‘Baseball Cardinals – General’ Archives
In 1962, both righthander Bob Gibson and lefty Ray Sadecki were part of the Cardinal's 5-man rotation...both in the early stages of their careers...and both giving the Card's a pretty good shot at victory each time they toed the rubber.......
Having won the World Series the previous year, the St. Louis Cardinals were primed to win another NL pennant and hopefully a World Title in 1968 when this photo graced the cover of Sports Illustrated late in the season. Maris in his final year, Shannon and Maxvill homegrown products and well, you could only feature one pitcher in the [...]
From the Cardinals 1962 team yearbook......a must have for any fan, especially youngsters, in the early 60's.....outside of Busch Stadium that season I got an autograph from each one of these four players...still have the baseball....fun stuff.....
A great player...a pioneer...a Cardinal...he had vision on and off the field!
Bob Gibson is firing bullets in the 7th game of the 1964 World Series, going 9 full innings and defeating the New York Yankees 7-5 at Busch Stadium. The Yank's Mickey Mantle said that after facing Sandy Koufax in the Series in '63 and Gibson that year, he was glad he spent his career in the American League!
It's May of 1958 and crowds of his many fans are at the St. Louis Union Station when the Card's train rolls in in the wee hours of the morning..Stan Musial and the team were returning from Chicago where two days before Stan hit a pinch-hit double off Moe Drabowsky for hit number 3,000. Think about it...a team travelling by train (if only from time [...]
August 13th, 1979...Lou Brock is congratulated by Cardinal teammates at Busch Stadium after hitting a single off Cub's pitcher Dennis Lamp for his 3,000th career hit. Brock did other things to assure his place in baseball's Hall of Fame, but this sure helped. I wonder if Ernie Broglio was watching from his home in California?
In the bottom of the 10th inning in the 1966 All-Star game played in the 104 degree heat at the recently opened Busch Stadium, Cardinal's favorite Tim McCarver slides home with the winning run as the throw from outfielder Tony Olivio arrives too late in the mitt of catcher Earl Battey. It's the NL in a 2-1 game!
Just two days before the 1966 All-Star game at the new Busch Stadium, St. Louis was in the midst of a horrid heat wave and Harry Carey was taking no chances. He pulled this publicity stunt by broadcasting the game shirtless when the temp hit 102 at gametime. Actually, Harry wasn't in bad shape for a 52 year old who loved his sponser's product.
Ted Williams, Stan Musial and Willie Mays either trade secrets or laugh at the American League starting pitcher warming up down the leftfield line at Kansas City's Municipal Stadium before the 1960 All-Star game. I don't know which of the three would have ever left their beloved teams, but, oh man, could you have imagined free agency hooking up [...]