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Many St. Louis Cardinals fans may best remember Gary Gaetti from his almost-three seasons with the club late in his two decade-long MLB playing career. It was the first three of the Tony La Russa years, 1996-1998, during which Gaetti was proclaimed “the pride of Centralia, Illinois” by broadcaster Mike Shannon.
I, however, most vividly recall “The G-Man” from his 1980’s heyday with Minnesota. Third baseman Gaetti, along with Kent Hrbek, Tom Brunansky and Kirby Puckett, formed the offensive core of the strong Twins clubs expertly managed by Tom Kelly.
Living in the Twin Cities area at the time, I can still remember the fan who often sat in the upper deck of the Metrodome, far above the baggie in right. He tirelessly held a sign proclaiming himself a member of the “Liza Minnelli Fan Club,” apparently in honor of the resemblance between the singer and the third baseman, set off by their prominent schnozzes.
Gaetti’s most famous time in the Cardinals spotlight unfortunately occurr...
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Skip Schumaker is no longer a Cardinal. He's been traded to the Dodgers for a AA infielder.
This isn't a surprise to anyone. Schumaker, the consummate professional, saw the writing on the wall with the Cardinals and discreetly requested a trade from GM John Mozeliak.
I'm pretty sure outside of his family and some truly die hard fans, this is really...
ST. LOUIS - Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay tweeted shortly after the club signed veteran reliever Randy Choate Friday that having him as a teammate would save him five broken bats a year. Fellow left-handed hitter Dan Descalso agreed.
And they should. They are a combined 0-for-9 against Choate in their careers while the full St. Louis roster is just 4-for-25 against the left-handed...
With the special day that is upon us, December 12, 2012, I decided to take a quick look at some of the notables to have worn the jersey for the St. Louis Cardinals.
The most recent number 12 is, of course, Lance Berkman. The long-time Houston Astros star arrived in St. Louis on the rebound after a mid-season 2010 trade to the Yankees that led nowhere. Assigned to take his balky...
A perennially-contending club like the St. Louis Cardinals seems unwilling to sacrifice a season or two in the present to increase the odds of a future payoff. Perhaps they see such a move as unnecessary.
2013 should be no exception. The Cards have made the post-season as a wild card in each of the last two seasons, including going on to claim one world title. They prospered even...
Mike Petriello of Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness reported tonight the Dodgers have sent infield prospect Jake Lemmerman to the Cardinals for infielder/outfielder Skip Schumaker.
The Dodgers, in need of a bench player, land a versatile player in Schumaker, 32, who can play second base and the outfield (including center field). He isn't going to unseat Mark Ellis as...
The Dodgers have acquired Cardinals utility man Skip Schumaker for minor-league shortstop Jake Lemmerman, according to Mike Petriello.
Tonight — well, tomorrow, perhaps, by the time it’s official — that may change. Multiple sources tell me that the Dodgers are in agreement with St. Louis on a deal that would send minor league shortstop Jake Lemmerman for veteran Skip Schumaker...
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ST. LOUIS Unhappy with sporadic playing time late last season, Cardinals second baseman Skip Schumaker had his agent inform the club that hed be open to a trade if it meant a better opportunity to play elsewhere.
His wish was granted Wednesday. And it couldnt have turned out any better.
The Cardinals returned the Southern California native back home, trading him to the Los Angeles...
The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired infielder-outfielder Skip Schumaker from St. Louis for minor league infielder Jake Lemmerman on Wednesday.
Schumaker hit .288 with 23 home runs and 211 RBIs in 810 games from 2005-12 with the Cardinals, where he had spent his entire career. The left-handed hitter has a .305 career batting average against right-handers.
The 32-year-old Schumaker...
The Los Angeles Dodgers continued their busy offseason, acquiring infielder/outfielder Skip Schumaker from the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.
Jake Lemmerman, a minor league shortstop and second baseman, is going to the Cardinals in the trade.
In Schumaker, 32, the Dodgers are adding a native of Southern California whose versatility was valued by longtime Cardinals manager Tony...
The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired utility man Skip Schumaker from the St. Louis Cardinals writes Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. The Cardinals will receive minor leaguer Jake Lemmerman.
Schumaker, 32, hit .276/.339/.368 with 1 HR, 28 RBI's and a .310 wOBA in 304 plate appearances for the Cardinals in 2012.
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Some reports about the St. Louis Cardinals new minor league shortstop evoke the memory of one of the club’s former major league starters at the position. Is it a fair comparison?