The Queen Bee

Helene Hathaway Robison was born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 30, 1879.  Her father Frank DeHass Robison, along with his brother Stanley, owned a street car business in Cleveland as well as the Cleveland Spiders of the National League.  Since there were no rules against syndicate ownership at the time, her father and Uncle purchased … More The Queen Bee

Mo Must Go?…..No!

The 2022 Baseball Season is not even 25 games old and already the John Mozeliak haters are out in full force.  Various Cardinals-themed Facebook groups are being inundated with “cries” of Mo Must Go and stupid juvenile memes that compare him to Bozo the Clown by superimposing a clown get up on pictures of his … More Mo Must Go?…..No!

Top Five All-Time Cardinal Executives: Number One – Chris Von der Ahe

And…..FINALLY…..we come to the number one pick of my Top Five All-Time Cardinal Executives.  This choice may be a bit of a surprise to some, but I have my reasons for making this pick.  In picking this gentleman, I reasoned that he was the one that started it all.  His name? Chris Von der Ahe … More Top Five All-Time Cardinal Executives: Number One – Chris Von der Ahe

Before They Were Chiefs: A History of the Dallas Texans

In 1952, brothers Giles and Connell Miller bought the assets of the NFL’s New York Yanks (who were teetering on the brink of financial extinction), including the players and moved them to Dallas, Texans.  There, they became known as, of course, the Dallas Texans.  Because the players were part of the sale, they were considered … More Before They Were Chiefs: A History of the Dallas Texans

Top Five All-Time Cardinal Executives: Number Two – Branch Rickey

My series on the Top Five All-Time Cardinal Executives continues.  Occupying the number two spot is a man who made changes in baseball so important that they continue to have an impact on the game today.  His name?  Wesley Branch Rickey.  Rickey is best remembered as the man who signed Jackie Robinson to a contract … More Top Five All-Time Cardinal Executives: Number Two – Branch Rickey

The Other Babe

There are a great many stories surrounding current and former St. Louis Cardinals.  One of the more unique is this one. Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias was an excellent athlete growing up in Texas and is widely considered to be possibly the great female athlete of all-time.  She excelled at a great many sports growing up.  … More The Other Babe

Cardinal Nation – A unique perspective

Many baseball teams have unique names for their fan bases (i.e. “Red Sox Nation” and “Yankee Universe”). The St. Louis Cardinals are no exception as their fan base has come to be called Cardinal Nation. Where does that term come from? How did it come to be? According to Douglas Feldman, author of Dizzy and the Gashouse … More Cardinal Nation – A unique perspective

Top Five All-Time Cardinals Executives: Number Three – Bing Devine

My series on top five Cardinal executives continues with a man who got his start working for the great Branch Rickey and then went on to lead the Cardinals through the early part of the turbulent 1960’s and then earned a second chance as the Cardinals’ General Manager in 1968.  Vaughan Pallmore “Bing” Devine.  Bing … More Top Five All-Time Cardinals Executives: Number Three – Bing Devine

Top Five All-Time Cardinal Executives: Number Four – Walt Jocketty

My Top Five All-Time Cardinal Executives Series continues with the man who preceded John Mozeliak as General Manager of the Cardinals and who guided the team through one of the Most successful eras in their history.  This same man actually began his career as a professional baseball executive working for Charlie Finley in Oakland.    … More Top Five All-Time Cardinal Executives: Number Four – Walt Jocketty