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Two prominent St. Louis Cardinals figures from the first half of the 20th century are back on the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot. Owner Sam Breadon and shortstop Marty Marion are among 10 candidates under consideration by the Hall’s pre-integration era committee.
The group of former players, executives, reporters and historians is charged with evaluating those who made their most significant impact to the game by 1946 or prior. Candidates need at least 12 of 16 votes (75 percent) in voting that will occur during baseball’s Winter Meetings in early December. Winners will be inducted in Cooperstown, New York in late July.
Both Cardinals have a good case, but if I had to choose one, it would be Breadon.
However, his chances may not great. In 2009, an earlier 16-member veterans committee – one that included current owner Bill DeWitt, Jr. and Post-Dispatch writer Rick Hummel – gave Breadon less than 25 percent support.
Self-made through ownership of automobile dealerships, Bread...
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So I'm trolling around some St. Louis Cards news on the Internet when I come across an article on SB Nation about Lance Berkman possibly heading back to the Houston Astros.
Houston? Those dirty dogs? I mean, I thought Berks got a taste of the filet and wouldn't want round steak anymore. But to each their own.
The article went on to explain that the talks...
In an effort to clear room on their 40 man roster, the St. Louis Cardinals have outrighted three players to Triple-A Memphis, clearing three roster spots as free agency and the Rule 5 Draft approach.
Catchers Bryan Anderson and Steven Hill along with right-handed reliever Adam Reifer were the three players affected by the move.
The move clears roster space for general manager...
As the offseason gets into full swing, many fans are wondering what is going to happen with St. Louis Cardinals free agents Kyle Lohse and Lance Berkman. Neither will likely be back in St. Louis, but where will they land?
If you look forward to next year just a little bit, the startling realization that ace Adam Wainwright will be a free agent in 2013 will hit you square in...
Adam Wainwright missed the entire 2011 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. This came after he finished second in Cy Young voting in 2010 and third in Cy Young voting in 2009. So when he returned this past season, people were interested to see how well Wainwright could bounce back from the surgery. Well, he struggled early on but managed to finish with an ERA under...
ST. LOUIS - As Mark McGwire phoned his former students this past weekend to inform them he would be accepting an offer to become the Los Angeles Dodgers hitting coach, their reaction was one of disappointment but also happiness.
Orchestrator of the National Leagues best offense during his three-year run as Cardinals hitting coach from 2010-2012, McGwires successful return to baseball...
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Adam Reifer, Bryan Anderson and Steven Hill have been removed from the Cardinals’ 40-man roster.
The St. Louis Cardinals made several changes to their coaching staff this week before free agency gets started. That’s not huge news, but it might be more than the team changes to its player roster during the offseason.
Hitting coach Mark McGwire said Friday he will take the same position with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Cardinals also announced earlier in the week that bullpen...
John Mabry moves up to replace Mark McGwire as the St. Louis Cardinals' hitting coach for 2013. Blaise Ilsley has been promoted from Memphis to be the new bullpen coach.
ST. LOUIS - The Cardinals have tabbed assistant hitting coach John Mabry as the replacement for hitting coach Mark McGwire, who left to take the same position with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The club has also promoted Triple-A Memphis pitching coach Blaise Ilsley to the bullpen coach position with the big league team. Ilsley, 48, spent five seasons with Memphis and replaces former...
One year ago, Cardinal Nation tasted the very definition of bittersweet as the team reveled in its 11th—and inarguably most dramatic and improbable—World Series Championship while also saying goodbye to Tony La Russa and Dave Duncan, the outgoing brain trust of so much on-the-field success over a decade and a half in St. Louis. Their departure set in motion a transfer of eras...