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Cards' top players not in the Hall of Fame

@zachsilver and @anne__rogers
January 24, 2023

ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals have their share of National Baseball Hall of Fame players. From Stan Musial to Bob Gibson, Red Schoendienst to Lou Brock, the list of Cardinals in the Hall speaks to the history of the franchise and its success over the years.

Pujols' 10 most memorable moments

January 16, 2023

When you play 22 Major League seasons, appear in three World Series and make 10 All-Star teams, you're going to accumulate some memorable moments. When you sprinkle in more than 3,000 hits and 700 home runs over the course of a career like that, there will be even more. Albert

The best baseball players born on Jan. 15

@oapostrophesd
January 15, 2023

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Jan. 15:

Wizardry: Ozzie Smith's top 10 career moments

December 26, 2022

When Ozzie Smith performed backflips while heading to his position before the start of Cardinals home openers, postseason contests and All-Star Games, it was as if he were saying, “Let the fun begin.” Watching Smith sustain defensive wizardry at shortstop was indeed fun for his multitude of aficionados, whom he

These players toed both sides of Cards-Cubs

Long list of greats have played for each faction of historic rivalry
@zachsilver
December 7, 2022

The rivalry between the Cardinals and the Cubs is more deep-seated than its novelty has to be stated. The Lou and the Windy City hold a special place in each other’s hearts in that the space is rather void of positivity. Some all-time great games, matchups and moments have been

10 moments that defined Lee Smith's career

@zachsilver
December 4, 2022

When Lee Smith called it a career after the 1997 season, there was no closer more fruitful in baseball history. He held the record in career saves, with 478. He acquired at least 30 saves 10 times and 40 saves three times, leading the NL four times (and the Majors

Top 10 moments in Bob Gibson's HOF career

November 9, 2022

A handful of pitchers possessed as much talent as Bob Gibson. None, however, matched his competitiveness. “Failure was not an option,” Gibson once said, and he meant it. This is a man who was so engrossed in his task that he faced three batters after Roberto Clemente broke Gibson's right

10 moments that defined Sutter's career

October 14, 2022

There are a few select bullpen forefathers who paved the way for baseball's era of late-inning specialization. Bruce Sutter, who passed away at 69, is on that short list of arms who blazed the trail for today's closers. Sutter was a workhorse closer of the 1970s and '80s who, along

The best baseball players born on Oct. 1

October 1, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 1.

These are the Top 10 moments of Yadi's career

@zachsilver
September 30, 2022

It’s not a question of if Yadier Molina will one day get a statue outside Busch Stadium, have his number retired by the Cardinals and receive unending applause anytime he returns to St. Louis after his playing career ends, but when. That’s the recognition he’s earned himself after 19 seasons

Immaculate innings: 3 strikeouts on 9 pitches

September 27, 2022

Three up, three down, with all three batters struck out on three pitches each. While the "immaculate inning" isn't nearly as rare as it once was -- there were none from 1929-52 and eight alone in 2017 -- any pitcher who can plow through a big league lineup on nine

These are the Top 10 moments of Waino's career

@zachsilver
August 30, 2022

The peak of Adam Wainwright's career, albeit shortened, has made him one of the most respected pitchers of his generation. The length of his career has done the same -- and made him a marvel to watch. Whether you call him Waino, Adam or Uncle Charlie, Wainwright has made a

The top Cards Draft pick from every season

@JohnDenton555 and @zachsilver
August 1, 2022

The Cardinals have prided themselves on being able to build talent through their illustrious pipeline, developing raw talent into bona fide big leaguers, and in several cases, Hall of Famers. So how has the team fared with its top overall pick from each season? Let’s dive into it, considering solely

10 moments that defined Simmons' career

January 21, 2022

MILWAUKEE – Ted Simmons was a switch-hitting force, compiling a .285/.348/.437 slash line with 248 career home runs while catching for the Cardinals, Brewers and Braves. He made eight All-Star teams, batted .300 or better seven times and at the time of his retirement in 1988, led all catchers in

The best baseball players born on Dec. 26

@oapostrophesd
January 11, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Dec. 26:

Top 10 moments of Keith Hernandez's career

January 11, 2022

NEW YORK -- Few baseball players have managed not only to maintain their popularity over the decades, but to grow it the way Keith Hernandez has. Multiple generations have come to adore Hernandez, from the Cardinals and Mets fans that watched him in his prime to the millions who knew

The best baseball players born on May 9

@oapostrophesd
December 31, 2021

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for May 9:

Ranking the best rotations in Cards history

@zachsilver
December 29, 2021

The Cardinals franchise is rich in its pitching history, from some of the greatest to ever throw off a mound to others who put together singularly sensational seasons in St. Louis amid just one stop in their careers. Numerous Hall of Famers -- Bob Gibson, Dizzy Dean and Steve Carlton

The best baseball players born on Feb. 3

@oapostrophesd
December 20, 2021

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Feb. 3:

When the Wizard became a Cardinal

40 years ago, trade with Padres nearly fell through
@AndrewSimonMLB
December 9, 2021

Ozzie Smith and the Cardinals fit together as seamlessly as a slick double-play combo. The legendary shortstop wears a St. Louis cap on his Hall of Fame plaque, and his No. 1 jersey is retired by the team. Even his Twitter handle (@STLWizard) pays tribute to his longtime home. But

This is the Cards' all-time single-season team

@anne__rogers
December 1, 2021

ST. LOUIS -- Much has been written about an all-time Cardinals lineup. There’s Bob Gibson on the mound, Stan Musial in the outfield, Albert Pujols at first. Ozzie Smith anchors the infield at shortstop. All of the all-time greats are on those lists, based on their long careers in St.

10 biggest trades in Cardinals history

December 1, 2021

ST. LOUIS -- Though there is often an urgency to declare winners and losers after a trade is executed, rarely is the full impact of a deal realized immediately. Time can peel away unforeseen layers and thus best judge whether one team pulled off a heist or whether both benefited

Best position-player seasons in Cards history

@anne__rogers
December 1, 2021

ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals have had some memorable seasons in their long franchise history, mainly because they have had some memorable players who have put together incredible individual seasons. It’s hard to compile a list of just five; some of the all-time great Cardinals could make up this list

From Freese to No. 62, top Busch moments

@zachsilver
December 1, 2021

Legendary moments and Busch Stadium go together like few other combos, to the point where Budweiser’s marketing tagline is, quite literally, “celebrating legendary moments.” So it should be no surprise that the list of the top Cardinals moments in their home park is rife with prime selections, hard to limit

The best Cards to wear each uniform number

@anne__rogers
December 1, 2021

ST. LOUIS -- There are some uniform numbers that are synonymous with the players who wore them. No. 6 is for Stan “The Man” Musial. No. 1 for Ozzie Smith, No. 4 for Yadier Molina. You can’t see No. 50 without thinking of Adam Wainwright or No. 2 without thinking