Cardinals

The Ultimate Cardinal: Willie McGee

In 1996, after a five-year absence, McGee came back to the Cardinals. He was 37, but he had some good baseball left in him, and he played four more seasons in Cardinal red.

Why are they called the St. Louis Cardinals?

Sportswriter William McHale started using the “Cardinals” name when covering the game for area newspapers in the late 1890s. Prior to that, the team was known as

St. Louis Cardinals All-Time Team

St. Louis Cardinals All-Time Team STARTING LINEUP Ted SIMMONS 1968-1980 Catcher Albert PUJOLS 2001-2011 first base Frankie FRISCH 1927-1937 second base Ozzie SMITH 1982-1996 shortstop Ken BOYER

Chick Hafey’s batting rampage of 1931

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 after he sped down the first base line later that day, the St. Louis manager was certain he had the makings of an outfielder.