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Comparing Ted Simmons to the list of Hall of Fame catchers

When I remember seeing MLB catcher Ted Simmons play, it was during the twilight of his career while he was the backup catcher for the Atlanta Braves from 1986-1988. During that time, he was playing mostly first base and was not the everyday player he had been for the better part of the prior 15 seasons. Throughout his career, which spanned from 1968-1988, he finished with a .285...
August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

My picks for the inaugural Cardinals Hall of Fame class

As a member of the United Cardinals Bloggers, we are regularly given assignments to write about, with the results posted on  This month we were asked to put together our ballot of the 5 players we would like to see voted in as part of the inaugural class for the Cardinals Hall of Fame. There were a few rules for this assignment:  (1)  Assume that...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
July 26, 2013  |  1 Comment

Switch-hitting Beltran’s unusual feat

St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran’s two two-run home runs on Sunday were interesting from both a team and a personal perspective. For the Cardinals, his five RBI (he added another on a single) were a major contributor to the 10-4 win over Washington. The club lowered its magic number for securing the second National League wild card to two. For Beltran personally...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Molina, Simmons and Cardinals 20 home run hitters

In their 5-0 win over Houston on Wednesday night, the St. Louis Cardinals reached a team milestone for the first time. Third baseman David Freese and catcher Yadier Molina each hit their 20th home runs of 2012. This is the first time in history the team has five players with 20 or more homers in one season. Carlos Beltran (29), Matt Holliday (27) and Allen Craig (21) had reached...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
September 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Molina chasing Simmons for best HR season by a Cardinals catcher

In what was arguably the play of the game in one of the wildest St. Louis Cardinals games in recent years, catcher Yadier Molina launched a two-run home run in the ninth inning in Miami on Monday night. Down by two, the Cards were just one out away from defeat. With a runner on first, Molina connected off Marlins closer Heath Bell to tie the game. St. Louis went on to win in the...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
June 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Cardinals where are they now? – LaPoint and Ryde

How in the world did Dave LaPoint and Ryde Rodriguez end up together? Recently, I posted a series of photos and a recap of the St. Louis Cardinals Legends Camp, held in Jupiter, Fla. two weeks ago. One of the 21 former Cardinals that came back together for fun with each other and with the fans who paid for the opportunity to take the field with them was LaPoint. The now-52-year...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
February 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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