Johnny Keane’s mistake to leave the St. Louis Cardinals organization

Recapping the managerial career of 1960s MLB manager Johnny Keane, it is easy to discuss the difficulties he faced to get to the major leagues. He certainly took the the scenic route to get to there. With his minor league baseball career ending in the mid part of his twenties, he started to learn about being a coach. By the time he was 26, he was a manager in the minor leagues...
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Indians Spark AL Squad in All-Star Game; American League 5, National League 2

July 13, 1948 The American League got more than just some help from their first-place team on Tuesday night at Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis, as the AL Stars defeated the NL Stars by a score of 5-2. Five members of the first place Cleveland Indians were selected to participate in the Mid-Summer Classic as seven-time All-Star’s Lou Boudreau and Ken Keltner, eight-time All-Star...
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January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

All-Star Ballots Near 4 Million Votes

July 5, 1948 The biggest baseball popularity contest ever concludes tonight when fan voting for the 15th annual All-Star Game is concluded. Returns from 452 newspapers reached a total of 3,632,596 ballots and were still pouring in. The 21-day battle to be named the starters for each league concludes tonight. Ballots are in today’s Cleveland Plain Dealer and must be turned in to...
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December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

QUIZ: MLB players with 3,000+ hits

How many of the 29 players in MLB's 3,000 hit club can you name?
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Will Be In The Cardinals 2016 Starting Pitcher Rotation

October is cruel. And strange. The New York Mets are heading to the World Series. Daniel Murphy is better than Stan Musial, Babe Ruth and Ted Williams. The NL Central – a historically great division –  won 0 games in the playoffs that weren’t against other NL Central teams. Just get in the playoffs, they say. You never know what will happen, they say. Truth. Someone edited...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Letter to the Editor: No Yogi statue in St. Louis

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)October 2, 2015 Friday  Dear Editors: In the letter "Yogi Berra deserves a memorial in St. Louis" (Sept. 29), Denny Wedemeyer argues that St. Louis should build a statue for Yogi Berra because he grew up in St. Louis. Yogi Berra was a great baseball player without a doubt. However, he was a great baseball player for the New York Yankees....
October 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Wow: Cardinals fan turns roughly 6,000 Rubik's Cubes into Stan Musial mural (VIDEO)

Some folks are just a bit more skilled in the arts than the rest of us. St. Louis Cardinals fan Connor Wright is one of those individuals, as he decided to create a mural paying tribute to all-time Cards great Stan 'The Man' Musial. However, Wright - a senior at Priory school in St. Louis - opted to go above and beyond in his he used 5,980 Rubik's Cubes (!) to put together...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Wow: Cardinals fan turns roughly 6,000 Rubik's Cubes into Stan Musial mural (VIDEO)

Some folks are just a bit more skilled in the arts than the rest of us. St. Louis Cardinals fan Connor Wright is one of those individuals, as he decided to create a mural paying tribute to all-time Cards great Stan 'The Man' Musial.  However, Wright - a senior at Priory school in St. Louis - opted to go above and beyond in his he used 5,980 Rubik's Cubes (!) to put...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Here’s A Huge Stan Musial Mural Made From Rubik’s Cubes

Today the Cardinals unveiled an art project that will be a permanent installation at Ballpark Village. It was made by Connor Wright, a senior at Priory High School. And it’s made entirely from 5,980 Rubik’s Cubes: What more is there to really say? That’s a badass piece of art. If you’re down around Ballpark Village (Cardinals Nation to be exact) check it out and let us know...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Brooks Robinson puts Series rings, MVP trophy up for auction

BALTIMORE (AP) Brooks Robinson spent decades surrounded by the trophies and souvenirs he gathered during his Hall of Fame career with the Baltimore Orioles. The shelves in his study are now bare, the result of Robinson's carefully considered decision to auction off more than 200 cherished items to raise money for charity. The inventory includes his World Series rings from 1966 and...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Piscotty’s First 60 Games Among Best in Cardinals History

Saturday night’s 98th win of the season for the St. Louis Cardinals, over the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium, was also Stephen Piscotty‘s 60th contest as a Major-Leaguer. The 24-year-old marked the occasion with what seemed like a typical outing for him. Plscotty played the entire game in right field, and at the plate, went 2-for-4 including a double and two runs scored...
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September 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Milo Hamilton, who broadcast MLB games for 60 years and called Hank Aaron’s 715th HR, has died

The baseball world has lost one of its legends, as the Houston Astros announced Thursday that Hall of Fame broadcaster Milo Hamilton had passed away at 88. Hamilton worked in baseball for 67 years and in the majors for 60 years, second only to Vin Scully’s 67 seasons. He spent much of his career in Houston, working as an Astros’ broadcaster from 1988 until his retirement in...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucket list moment: Speaking about my Babe Ruth Called Shot book at Cooperstown

So I am walking through the various galleries at the Baseball Hall of Fame on a Wednesday morning, looking at Stan Musial’s locker and Sandy Koufax’s jersey, when all of the sudden I hear my name on the loud speaker. “Come hear author Ed Sherman talk about his book on Babe Ruth’s Called Shot in the Bullpen Theater at 1,” the voice said. Never in my wildest dreams did I...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Ichiro Ties Ty Cobb…Kinda

With an opposite field single in the fifth inning Friday night against the St. Louis Cardinals, Ichiro Suzuki tied Ty Cobb on the all-time hits list. Well…kinda. Depending on who you ask, the Miami Marlins outfielder tied the former all-time hits leader with hit number 4191 or just got one hit closer to the 3000 hit milestone. Confused yet? You shouldn’t be. The breakdown for...
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August 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Revisiting Old Cardinals: Red Schoendienst

Albert Fred Schoendienst. Red. The legend. Baseball lifer. This season the Cardinals and MLB have been celebrating 70 years of Red in baseball through social media with the #LoveRed2 hashtag. Baseball fans all over have sent in well wishes via video, pictures and stories. For me it hit home when I realized that Red made his major league debut the same year my dad was born. In fact...
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July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Race to the Bottom: #3 1941 Phillies

Left fielder and baseball innovator Danny Litwhiler was one of the lone standouts on an otherwise offensively inept 1941 Phillies squad. This is the third entry in the countdown of the five worst teams in Phillies history. For the introduction and criteria used for this series, please check out the first entry here. Team: 1941 Phillies Record: 43-111 (T-4th least wins in any season...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Race to the Bottom: #4 1945 Phillies

38-year old “Kewpie Dick” Barrett was the workhorse of the ’45 Phils, pitching over 190 innings and posting a 8-20 record with a 5.39. This is the second entry in the countdown of the five worst teams in Phillies history. For the introduction and criteria used for this series, please check out the first entry here. Team: 1945 Phillies Record: 46-108 (6th least wins in any...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Stan Musial On ‘What’s My Line?’

H/T: STL Cardinals History
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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June 27, 2015  |  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...
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June 22, 2015  |  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...
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June 21, 2015  |  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...
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June 16, 2015  |  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...
June 14, 2015  |  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...
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June 10, 2015  |  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...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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