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‘Baseball Cardinals – General’ Archives

Dick Groat / Bob Gibson

Dick Groat / Bob Gibson

Cardinal's Dick Groat and Bob Gibson celebrate the Birds 7-5 game seven win over the New York Yankees in the 1964 World Series...Groat had had a taste of the bubbly four years earlier when his Pittsburgh Pirates surprised the Yanks in seven game...for Gibson it was the first of two World Series Championship teams that he would be a huge part [...]

Joey Jay

Joey Jay

My sister was a Joey Jay fan because she thought he was cute...I liked him because he could pitch and he once gave me an autograph outside the clubhouse at Busch in 1962. So these two photos hung on the board for a while back in the day....the action shot is Jay firing the last pitch of a one hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies at Crosley [...]

Power packin’ trio!

Power packin’ trio!

Card's outfielders moved back a bit further whenever Eddie Matthews, Henry Aaron, or Joe's older brother Frank Torre came to the plate. The days of the Milwaukee Braves and the Saint Louis Cardinals...now that was baseball!!

“Of all sad words of tongue or pen…the saddest are these ‘it might have been.’

“Of all sad words of tongue or pen…the saddest are these ‘it might have been.’

Perhaps Von McDaniel was a fan of John Greenleaf Whittier...but he had only days to remember high school in 1957 when less than a week after graduation, he threw a two hit shutout against the then NL Champion Brooklyn Dodgers. What a beginning this 18 year old had...winning his first four decisions, pitching 19 straight scoreless innings and [...]

Sept-Oct 62

Sept-Oct 62

The Dodger's Maury Wills slides into the record books!! The throw to Dal Maxvill at second base from Card's catcher Gene Oliver is too late...and the Dodger's Maury Wills is safe...and it's stolen base number 97 to break the single season record of Ty Cobb set back in 1915. This action from September of 1962 at Busch Stadium was typical of the [...]

Ringing out ’61 with 61!

Ringing out ’61 with 61!

That was the headline in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch when this picture appeared in the Sports Section on October 2nd, 1961...Maris the previous day had hit number 61 to break the Babe's record...here he connects with the Tracy Stallard fastball that rockets into the lower right field grandstand at Yankee Stadium...making Maris then and in the eyes [...]

Smiles and greatness all around!

Smiles and greatness all around!

Twins and Yanks in the Bronx...August 1961....left to right are Harmon Killebrew..Mickey Mantle..Jim Lemon..and Roger Maris..forget '61 for a second and consider this... overall, combined, in their careers, this collection of power hit 1,548 home runs and collected 4,473 RBI's.

Fan Mail

Fan Mail

Might have been from me because I sure sent a lot of 'em! Remember sending fan mail to your favorite player...and actually getting a response, or better still...an autograph? If you were like me you did it more than once and bragged about it for weeks and showed it off for months. Here the Red's Frank Robinson and Jay Hook read mail from [...]

1968 World Series

1968 World Series

The Detroit Tiger's Norm Cash swings at what I'm sure later he said 'sounded' like a fastball...(it was)...and becomes Bob Gibson's 16th strikeout victim in game one of the 1968 World Series at Busch Memorial Stadium. Gibby got one more to end the game, setting the record of 17 that still stands today. The Cardinals took the first game by the [...]

Cardinals – LA Dodgers

Cardinals – LA Dodgers

The Cardinals-LA Dodgers rivalry throughout the 1960's was one of the best in baseball...from '63 to '68 each one three pennants and two World Series. The Redbirds had their hands full with the Dodgers starting rotation of Koufax, Drysdale, and this guy...lefty Johnny Podres. Sooo, off whom did Stan the Man hit his final career home run in 1963? [...]

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