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Bob Gibson was the best postseason pitcher in baseball history

Bob Gibson was the best postseason pitcher in baseball history
September 8, 2017 No Comments »

The greatest big-game pitcher of his era, Bob Gibson may have been the best big-game pitcher of all-time. His teammates, who benefited by winning two World Series winners’ paychecks as a result of his legendary performances, would certainly agree. Gibson ... Read More »

VIDEO: Willie McGee’s amazing performance in the 1982 World Series

VIDEO: Willie McGee’s amazing performance in the 1982 World Series
September 29, 2016 No Comments »

If you never saw Willie McGee then you missed one of the most unique and gifted players of the 1980s. McGee was a switch-hitting outfielder with blazing speed and bug eyes. He had a painful walk but few could run ... Read More »

Wild Card Teams who got to the World Series

Wild Card Teams who got to the World Series
September 9, 2016 No Comments »

The wild card format was introduced in Major League Baseball in 1994 when the league also split into three divisions. Each league had four playoff teams (the three division winners and one wild card) until 2012. In 2012 a second ... Read More »

The Hall of Fame case for Sam Breadon

The Hall of Fame case for Sam Breadon
November 21, 2012 2 Comments »

This is the fifth in a ten-part series looking at the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Pre-Integration Era Ballot. Some people see trends long before others even know what’s going on. That was the genius of Sam Breadon, who made millions ... Read More »

The Hall of Fame case for shortstop Marty Marion

The Hall of Fame case for shortstop Marty Marion
November 19, 2012 3 Comments »

This is the fourth in a ten-part series looking at the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Pre-Integration Era Ballot. If it hadn’t been for a sense of loyalty to one of his best friends in high school, Marty Marion probably never ... Read More »

Cardinals, Tigers have a history in the Fall Classic

Cardinals, Tigers have a history in the Fall Classic
October 19, 2012 No Comments »

Used to be that every 34-38 years the Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals met in the World Series. That’s how it went from 1934 to 1968, and then from 1968 to 2006. I guess we can book the 2042 ... Read More »

The smog that strangled Stan Musial’s hometown of Donora, Pennsylvania

The smog that strangled Stan Musial’s hometown of Donora, Pennsylvania
October 19, 2012 1 Comment »

What would it take for a small town with a population under 10,000 to be known for something other than producing two of the greatest players in baseball history? One of the strangest, most tragic disasters in American history: a ... Read More »

St. Louis Cardinals All-Time Team

St. Louis Cardinals All-Time Team
August 26, 2012 4 Comments »

No NL team has won more pennants than the Cardinals. whose All-Time Team is deep at first base, second base, and the outfield. Imagine Hornsby, Musial, and Pujols in the heart of the lineup Read More »

Chick Hafey’s batting rampage of 1931

Chick Hafey’s batting rampage of 1931
August 21, 2010 No Comments »

When Charles “Chick” Hafey first caught Branch Rickey’s eye in the spring of 1923, it was a case of mistaken identity. Hafey was in the Cardinal camp as a right-handed pitcher, but Rickey saw him in the batting cage, and ... Read More »