‘Baseball Cardinals – General’ Archives
Fans head into Busch Stadium on Thursday, October 14th, 1964 for what would be a red letter day in St. Louis sports history..with Bob Gibson on the mound and going the distance, the Cardinals become World Champions by turning back the New York Yankees 7-5. Mayhem in the streets!!
First inning, game six...The Cardinals Bill White grounds into a double play, but Curt Flood scores from third base...not enough, however, and the Yankees win game six by the score of 8-3, tying the series at three game apiece. Tomorrow's another day!
Sunday, October 3rd 1964...The Phillies have beaten the Reds 10-0 and with two outs in the top of the ninth at Busch, the Cardinals lead the New York Mets 11-5...Ed Kranepool at bat, Barney Schultz on the mound. Harry Carey at the mike from a field box near the Cardinals dugout...remember the call? "Now the stretch... ready...everybody standing [...]
It's Saturday, October 2nd 1964, and Cardinal's Manager Johnny Keane chats with NBC's Dizzy Dean before the Game of the Week telecast from Busch Stadium. The Cards hoped to wrap up the pennant that day, but lost to the New York Mets by the score of 15-5. All the season's hopes were set for Sunday in St. Louis.
Well done, baseball's perfect warrior!!
September 29th, 1963...Busch Stadium...retiring Cardinal's great Stan Musial accepts congratulations from his wife Lil during pre-game ceremonies honoring the Cardinal legend...Musial, with his teammates lined up behind him and along the third base side of the field, had just been presented a neckerchief from the Boy Scouts of America. Soon he [...]
All guys who looked well groomed in the 60's had reason to thank players like Cardinal's third baseman Ken Boyer, who only greased up his glove...never his hair!
Ted Simmons posed for this publicity shot in December of 1980 just a day after being traded by the Cardinals to the Milwaukee Brewers..caught Gibson's no-hitter in 1971 and the first of two for Bob Forsch in 1978... 'Simba' even had a three year stint with the Atlanta Braves to round out his stellar career in 1988. He became a baseball executive [...]
The man used an 8mm home movie camera in the dugout to film opposing pitcher's moves and pickoff motions, then took them home to study them. No wonder he store 118 bases in one season, got more than 3000 basehits and is in the Hall of Fame! Lou Brock got more from his God given talent than most other players and the fact was not lost on Cardinal [...]
As stated in another photo caption, I was there when the Cards wrapped it up in 1982..left field line, upper deck..that's me in the blue windbreaker and Cardinals throwback hat.