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130 years in, Cards-Cubs rivalry still fierce

@anne__rogers
January 19, 2021

One of the oldest and most iconic rivalries in baseball is Cardinals vs. Cubs. It’s had its share of intense moments on the field and off the field and hasn’t lost any of its edge in 130-plus years. How did it begin, and how has it sustained for all this

The all-time best games from Cards pitchers

@anne__rogers
January 18, 2021

ST. LOUIS -- You don’t have to be an all-time Cardinals great to have an all-time great game for the Cardinals -- although some of the greats have certainly had standout performances. One legendary game can put a player in the record books and provide a lifetime of memories, no

The 5 best games by hitters in Cards history

@anne__rogers
January 11, 2021

ST. LOUIS -- Baseball history has seen a player hit four home runs in a game 18 times. One of those players did it with the Cardinals. There have been two players with 12 RBIs in a game -- both were Cardinals. And one Cardinals player had four home runs

History of St. Louis' Negro Leagues stars

@anne__rogers
January 5, 2021

ST. LOUIS -- Major League Baseball’s decision to give Major League status to seven professional Negro Leagues that operated between 1920-48 means that approximately 3,400 players are now officially considered Major Leaguers, and their stats and records are now part of Major League history. The stars who played in St.

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

@anne__rogers
January 4, 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.

5 key questions for Cardinals entering 2021

@anne__rogers
December 31, 2020

ST. LOUIS -- On Friday we can officially say goodbye to 2020 and hope that 2021 brings a little more normalcy. The Cardinals, though, have had their eyes on '21 for a while now, aiming to improve the roster internally, as well as exploring outside options, with “patience” as their

The best Cards to wear each uniform number

@anne__rogers
December 28, 2020

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

How the Cardinals got their nickname

@anne__rogers
December 21, 2020

ST. LOUIS -- While the St. Louis Cardinals franchise can trace its roots back years before Opening Day in 1899, it was that windy April day in St. Louis that future Hall of Famers Cy Young, Bobby Wallace and Jesse Burkett would make history as the modern-day club. The three

The 5 best seasons by Cardinals pitchers

@anne__rogers
December 14, 2020

ST. LOUIS -- There is a no-doubt winner when we stack up the best pitching seasons in Cardinals history, but the rest of the list offers some intriguing names and years in the franchise’s long history. Regardless, there have been some incredible seasons featuring St. Louis pitchers over the years.

Every Rule 5 Draft pick in Cards history

@anne__rogers
December 10, 2020

The Rule 5 Draft has been a staple of baseball’s annual Winter Meetings for a long time, and even the virtual format of the Meetings this year couldn’t stop the Rule 5 Draft. The Cardinals have had their share of activity throughout the years, but not so much recently in

Revisiting Cards' top 5 Winter Meetings deals

@anne__rogers
December 7, 2020

This week is baseball’s annual Winter Meetings, and because of the coronavirus pandemic, conference calls and Zoom chats with teams and agents will replace the usual in-person bustle at a hotel. The Cardinals’ activity at the Winter Meetings has varied over the years. Some Meetings have fostered a flurry of

Story behind Cards-Clydesdales connection

@anne__rogers
December 5, 2020

There is a tradition that has become so synonymous with Cardinals baseball that even in the heart of winter, it’s fun to think about when we will hear the hooves of Clydesdales trotting around the warning track of Busch Stadium again. The Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales have become a staple of the

Best position-player seasons in Cards history

@anne__rogers
November 30, 2020

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

How Cards' legend Musial became 'The Man'

@anne__rogers
November 19, 2020

ST. LOUIS -- There are some names that are synonymous with Cardinals baseball. Bob Gibson. Lou Brock. Stan Musial. The last one could just be simplified to The Man, and you’d know who we were talking about. But how did Musial become The Man? One of the most fitting nicknames

Cards' top players with a Hall of an argument

@anne__rogers
November 16, 2020

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

October 9, 2020

When you play 20 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 3,000 hits and more than 600 home runs over the course of a career like that, there will be even more. Here is

Top 10 moments in Bob Gibson's HOF career

@goodforball
October 3, 2020

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 biggest trades in Cardinals history

@LangoschMLB
September 6, 2020

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

Cardinals’ Top 5 general managers: Rogers’ take

@anne__rogers
June 23, 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 five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

MLB's most exciting player in the mid-80s

@williamfleitch
June 19, 2020

While we’re waiting for baseball to come back, we are making do. So once a week, inspired by the late Deadspin’s “Let’s Remember Some Guys” series, we will take a look at one player in baseball history, why he was great, why he mattered, why we should hang on to

Cardinals’ Top 5 managers: Rogers’ take

@anne__rogers
June 16, 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 five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their careers with that club. These rankings are for fun and debate

Wizardry: Ozzie Smith's top 10 career moments

@goodforball
June 12, 2020

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

Cardinals’ Top 5 relief pitchers: Rogers’ take

@anne__rogers
June 8, 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 five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Cards' Top 5 left-handed starters: Rogers' take

@anne__rogers
June 2, 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.

Trades link McCarver, McGee decades apart

Catcher integral in Cards' '60s run; outfielder led dominant '80s teams
@anne__rogers
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