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Cards have recorded 50 wins in less than 74 games just once since 1892

Since joining the NL in 1892, St. Louis has reached 50 wins in 74 games or fewer once. It happened in 71 contests, but the 2015 Cardinals should be forgiven for slightly trailing that mark. They don't have a Stan Musial batting .369 as part of the hot start and a fellow infielder beating him out for MVP. In fact, three of the top players on the present roster remain on the disabled...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles-Red Sox Preview

A long overdue offensive outburst from the Boston Red Sox seems to have put their long losing streak firmly behind them. Those problems, however, could again crop up Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles, who sent the Red Sox into a tailspin with a dominant sweep earlier this month. Boston (31-40) was outscored 47-28 over a seven-game losing streak June 9-15 but has averaged...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz passes Stan Musial, Willie Stargell with 476th homer

  David Ortiz passed two Hall of Famers on the career home run chart. He was hardly the only Boston hitter who had a big day. Ortiz launched his 476th homer to move past Stan Musial and Willie Stargell, and the Red Sox banged out 13 extra-base hits Sunday in a 13-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Hanley Ramirez hit his team-best 15th homer and Mookie Betts also went deep for...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ghost Post: You Were Robbed

by Dennis Lawson As the news ticker scrolled along the bottom of the living room television screen, the name “Gwynn” caught my eye. The date was June 16th, 2014, and Tony Gwynn had just passed after a prolonged fight with salivary gland cancer. My immediate reaction was a rather lengthy string of profanities uttered with cancer the obvious target of my invectives. I wasn...
Via Padres Public
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: David Ortiz Joins Stan Musial, Willie Stargell On Homer List

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The downward spiral continues. The Red Sox’s losing streak reached six games Sunday as Boston suffered a 13-5 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. It’s Boston’s longest losing streak since the club dropped eight straight last August, and it’s clear things need to change or else the Sox will be playing...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

June 10, 1981: Charlie Hustle ties Stan the Man

It was a Wednesday at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Phillies were playing host to the Houston Astros. A forty-year-old Pete Rose led off the bottom of the first inning facing a thirty-four-year-old Nolan Ryan. Ryan, whose season was shortened to 21 starts, was arguably having his best year. His 1.69 ERA led the league, as did his 195 ERA+, 6.0 hits and 0...
Via Baseball Essential
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Musial’s Three MVPs

Stan Musial is a St. Louis icon and a national treasure, ranking with the Gateway Arch, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, and Campbell House Museum. Without flash, Musial carved a career of steadiness, superiority, and significance. From 1941–63, excluding 1945 for military service, Musial garnered 3,630 hits, 475 home runs, 725 doubles, 177 triples, nearly 2,000 runs scored, 20 consecutive...
Via The Sports Post
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Speaker’s 3000th hit was a milestone — for all but him

In Major League Baseball today, 3,000 hits is a milestone – a number that demonstrates enough talent and longevity to virtually guarantee a plaque at the Baseball Hall of Fame. But when Tris Speaker reached that number this week in 1925, it was regarded as little more than a curiosity – mostly because it was such a rare occurrence. Speaker, in his 10th season playing for the...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Happy 35th Birthday Josh Beckett!

I wrote this on Wednesday the 13th. I was watching part of the St. Louis Cardinals-Cleveland Indians game and the Cards’ TV team reminded the world, that on May 13th, 1958, Stan Musial collected his 3,000th hit in a game at Wrigley Field (while any Musial fact is no doubt important, they had a lot of air time to fill as Corey Kluber was mowing down the Cardinals). I started fooling...
Via Baseball Essential
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

10 Reasons It’s Great To Be A Cardinals Fan Today

This. A list of awesome things going on with the Cardinals right this very moment. 1) The Navy’s first win. Lt. Mitch Harris gets his first–and Navy's first ML win #STLCards #Cardinals http://t.co/sJE8O5bjoh — Brian Stull (@StullySTL) May 6, 2015 2) Matt Carpenter is the new Stan Musial. Matt Carpenter: 1st Cardinals player with 20 extra-base hits in the team's first 26...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Honor Red Schoendienst on 70 Years & Counting In MLB

ST. LOUIS, April 17, 2015 – It was seventy years ago today that Albert “Red” Schoendienst began his remarkable career in Major League Baseball.  The St. Louis Cardinals are marking the milestone by honoring Red with a special pre-game ceremony prior to tonight’s game against the Reds.  In addition, the team is launching a season-long campaign encouraging fans to demonstrate...
Via i70baseball
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Remembering Stan Musial On Opening Day

Whenever opening day at Busch Stadium floats around, I think about a lot of things but a few things linger longer than others. Clydesdales marching around the stadium. Sports cars carrying Hall of Famers in red suits. A sea of red blanketing a portion of the downtown St. Louis is a frequent occasion in the summer but on opening day, it’s a little extra special. Since Stan Musial...
Via Cardinals Farm
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

17 Mildly Interesting Things To Know For Opening Day 2015

The single best part of living in St. Louis? Opening. Day. If you’re working today, you’re not really working today. Every single one of you reading this knows at least 3 different people going to the game. And if you’re working anywhere in the metropolitan area, you’re either allowed to wear red or going home early to watch the game. Probably both. Here are 17 things you...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

