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‘Baseball Cardinals – General’ Archives

Roger Maris in happier times…

Roger Maris in happier times…

 Here's Maris in a Cardinal uniform in 1967...Roger often said the two years he played in St. Louis were the best he ever spent in baseball...I'd see Maris from time to time in my old neighborhood...he was good friends with Mike Shannon and in the winter would visit Mike at his home, which was right around the corner from my parent's house..it [...]

Curt Flood before the storm…..

Curt Flood before the storm…..

Cardinal's centerfielder Curt Flood slides into third base ahead of the throw...too bad it wasn't exactly that way with his challenge to baseball's Reserve Clause in 1970. Flood virtually fell on his career sword in an attempt to give players the right to negotiate themselves new contracts with new teams after their previous contractual agreements [...]

Happy Times…1967

Happy Times…1967

Happy times, tho in 1967 as the Cardinals win the World Series in seven games over the Boston Red Sox...Lou Brock stole seven bases in the series and the Cards won game seven by the score of 7-3 at Fenway Park with Bob Gibson going the distance in the final game...he even helped his own cause by hitting a home run.... Gibson won three games in [...]

Game Seven 1985 World Series

Game Seven 1985 World Series

The next night...game seven...and the Redbird's frustration boils over miday through the 11-0 Royal's victory that would bring Kansas City the World's Championship...Joaquin Andujar is ejected...Whitey Herzog is later tossed out and and the birds are thrown for a loop...

Greatest Travesty in Cardinal history

Greatest Travesty in Cardinal history

Let's jump ahead to the greatest travesty in Cardinal history...game six of the 1985 World Series..Cards-Kansas City Royals..top of the ninth...Orta is the first batter..slow roller to first... Jack Clark fields, Todd Worrell covers first...and umpire Don Denkinger makes the call...  y-e-a-h!!!!!

Stan Musial

Stan Musial

We hope to have a section soon of pictures of Stan Musial...the greatest Cardinal to ever wear the birds on the bat uniform...we'll add as quickly as possible, but for now let's start with these two from his final year of 1963..........

Orlando Cepeda

Orlando Cepeda

A very popular trade, however, was the one that brought 'Cha-Cha' to the Cardinals...Cepeda for Sadecki started paying dividends right away in 1966...and Orlando helped the Cards...or the 'El Birdos' win a pennant and World Series in '67 and a pennant and a woulda-coulda-and certainly shoulda World Series repeat trip in '68....  

Ernie Broglio

Ernie Broglio

Speaking of Ernie (who was my favorite player as a youngster, by the way) it was cool that he always kept his sense of humor in regards to the trade on June 15th, 1964 that sent him to the Chicago Cubs for Lou Brock...a very unpopular trade with Card's fans at the time...well, the rest is history, as they say, but good to know my man has had [...]

Baseball 1962

Baseball 1962

Get ready for baseball St. Louis...1962...the Cards were profiled in this magazine and six faces from the past are featured....Johnny Keane had some power that season in Boyer and White...some reserve and still a bit of sparkle in Stan the Man...and a pretty solid staring rotation in Broglio, Jackson, Gibson, Sadecki and Simmons...

End of an era….

End of an era….

And it didn't take long for the demolition to get underway...it started in June and was complete by October of 1966...all done manually, no explosives and no TV or You Tube coverage...however, you gonna tell me that at least on the first day those guys didn't bring bats and balls and fire a rope in from the outfield....field grounders...or hit [...]

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