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St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Tribute

St. Louis native raised on Cardinals baseball, the best team in the MLB!

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STL Cardinals Baseball Tribute

Here you'll find St. Louis Cardinal baseball history, favorite fan videos, fan stories, baseball rivalry humor, a Pujols debate and epic stats from one of the best teams in the MLB. Pull up a chair (and maybe a brat and a beer) and listen to a favorite epic Cardinals baseball theme song on video below while you browse.

St.Louis is a baseball town and is proud of our Redbirds, our impressive new stadium and now ELEVEN MLB World Series titles! We're especially proud of YADI - BEST catcher in the the leagues.

CARDINALS Fan Favorite Music!

Favorite Cardinals Fan Songs to listen to while you scroll. The songs are epic, and so are the videos.

  • "Lord I Was BORN a Cardinal Fan" to the tune of "Lord I was BORN a Travelin' MAN" by the Allman Brothers Band
  • "We're Talkin' BASEBALL" by Terry Cashman - the original version of this tune with the chorus: "Stan the Man, Stan the Man, Stan the Man!

"Lord I Was Born a Cardinals Fan"

"Talkin' Baseball, Baseball in St. Lou"

Cardinals Baseball Notable Achievements

Partial list:

  • Baseball Hall of Famers: Lou Brock, Dizzy Dean, Bob Gilson, Stan Musial, Whitey Herzog, Rogers Hornsby, Ozzie Smith, Bruce Sutter, Red Schoendiendst, Branch Rickey and Joe Medwick
  • Won 20 league MVPs, 4 batting Triple Crowns and 4 Cy Young Awards
  • Bob Gilson's 1.12 earned run average (ERA) in 1968
  • Stan the Man Musial - home run record in 1968
  • Mark McGwire single season home run record in 1998
  • Dizzy Dean's 30 win season in 1934
  • 2011 unprecedented comeback WS win

Source: Wikipedia

STL Cardinals MLB World Series Record

Source: Wikipedia

YearOpponentManager

1926

NY Yankees

Rogers Hornsby

1931

Philadelphia Athletics

Frank Frisch

1942

NY Yankees

Billy Southworth

1944

St. Louis Browns

Billy Southworth

1946

Boston Red Sox

Eddie Dyer

1964

NY Yankees

Johnny Keane

1967

Boston Red Sox

Red Schoendiendst

1969

NY Mets

Gil Hodges

1982

Milwaukee Brewers

Whitey Herzog

2006

Detroit Tigers

Tony LaRussa

2011

Texas Rangers

Tony LaRussa

Cardinals Baseball World Series History

The Cardinals are proud to claim Champion status as World Series winners ELEVEN times! This is a record first place among National League teams. Among the entire MLB, this record is second only to one team, the Yankees. Note than in 1944, both teams competing in the World Series were St. Louis teams. The Cardinals beat the St. Louis Browns in an epic battle 4-2 that year.

The epic 2011 World Series: An unprecedented comeback season was in play already, since in August of that year the Cards were slacking at 10.5 games behind. Not only did they advance from there to World Series play, but Game 6 was EPIC! After twice being one strike away from elimination in extra innings, David Freese hit a walk off home run in the 11th inning for the win, one HUGE moment in baseball history. So many baseball records were broken during that amazing comeback series, that fans began to refer to their team as "the Cardiac Cardinals".

After the 2011 celebration rally and parade in downtown St. Louis, Tony La Russa announced that he'd retire as manager of the baseball Cardinals. While Cards fans congratulated La Russa for going out on top, they'd also miss him dearly as manager.

The buzz in town back then was about who might leave the team besides Pujols. Most fans were actually glad to see Pujols leave, but did not hear about Tony LaRussa retiring until that morning. Considering his 33 year long career as manager and that he fought some intense challenges with his health this year, his decision to retire is understandable.

St. Louis Cardinal baseball fans welcomed Mike Matheny in the role of the new skipper in 2012. The Redbirds have had some of the very best managers in MLB history from Whitey Herzog to Red Schoendiest to Joe Torre and Tony LaRussa.

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Cardinals Baseball Stadium History

Originally our baseball team was called the St. Louis Browns, and in 1900 the team name was changed to the Cardinals. In early years the Redbirds played at Sportsman's Park on Grand Avenue. I only visited that old stadium a few times, and it somewhat resembled Wrigley Field in Chicago. During the 1960s a new stadium was built downtown near the arch called Busch Stadium, and later an even larger and more impressive stadium became home to the Cardinals.

Cardinals Baseball Biggest Team Rivals

Cubs and Reds and Tigers ... oh MY!

The Redbirds are in the Central Division of MLB. Among those teams, there's always been rivalry between the Cardinals and teams like the Cincinatti Reds, the Detroit Tigers and especially the Chicago Cubs.

Cards fans love slamming the Cubs and vice versa. That team rivalry goes a long way back in Cards vs. Cubs history. Our stadium is always sold out when the Chicago Cubs come to town. The rivalry between the Cards & Cubs is mostly a quite friendly one that has continued for decades.

Cubs fans are particularly die-hard, of course, and most are friendly and fun. Years ago I remember feeling quite impressed by them while sitting in left field bleachers at Wrigley Field. I'd never seen baseball fans act quite like these Cub fans.

These fans made up their own lyrics to popular songs and brought them on pocket players to the stadium. One of the tunes went like this: "Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Cubs, they will trample down the Cardinals with their baseballs, bats and gloves" Oh how funny and creative! Another tune I remember: "The Redbirds are Deadbirds, trala - trala!' LOL see my response below (many years later).

