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Tuesday July 25th 2017

‘Baseball Cardinals – General’ Archives

Joe knows St. Lou…

Joe knows St. Lou…

Cardinal MVP as a player in 1971...Cards manager in the early 1990's..and all around good guy, Joe Torre was a Cards favorite during his two stints in the Gateway City...and still gets a round of applause when he brings his Dodgers to St. Louis...great broadcaster, too, in his time spent away from the game on the field....

The famous swing of Stan the Man…circa 1963

The famous swing of Stan the Man…circa 1963

As Marty Bronson sang in 1962...'Stan the Man Musial, swingin' Stan the Man; he's the one who thrills the fans, swingin' Stan the Man'

A World Series battery

A World Series battery

Gibson and McCarver pose for photographers prior to game one  of the 1968 World Series at Busch Stadium...a record breaker for Bob that day...17 strikeouts in a World Series game, a record that stands to this day...

World Series 1967

World Series 1967

The Cards whoop it up on the field and in the clubhouse after Gibson goes the distance in a 7-2 seventh game victory against the Boston Red Sox in 1967...the Cardinals won 101 games in the regular season that year...that's gotta be an American League umpire stealing Gibby's hat...no NL ump would have had the courage...gotta see 'em in 1968!

Celebrate Good Times, Come on!!

Celebrate Good Times, Come on!!

As Jack Buck proclaimed " Thomas swings and misses...and that's a winner...that's a winner...a World Series winner for the Cardinals" I wasn't there in 1964, and they won in Boston in '67...I also wasn't there in '68 (thankfully) when they lost in game seven at home to Detroit...but you can bet I was in the left field upper deck when Darrell [...]

Reflections

Reflections

Cards centerfielder Curt Flood was the leadoff hitter who sparkplugged many a first inning rally for the Redbirds...here he goes through a stack of fan mail in 1967, one of which could have been sent by me. He was my favorite everyday player for the Redbirds...

Jack Buck-A St. Louis Icon.

Jack Buck-A St. Louis Icon.

Read the article...it pretty much says it all...it appeared in Sports Illustrated a week after a great loss for sports, the Gateway City, and humanity.....

The Man meets THE Man!!

The Man meets THE Man!!

The Cardinals Stan Musial shakes hands with President John Kennedy in the Fall of 1962. In less than one year from the date of this meeting, Stan would be retired and JFK would be etched in history. Musial would later serve President Lyndon Johnson in the role of national physical fitness adviser, a position created by LBJ to promote fitness among [...]

Keith’s the guy!! Well, for now anyway….

Keith’s the guy!! Well, for now anyway….

From 1974 till his trade to the Mets in June of 1983, Hernandez was a fan favorite...he wore number 37 to have a 7 on his uniform to honor his idol, Mickey Mantle, with whom he shared the birthday October 20th...NL MVP (Co-shared with Pittsburg's Willie Stargell) in 1979...Hernandez homered and drove in eight runs in the 1982 World Series and who [...]

Gibson in game seven vs. Boston 1967…

Gibson in game seven vs. Boston 1967…

Card's righthander Bob Gibson wins his third game of the 1967 World Series at Fenway Park..a 7-2 victory that gives the Cardinals the World Series crown...he even cleared the Green Monster in left center with a homer late in the game....remember the headline 'Lonborg and Champagne'...Oohhh yeahhh!!

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