USA-New Zealand serves as final tryout before World Cup roster cut

ST. LOUIS -- With the famous statue of the Cardinals' great Baseball Hall of Fame hitter Stan Musial standing sentry in front of Busch Stadium, the U.S. women's national team is having a homecoming for more than just St. Louis natives Becky Sauerbrunn and Lori Chalupny. The entire team seems to be relishing the prospect of playing a friendly on U.S. soil for the first time this year...
Via Fox Sports
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Countdown to Cardinals: 6

Days until Opening Night, Cardinals vs. Cubs on ESPN: 6 First player/coach to wear #6: Milt Stock (1923) Last player/coach to wear #6: Stan Musial (1963) Player/coach to wear #6 in the most seasons: Musial (22 total) Number of players/coaches to wear #6: 10 Last time not worn: Retired in ’63 after The Man’s final game Other interesting names [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Who’s Who In Baseball’ Turns 100 Years Old

‘Who’s Who In Baseball’ – the venerated, red-covered annual – is on store shelves now. And it’s celebrating 100 years of publication. The content (and cover) haven’t changed much over time. Who's Who in Baseball-1944-Stan Musial cover-mlb http://t.co/ytXRjEYkBl pic.twitter.com/M311fU2RQf — GreatBuyitnowProduct (@GreatBuyitnowP) March 19, 2015 Ed Sherman (of The...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Banks, Musial, McGee Among Never Ejected MLBers

Last week, baseball lost an icon in Chicago Cubs shortstop Ernie Banks. One of the related subjects touched upon in the SABR members’ newsgroup was the respect Banks showed toward umpires. To answer a question asked by a player and to illustrate the point, one SABR member, David Vincent, provided a list of the 111 Major Leaguers who played at least 1,500 games over their entire...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Interview: Stan Musial Biographer Joseph Stanton

I have read a number of Stan Musial biographies in the past and no matter how many of them I encounter, I learn new information each time. So it was, when only recently I learned of Stan Musial: A Biography (part of the Baseball’s All-Time Greatest Hitters series). Author Joseph Stanton actually penned his book in the mid-2000s, but his publisher aimed the book at the library...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Cardinals Broadcaster Jerry Gross Passed Away

To be a St. Louis Cardinals fan who remembers Jerry Gross at the mike, one has to be fairly advanced in years and with a good memory. Gross, who passed away last Wednesday at the age of 81, worked for the club in 1961 and again in 1963 through 1967. On the field, he spanned the end of Stan Musial’s career with the World Champions of 1964 and 1967, the latter led by Red Schoendienst...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Best Christmas Gift I Ever Got: Autograph Book Loaded With Hall Of Famers

  “Holy ****, look what I found.” That’s probably what was going through my head, I just can’t remember exactly because the years are starting to pass by and I was pretty young when I was going through a box at my great-grandmother’s place and happened upon a book that said “Autographs” on the cover. At the time, I was busting up the baseball card market, trying to...
Via Busted Coverage
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Musial Awards Honors Year’s Peaks In Sportsmanship

There are many special sporting traditions in the city of St. Louis, but what stands chiefly among them is the Musial Awards, an evening dedicated to honoring the legacy of the great Stan Musial. The event is a collage of selfless determination, outstanding achievement and overcoming the odds in all areas of the web of the sporting universe. The annual event, staged by the St. Louis...
Via i70baseball
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Stan Musial: “The Man” Off The Field Museum Exhibit Opens

Cardinals Hall of Fame & Museum Special Exhibit Focuses On The Remarkable Life & Many Contributions of “The Man” ST. LOUIS, November 21, 2014 – The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum opened its first temporary exhibit, Stan Musial: “The Man” Off the Field, today on what would have been Stan Musial’s 94th [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Saluting The Veterans On Their Day

Jay Hanna Dean was born January 16th 1910 in Lucas, Arkansas. Before the Cardinals retired his number 17 from use. Before he was inducted into the baseball hall of fame. Before he won 30 games (!) in 1934 and led a staff immortalized as the ‘Gashouse Gang’, young Dean was just a kid that wanted to join the Army. Yes, kid. Dean was only 16, but he convinced Army recruiters that...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Sorry NOT SORRY, Tito and the Front Office, Serial, and a new Tradition: While We’re Waiting…

Not only have I never written a “While We’re Waiting…” before, but I haven’t much read them either.  This is likely (a) something I shouldn’t be admitting because (b) I have no reasonable excuse.  In the olden days, when WWW was just a collection of links, I felt fairly justified in my parsimonious clicking.  After all, by the time it came out each morning I’d...
Via Waiting For Next Year
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Yes, the Giants are a dynasty

Out of the numerous somewhat undermining narratives that a World Series will produce, perhaps the biggest one from this particular Fall Classic is whether or not the San Francisco Giants are now a dynasty having won three titles in the last five seasons. The answer is yes. Here’s a look at the teams who have done what the Giants have done: Philadelphia Athletics: 1910-1913 Boston...
Via The Outside Corner
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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