in 1925 en route to his second Triple Crown, both with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Chris von der Ahe

Von der Ahe, from a baseball card, 1887

Christian Friedrich (or Frederick) Wilhelm von der Ahe (October 7, 1851 – June 5, 1913) was a German-American entrepreneur, best known as the owner of the St. Louis Brown Stockings of the American Association, now known as the St. Louis Cardinals.