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Debate: Pujols $30 Million Contract? - Baseball Fans Shout OUT!

Early in the 2011 season, news of Pujols asking for $30 million contract per season was met with mixed views from baseball fans. No player in the MLB has EVER been paid that much. Some say that we should cut our losses to keep the best player in the MLB no matter what. Others find his contract request to be greedy and outrageous, and that we should just let him go without even trying to meet such demands.

So...what's YOUR take? Shout out. Should Cardinals Baseball managers have agreed to Pujols contract request?

Post Season is RED October

Red October in St. Louis

Red October in St. Louis

MLB Postseason Madness in St. Louis

You know it's Red October and the Cardinals are rocking postseason MLB when:

  • You walk into any neighborhood grocery and are greeted by Cardinal baseball mania! Giant chocolate chip decorated cookies, cupcakes and more festive treats adorned with Cardinals and baseballs.
  • You visit any retail store hoping to find Cardinals gear like shirts or hats, and they are OUT! Nada. This was especially true during the 2011 World Series when vendors set up tents on street corners all over town selling Cardinals t-shirts, etc.
  • Our Redbirds make front page news daily! Whenever you pick up a newspaper or turn on the local news, you will be greeted by the Cardinals latest and greatest antics.

Cardinals VS Cubs Joke: The Genie and 3 Wishes

A little boy is walking down the street one day and finds a genie jar. He opens it and out comes a genie. Here is the conversation:

Genie: "I'll give you three wishes."

Boy: "I wish for an XBOX 360, a PSP and peace in the middle east."

Genie: "Where is the middle east, little boy?"

The boy pull out a map and shows him where the middle east is.

Genie: "Sorry kid, I can't do that. Do you have another wish?"

Boy: "Well, could you make the Cubs win the World Series?"

The genie pauses and then says:

"Lemme see that map of the middle east again."

Best Dressed Cardinal Baseball Fan?

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Another Cardinals VS. Cubs Joke Break

A first grade teacher explains to her class that she is a Chicago Cubs fan. She asks her students to raise their hands if they were Cubs fans too.

Not really knowing what a Cubs fan was, but wanting to be like their teacher, hands explode into the air. There is, however, one exception. A girl named Lucy has not joined the crowd.

The teachers asks her why she had decided to be different. "Because I'm not a Cubs fan."

"Then what are you?" asked the teacher.

"Why I'm proud to be a Cardinal fan" Lucy said proudly.

The teacher is a little perturbed now, her face slightly red. She asks Lucy why she is a Cardinal fan.

"Well, my Dad and Mom are Cardinal fans, and I'm a Cardinal fan too!"

The teacher is now angry. "That's no reason," she says loudly.

"What if your mom was a moron, and your dad was a moron, what would you be then?"

Lucy smiled and replied, "Well then I'd be a Cubs Fan."

MLB Fans Sitting on a Roof

A Tigers fan, a Rangers fan, and a Cubs fan were sitting on the roof of a 3-story house.

The Tigers fan says

"This is for Detroit" and jumps off the roof.

The Rangers fan says

"This is for Texas" and jumps off the roof.

The Cardinals fan says

"This is for America" and pushes the Cubs fan off the roof.

Cardinal Nation Fever.  Pass it ON!

Cardinal Nation Fever. Pass it ON!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2009 Carolan Ross

St. Louis Cardinals Guestbook

Carolan Ross (author) from St. Louis, MO on October 24, 2013:

@jmchaconne: McGwire is a hometown hero, both then and now. I read about your cross-country bike tour, that's very impressive!

jmchaconne on October 24, 2013:

This lens brought back great memories. In 1998, I took three of my kids and a bike mechanic on a bike tour across America. One of the highlights was a in St. Luis, where we were invited to Bush Stadium to watch Mark McGwire and the team at practice. Thank you for a great lens and a chance to reflect on that wonderful experience.

Carolan Ross (author) from St. Louis, MO on October 31, 2011:

@Holley Web: Agreed. Game 6 of the 2011 World Series nearly gave us heart attacks, ergo the "Cardiac Cardinals" !!! Unforgettable!

Holley Web on October 29, 2011:

Those were some great games! I will never in my life forget Game 6 though. Totally awesome! Congrats!

Carolan Ross (author) from St. Louis, MO on April 06, 2010:

@Wednesday-Elf: I'll admit to being somewhat of a Cubs fan, too, believe it or not. Years ago used to go up to Chicago and see games at Wrigley Field and ya know those Cubs fans really impressed me. Maybe true fans of baseball are challenged with loyalty to only one team. I enjoy the Cards/Cubs rivalry, but still like the Cubs. And yes, if the opening game in Cincinatti yesterday is any indication of the 2010 season, then the Cardinals rule MLB! Puhols and Yadi and Grand Slams...YES! One HELL of a season opener! Yadi is a particular favorite of mine, so seeing him open the season with a 1st ever career grand slam was absolutely awesome. Watch Yadi-Yadi-Yadi!

Wednesday-Elf from Savannah, Georgia on April 05, 2010:

You know I love Baseball and my favorite team is the St. Louis Cardinals. Watched them beat Cincinnati today on Opening Day with Pujols having 2 home runs and "Yadi" hitting a 'Grand Slam'. Baseball and the Cardinals are Back! Life is Good!

Am lensrolling this fun Cardinal fan page to my Collection of Cardinals in Baseball lens - some of my favorite past and present Cardinal players. Enjoy baseball season!

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luvmyludwig lm on October 12, 2009:

Great job on this, Congrats on Rocketmoms Graduation.

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