‘Baseball Cardinals – General’ Archives
Bob Gibson shows the form that helped him win three games in the 1967 World Series...he allowed only three total earned runs in those three complete games, beat the Red Sox in the decisive game seven, hit a homer in game seven, and of course, walked away with MVP honors. Here he unloads on that glorious October day in '67 the Cardinals became [...]
Still the right field bleachers and still two bucks, but this time it's for the fourth game of the 1967 World Series...Cards and Red Sox. Bob Gibson goes the distance at Busch and the Cards win by the score of 6-0...Gibson allowed just 5 Boston hits and the Cards go up 3-1 in the Series. Well, yeah, right field bleachers..same 'ol two bills, [...]
The new downtown ballpark had only been open two months when the 1966 All-Stars made their way to St. Louis...a blistering hot 101 degree day...and a 10 inning pitching duel between the best of both leagues...won by the National League when Tim McCarver singled home Maury Wills in the bottom of the 10th...a 2-1 NL victory..I sat in the bleachers [...]
Just a month after being traded to the Cards from the Cubs, Lou Brock slides home against the New York Mets in the first game of a July 1964 doubleheader at Busch Stadium...1964...the Cardinals...Brock...well, you know how that one played out!
The new Busch Memorial Stadium had been opened less that two months when the 1966 MLB All-Star Game came to St. Louis, right in the midst of a mammoth heat wave. Temps of near 110 on the field made for the best quote of the day from Casey Stengel. Here's the lineup and box score from that day. I was there, how about you??
Cardinal's Owner and beer baron Gussie Busch threw a party at the Chase Hotel following the Cardinals 1964 World Series Championship. Here he congratulates Cardinal's third baseman Ken Boyer, who hit two home runs and drove in six...two years later Boyer would be traded to the New York Mets. Yes, fleeting it is!
A weary Bob Gibson is held up by catcher Tim McCarver after the Card's 7-5 game seven World Series winner over the New York Yankees...lotta fans and ushers, too...and notice the uniform of St. Louis's Finest back in the day!!
World Series game seven finds Roger Maris at bat in the top of the seventh inning, Mickey Mantle on deck...great field shot of Busch Stadium...hey, who's that guy on the billboard over the center field shrubbery, hawking Busch Bavarian beer?
Bleacher fans rev it up before game one...with Ray Sadecki on the mound against Whitey Ford for the Yanks, the Cardinals strike first with a 9-5 victory...remember Mike Shannon's homer into the Kirn sign? Hometown boy make good!!
What a week that was in St. Louis...Cardinal fans like these spent the night in line for games one and two at Busch Stadium. This photo was taken before tickets went on sale for game one on Monday, October 4th...behind the police line along Grand Avenue...ready to be among the 5000 hopeful to secure tickets in the bleacher section.