Just the Facts

The are those out there in Cardinal Nation that don’t care for the way the St. Louis Cardinals do business. But, the Cardinals have been doing business pretty much the same way since…..1917! That the year that a transplanted New York automobile dealer named Sam Breadon and, quite possibly, the greatest baseball mind that ever … More Just the Facts

Top Five All-Time Cardinal Managers: Number 1 – Billy Southworth

Finally!  We come to number one on my list of Top Five All-Time Cardinal Managers.  He led the Cardinals through their greatest run of glory since the 1880’s when the franchise was known as the St. Louis Browns.  William Harold Southworth. Billy Southworth was born in Harvard Nebraska on March 9, 1893.  At the age … More Top Five All-Time Cardinal Managers: Number 1 – Billy Southworth

Shildt is Out

The news broke a little more than an hour ago and came as a great shock to this reporter.  Mike Shildt, who has just come off a 90-win season and a trip to the MLB Postseason has been fired as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals.  The news first reported by CBS Sports and was … More Shildt is Out

When “cancel culture” and “accountability” collide

On Monday, the sports world stopped and watched as Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden resigned after only three and a half years into his 10-year contract in his second stint with the team. And the reasons why were unexpected, to say the least. Originally, an investigation into the workplace of the Washington Football Team … More When “cancel culture” and “accountability” collide

Top Five All-Time Cardinal Managers: Number 2 – Tony La Russa

The next man on my list of All-Time Top Cardinal managers probably needs no introduction ANYWHERE in Cardinal Nation and quite probably anywhere in the entire baseball world.  Like my previous pick, he has ties to the baseball histories of both St. Louis and Kansas City.  Anthony La Russa, Jr. Tony La Russa was born … More Top Five All-Time Cardinal Managers: Number 2 – Tony La Russa

Top Five All-Time Cardinal Managers: Number 3 – Whitey Herzog

The next manager on my list is unique because he has ties to both the Cardinals and the Royals.  Dorrel Norman Elvert “Whitey” Herzog. Whitey was born on November 9, 1931 in New Athens, Illinois, which lies just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis in the part of Illinois known as Metro East. In … More Top Five All-Time Cardinal Managers: Number 3 – Whitey Herzog

Top Five All-Time Cardinal Managers: Number 4 – Red Schoendienst

At Samuel’s, a haberdashery located on High Street in Jefferson City, if you look to the left as you walk in, you will see an autographed picture of Al Schoendienst similar to the one pictured below.  The average person will ask, “Who is Al Schoendienst?”  He is known to the many citizens of Cardinal Nation … More Top Five All-Time Cardinal Managers: Number 4 – Red Schoendienst