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Game 1 of '05 NLCS airs Sunday at 11 a.m. CT

May 30, 2020

ST. LOUIS -- Reggie Sanders' two-run homer and Chris Carpenter's eight-inning outing in Game 1 of the 2005 National League Championship Series will re-air Sunday on and At 11 a.m. CT on Sunday, you can watch the Cardinals' 5-3 win over the Astros in Game 1 of the

The best throwing arms in the NL Central

May 29, 2020

We all love to see a cannon for an arm, whether it's from the outfield with throws nearing or surpassing 100 mph to the plate, or on the infield when someone makes a slick play and has to show off the arm to get the runner in time at first

Trades link McCarver, McGee decades apart

Catcher integral in Cards' '60s run; outfielder led dominant '80s teams
May 27, 2020

ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals teams from the 1960s and '80s were some of the most successful teams in franchise history. St. Louis won six National League pennants and three World Series titles (’64, ’67 and ’82) in those two decades. Those teams are more connected than just their winning

MLB announces 2020 Draft schedule

First round begins June 10 at 7 ET; televised live on MLB Network, ESPN
May 29, 2020

On Friday, Major League Baseball announced that this year’s Draft will be held on June 10-11. Here’s everything you need to know: Broadcast and logistics details The five-round Draft will begin on Wednesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. ET, with both MLB Network and ESPN producing live coverage -- the

Most hyped RHP prospects of the past 20 years

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
May 27, 2020

Pitching prospects are an inherently volatile group, one with more cautionary tales than success stories, but the type of impact that a highly touted young hurler can have on an organization’s long-term outlook cannot be overstated. The below list of the most-hyped right-handed pitching prospects of the past 20 years

Cardinals' Top 5 RHP starters: Rogers' take

May 26, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the Top 5 players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Herr, Tudor, White in Cards' 2020 HOF class

May 22, 2020

ST. LOUIS -- Three former standout Cardinals players will be inducted into the Cardinals Hall of Fame this year, as part of the seventh induction class since its creation in 2014. FOX Sports Midwest made the televised announcement Friday. Tom Herr and John Tudor were chosen by the fans as

For 1 season, these 30 guys played like HOFers

May 25, 2020

It’s easy to break down truly great seasons from the superstars. If anything, the hardest part is deciding which Mike Trout season is the best, or which Barry Bonds, or which Albert Pujols. The real fun is the random superstar season that comes out of nowhere, a player who isn’t

These are the best gloves in the NL Central

May 22, 2020

Few things are prettier than an outfielder racing to chase down a hard-hit ball in the gap, leaving his feet in a full dive to pluck the ball from the air before crashing to the ground with the ball securely in his glove. Or a third baseman flashing catlike reflexes

The best games by 1 batter for every club

May 21, 2020

Do you know your favorite team's best individual single-game hitting performance? From Hall of Famers to players who otherwise had obscure careers, there's a diverse list in that category. With the help of all 30 beat writers, here's the best game any one batter has had for each club.

Each MLB team's best Draft of all time

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
May 23, 2020

The Dodgers had mixed success in the first three years of the Draft, sandwiching lackluster efforts in 1965 and 1967 around finding three All-Stars (Charlie Hough, Bill Russell, Billy Grabarkewitz) and a Rookie of the Year (Ted Sizemore) in 1966. Los Angeles slid from a World Series championship to an

He was the Cards' best utility player of all time

May 19, 2020

ST. LOUIS -- On May 14, 1988, José Oquendo really became the player who could do it all. The Cardinals' utility man pitched four innings in a 19-inning game against the Braves, and though he suffered the loss in a 7-5 defeat after allowing two runs in the 19th, Oquendo

Player of the century? So far, it’s Pujols

May 20, 2020

Mike Trout was the Player of the Decade, without question, hands down, either as an MVP or MVP contender just about every single year. If he is blessed with good health, he may be discussed some day with Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle at his best and Hank Aaron as

Kim adjusting during strange first year in USA

May 18, 2020

ST. LOUIS -- This wasn’t the rookie season Kwang-Hyun Kim thought he was going to have. After signing a two-year deal with the Cardinals in the offseason, the Korean lefty envisioned taking his solid spring performance and translating it to a full season on the mound for the Cardinals. Instead,

Watch 44 more epic half-innings right here

May 21, 2020

As the baseball world waits for live games to return, once again offered a dizzying sprint through history to satisfy your craving. For the second time, streamed the most memorable half-innings in modern history back to back, a string of 44 half-innings. All of the half-innings also are

Relive Cards' epic comeback in 2014 NLDS G1

May 17, 2020

ST. LOUIS -- It's time to relive another stunning and improbable Cardinals comeback, their 10-9 win over Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers in Game 1 of the 2014 National League Division Series. This one didn’t get good for Cardinals fans until the end, but it’s worth sticking around. After years

Flaherty vs. Buehler could define the 2020s

Matchups between Cardinals, Dodgers aces will be appointment viewing
May 17, 2020

Sandy Koufax vs. Bob Gibson. Tom Seaver vs. Steve Carlton. Roger Clemens vs. Pedro Martinez. Stretching all the way back to the turn of the 20th century, when Christy Mathewson squared off against Mordecai “Three-Finger” Brown, few things in baseball are as exciting as a duel between two premier aces.

The best moment in each ballpark's history

May 17, 2020

As baseball stadiums sit empty, still, you can’t help and look at them and think of what has happened there, memories we’ll carry with us the rest of our lives. Because when greatness has happened before, it reminds us it can, and will, happen again. So, today at the Thirty,

A weird fact about a player on every team

Samurai swords, ailurophobia and more
May 17, 2020

A ballplayer's life doesn't begin and end at the park. Sure, they spend plenty of their time there -- lifting weights, drinking nutrient-dense smoothies and taking BP all before the game, but just like Walt Whitman, the players contain multitudes. So, we delved into the 2020 media guides, looked to

These NL Central players feel need for speed

May 15, 2020

When Draft time comes around, guys with elite speed tend to get first-round looks -- for good reason. Speed is one of the most prominent two-way skills in baseball; it both impacts a player’s ability to reach base and his ability to track down batted balls and field them cleanly.

Broadcaster McLaughlin shares his favorite call

May 13, 2020

ST. LOUIS -- Dan McLaughlin hopes Cardinals fans can hear the emotions they’re feeling echoed in the broadcast as they watch a big moment happen on their screen. A home run at a significant time? You’re probably rising out of your seat. So is McLaughlin. A prominent player receiving a