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

Buck O’Neil, Jim Kaat among others (finally) inducted into Cooperstown

For six legendary ballplayers, the long wait is finally over. As per the results of this weekend’s special selection committee meetings, Bud Fowler, Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Minnie Minoso, Tony Oliva, and Buck O’Neil have all been elected to Cooperstown, and will be officially inducted on July 24 along with any players voted in by … More Buck O’Neil, Jim Kaat among others (finally) inducted into Cooperstown

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

Cardinals sign Steven Matz to 4-year, $44 million deal!

Heading into the off-season, the biggest priority for the St. Louis Cardinals was boosting their starting pitching. They’ve just made a big step in doing so. Per Ken Rosenthal, the Cardinals signed left-handed starter Steven Matz to a four-year deal worth $44 million. With incentives included, Matz would have the chance to earn over $48 … More Cardinals sign Steven Matz to 4-year, $44 million deal!

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

BREAKING: Cardinals Sign Pitcher (Not that Pitcher)!!!

No the Kool Aid Man pitcher isn’t coming to be the Number 3 starter. And no, the Cardinals didn’t sign Max Scherzer, Clayton Kershaw, Kevin Gausman, or even Robbie Ray. But T.J. McFarland is back in the fold! McFarland, who was a free agent, pitched superbly for St. Louis down the stretch.  The Cardinals, who … More BREAKING: Cardinals Sign Pitcher (Not that Pitcher)!!!

Top Five All-Time Cardinal Executives: Number Five – John Mozeliak

After my Top Five All-Time Cardinal Manager Series, I have decided to start a new series.  All-Time Top Five Cardinals Executives.  I am kicking off this series with an executive who has been much maligned in recent months for his handling of the situation involving recently ousted Cardinals manager Mike Shildt and for his perceived … More Top Five All-Time Cardinal Executives: Number Five – John Mozeliak