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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
17 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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. I almost want to end the article right there, but just to support that hard-to-come-up with theory, here...
Via Bloguin Best
October 31, 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

Giants on verge of a somewhat dynasty

After 52 years without a title in San Francisco, the Giants are a win away from their third world championship in five years, which raises the question of whether or not this is a dynasty. The last National League team that win three titles in five years was the St. Louis Cardinals, 1942, 1944 and 1946, teams that were led by Stan Musial. For comparison’s sake, 1942 was Musial’s...
Via BaySportsNet
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

A Celebration Of Life, Inspired By Stan Musial

Via Cardinals Diaspora
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

BBA General Chapter Official Ballot - Finis

Last week, the General Chapter of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance compiled its official ballot for the Willie Mays Award and Connie Mack Award that goes respectively to the best rookies in each league and the best managers. Today, the chapter finishes the job and selects a ballot for the Goose Gossage Award, the Walter Johnson Award and the Stan Musial Award that goes to...
Via The Flagrant Fan
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

BBBA Awards: Stan Musial Award (MVP)

The Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBBA) was founded in 2009 with the purpose of encouraging collaboration and communication among bloggers from across baseball.  The Alliance also votes on various awards at different times in the year, including end of season awards.   A pitcher hasn’t won the National League MVP award since 1968 when Bob Gibson won it during the “Year of the...
Via Padres Public
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

FOR SALE: This Creepy Mr. Peanut Costume

It’s no secret, you can find just about anything on eBay. And as the Baseball Continuum points out, when it comes to baseball memorabilia…the auction website has been home to some of the oddest finds imaginable. Consider these gems…Cy Young’s coffee pot (and pocket knife), a very freaky Mr. Met costume, Stan Musial’s wallet, Mickey Mantle’s music and Mike Trout’s Little...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Most Memorable Moments in MLB All-Star Game History

The MLB All-Star Game is likely the single-most entertaining one in the entire professional sports world. And following the tie back in 2002, it actually means something, as the winner of the midsummer classic earns homefield advantage in the World Series.  The 85th edition of the MLB All-Star Game will take place at Target Field in Minnesota later this week. From John Kruk infamously...
Via Sportsnaut
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jedi League Episode I: The Offensive Plague

Star Wars Night returns to Busch Stadium this evening and, for the second straight year, I am unable to attend.  However, as one of the most known Star Wars/Cardinal fans out there, it’s incumbent on me not to let such things pass unmarked.  You can see some of my other mashup work over here.  As always, I’m very sorry. Episode I THE OFFENSIVE PLAGUE It is a time of trial...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Numbers Never Lie: Tony Gwynn’s career numbers will blow your mind

On Monday, the sports world mourned the loss of MLB great, Tony “Mr. Padre” Gwynn.  He died of cancer at the young age of 54.   Over the past 24 hours, much has been written and reported on Gwynn’s Hall of Fame career.  If you’re like me, and are familiar with Gwynn as a player, but limited in regard to what he contributed to the game from a statistical and historical...
Via All Sports Everything
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Post Number 3,500

Here I go again showing my psychological bias about round numbers. Three-thousand and five-hundred posts is not much different than 3,501 or 3,499. But we are who we are. And I suppose it is a milestone of sorts. I have been at this since 2003, which is ancient for baseball blog sites. I rarely write short posts. Heck, even my Game Picks posts average between 750 to 850 words each...
Via The Flagrant Fan
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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