- 1926 - 1931
- 1934 - 1944
- 1946 - 1967
After the American Association collapsed, the National League re-enrolled St. Louis to raise the total to twelve. The St. Louis Cardinals have had perpetual affiliation since. Their inaugural season of reentry was largely a disappointment their winning percentage plunged from .625 in 1891 to .373. With an opportunity emerging the next season for a larger property at Vandeventer and Natural ...
World Series – 1931 In the 1931 World Series, the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Athletics in seven games, a rematch, and reversal of fortunes of the 1930 World Series. World Series – 1926 The 1926 World Series pitted the NL champion St. Louis Cardinals against the AL champion New York Yankees. The Cardinals defeated the Yankees four games ...
World Series – 1944 The 1944 World Series was an all-St. Louis World Series, matching up the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Browns at Sportsman’s Park. It marked only the third time in World Series history in which both teams had the same home field, the other two being the 1921 and 1922 World Series in the Polo Grounds ...
World Series – 1967 The 1967 World Series matched the St. Louis Cardinals against the Boston Red Sox in a rematch of the 1946 World Series, with the Cardinals winning in seven games for their second championship in four years and their eighth overall. The Series was played from October 4 to 12 in Fenway Park and Busch Memorial Stadium. ...
The 1982 World Series matched the St. Louis Cardinals against the Milwaukee Brewers, with the Cardinals winning in seven games. The Cardinals won the National League East division by three games over the Philadelphia Phillies, then defeated the Atlanta Braves by 3 games to none in the National League Championship Series. The Brewers won the American League East division by ...
The 2006 World Series, the 102nd edition of Major League Baseball’s championship series, began on October 21 and ended on October 27, and matched the American League champion Detroit Tigers against the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals won the Series in five games, taking Games 1, 3, 4, and 5. This was the third Series meeting between ...
The 2011 World Series was the 107th edition of Major League Baseball’s championship series. The best-of-seven playoff was played between the American League champion Texas Rangers and the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals, with the Cardinals defeating the Rangers in seven games to win their 11th World Series championship. The Series was noted for its back-and-forth Game 6, in ...
History of the Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals are an American professional baseball team based in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) Central division. The new Busch Stadium has been their home ballpark since 2006. With origins as one of the early professional baseball clubs in St. Louis, entrepreneur Chris von der Ahe purchased a barnstorming club in 1881 then known as the Brown Stockings, and established them as charter members of the American Association (AA) the following season. Upon the discontinuation of the AA, St. Louis joined the NL in 1892; at that time, they were called the Browns and the Perfectos before they were officially renamed the Cardinals in 1900.
2000 – Present / Major League Baseball
1891 – 1999 / National League
1882 – 1891 / American Association
1882 – Present / St. Louis Cardinals
Cardinals – In 1899, the St. Louis Browns became the St. Louis Perfectos. That season, Willie McHale, a columnist for the St. Louis Republic reportedly heard a woman refer to the team’s red stockings as a “lovely shade of Cardinal.” McHale included the nickname in his column and it was an instant hit among fans. The team officially changed its nickname in 1900.
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2011, 2006, 1982, 1967, 1964, 1946, 1944, 1942, 1934, 1931, 1926
2006 – Present / Busch Stadium III
1982 – 2005 / Busch Stadium II
1966 – 1982 / Busch Memorial Stadium
1920 – 1966 / Sportsman’s Park III
1953 – 1966 / Busch Stadium I
1893 – 1920 / Robison Field
1917 – 1920 / Cardinal Field
1899 – 1911 / League Park
1893 – 1899 / Sportsman’s Park II
1882 – 1892 / Sportsman’s Park
1995 – Present / William DeWitt, Jr.
1953 – 1995 / Anheuser-Busch
1947 – 1953 / Fred Saigh
1947 – 1949 / Robert Hannegan
1917 – 1947 / Sam Breadon
1911 – 1917 / Helene Hathaway Britton
1899 – 1911 / Frank & Stanley Robison
1882 – 1899 / Chris von der Ahe
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
1 / Ozzie Smith
2 / Red Schoendienst
6 / Stan Musial
9 / Enos Slaughter
10 / Tony La Russa
14 / Ken Boyer
17 / Dizzy Dean
20 / Lou Brock
24 / Whitey Herzog
42 / Bruce Sutter
42 / Jackie Robinson
45 / Bob Gibson
85 / August Busch Jr.
- / Rogers Hornsby
– / Jack Buck
*Blue is this team’s history