A perfect 10!

Despite all of the playoff appearances, pennants, and World Series titles in the 21st century, it had been 21 years since the St. Louis Cardinals experienced a streak like this. It’s the 13th time in 130 years they’ve had a winning streak of 10 games or more. That’s right folks….they’ve now won 10 straight games. … More A perfect 10!

Who’s laughing now?!

Back on June 27th, the St. Louis Cardinals were four games under .500, and they were fourth place in the National League Central. Milwaukee is running away with the division and the National League West is dominating the Wild Card scenario. With the trade deadline looming, and other star players being shifted around baseball in … More Who’s laughing now?!

Top Five All-Time Cardinal Managers: Number 5 – Frankie Frisch

“With a Flash out of Fordham.  They knocked in runs and scored ’em. The Gas House Gang was full of fight and nerve. The Redbirds were the rage.  The Wild Horse of the Osage. And Paul and Dizzy were keepin’ ’em busy with heat and curves.” Musician Terry Cashman wrote a song about 1950’s baseball … More Top Five All-Time Cardinal Managers: Number 5 – Frankie Frisch

Believe it or not, Adam Wainwright is a Cy Young contender

Heading into the Cardinals’ 2021 season, it was believed Jack Flaherty would be the star among the pitching staff, and that he would be the one carrying the load. But injuries derailed that train until further notice. Leave it to 40-year old Adam Wainwright, who I like to call the “ageless wonder”, to take the … More Believe it or not, Adam Wainwright is a Cy Young contender

Best Forgotten Cardinal Pitching Seasons

Over the past 146 Season, St. Louis baseball fans have witness as many fine pitching performances as they have performances by hitters.  Chris Carpenter’s 2005 Cy Young, John Tudor’s 21-7 1985 Campaign (after having started that season 1-7), Dizzy Dean’s 30 in ’34 for the Gas House Gang.  Adam Wainwright’s two 20-win campaigns in 2010 … More Best Forgotten Cardinal Pitching Seasons

July 15, 1876: Wearin’ of the ‘Grin’: George Bradley’s no-hitter

By Parker Bena, Interstate 70 Sports Media Sports Historian Note: This essay was originally published in “Inventing Baseball: The 100 Greatest Games of the 19th Century” (2013), edited by Bill Felber. It also appeared in SABR’s “No-Hitters” (2017), edited by Bill Nowlin. Since 1876 marked the US Centennial, it was only fitting that a man given the name of George … More July 15, 1876: Wearin’ of the ‘Grin’: George Bradley’s no-hitter