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On September 9, 1930, the St. Louis Cardinals, helmed by skipper Gabby Street, found themselves tied for second place, 2.5 games behind the Chicago Cubs. That morning, Street received a telegram that read:
Do not worry, you will lose today, regardless of your pitching choice; you will win the next three.
That afternoon, the Cards lost to the Giants 2-1 before winning the next three. The next day, at the start of St. Louis' series against the Boston Braves, Street received another telegram:
Everything O.K. You will win two and lose one.
Over the next two days, the Cardinals won two and lost one, just as the telegram predicted. For the remainder of the month, as St. Louis fought its way towards the pennant, the telegrams continued. According to all published reports, the telegrams were never wrong. Cardinals players began to "accept as gospel" the mystery telegrams.
The pennant race went all the way to the final weekend of the year, when St. Louis hosted Pitt...
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On one hand, the game of baseball is very simple – throw, hit and run. Yet the statistics behind the game – what help make it so compelling for some – can become complex very quickly.
I was reminded of this after Monday night’s comeback win by the St. Louis Cardinals. The road club scored three in the top of the ninth to defeat Milwaukee, 3-2.
I was simply curious as to how...
ST. LOUIS, Mo St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter underwent neurogenic thoracic outlet surgery earlier today in Dallas, Texas. The procedure was performed by Dr. Greg Pearl.
Carpenter, 37, will remain in Dallas for recovery the next couple of days before returning to St. Louis to begin his rehabilitation. The anticipated time of rehabilitation is 2-to-3 months and Carpenter...
MILWAUKEE Lance Berkman figured skipping a rehab assignment might cause him to not see the ball well or feel uncomfortable in the box his first few games back.
He didnt expect to not have any bat speed.
The Cardinals wanted the veteran to play a few minor league games after missing nearly two months due to knee surgery, but Berkman declined and said he felt good enough to work...
Lance Berkman has struggled since his return from the disabled list. The switch-hitting slugger has started just one game since his return and is hitless in six plate appearances, striking out three times.
Berkman served as a pinch hitter in the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. Berkman struck out on a check swing call made by home plate umpire...
The second half has not begun the way the St. Louis Cardinals would have envisioned. The club lost five of six road contests to National League Central Division rivals Cincinnati and Milwaukee.
During that stretch, the games were close. The Cardinals received good pitching, but the offense often misfired when it mattered most. They had plenty of scoring chances, though. The problem...
MILWAUKEE -- Tyler Greene arrives at the ballpark each afternoon, walks by the lineup posted on the wall and glances to see if his name is there. More times than not of late, Greene has been left with the same answer: nope.
But for the first time since July 3 and just the fifth time since June 19, Greene likely stopped to double check Tuesday's lineup card. He was in there,...
After ending the pre-All Star break of their schedule with a rush to close six games over .500, the Cardinals have jammed it in reverse. They finished a disastrous 1-5 trip to division rivals Cincinnati and Milwaukee, with every loss seeming much the same. They are only two over .500 with 70 games to play.
Wednesday, they left the bases loaded in the ninth when first baseman Lance...
MILWAUKEE As they looked for a solution to fix their struggling bullpen, the Cardinals contemplated bringing up pitching prospect Trevor Rosenthal from Double-A Springfield for more than a month.
Sunday night, they finally pulled the trigger.
Rosenthal was summoned into the manager's office after Double-A Springfield's 8-6 victory Sunday night and told he had been promoted...
Summarizing the St. Louis Cardinals' activity following the 2012 First-Year Player Draft.
The St. Louis Cardinals’ fourth-round draft pick from last month talks about his experiences.
St. Louis Cardinals hitters went just 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position in Tuesday’s 3-2 loss to Milwaukee at Miller Park.
The St. Louis Cardinals moved nine minor league players on Tuesday, affecting three Class-A clubs. Two 2012 draftees are among the promoted.
It’s no secret that the Cardinals could use another starting pitcher. Right-hander Chris Carpenter is out for the season. Left-hander Jaime Garcia remains sidelined with a left shoulder sprain.
The team, while frustrated by the high asking prices for starting pitchers, continues to perform its due diligence in the pitching market, monitoring both starters and relievers, according...
MILWAUKEE Time will tell whether or not the three-run ninth inning Monday night will prove to be a turning point for the slumping St. Louis Cardinals. But desperate for a big hit after getting swept in Cincinnati, they'll gladly take it.
Down to their last out and looking at a frustrating fourth-straight loss ahead of them, the Cardinals instead rallied for three runs off Brewers...