Did the Major League Baseball benches of olden days have greater power-hitting threats than today?
Did the Major League Baseball benches of olden days have greater power-hitting threats than today?
Never before have as many St. Louis Cardinals batters been hit by opposing pitches than in 2014’s first half. The Cards also seem to retaliate less often than other clubs.
The St. Louis Cardinals hitting in the first half of the 2014 was among the worst in the last century.
By some measures, the St. Louis Cardinals pitching in the first half of the 2014 was among the best in the last century.
It has been almost a century since the first two times the St. Louis Cardinals shortstop and catcher batted fourth and fifth. Hall of Famers Rogers Hornsby and Miller Huggins were directly involved.
Rarely if ever does a St. Louis Cardinals game change its trajectory after the defense executes a triple play.
St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter became the 21st player in team history to reach base every time in a game with at least six plate appearances.
The St. Louis Cardinals made a major effort to add team speed in 2014. It had rarely been evident until Saturday.
The St. Louis Cardinals’ most influential teacher ever was passed over in the organization’s 2014 Hall of Fame selections.
The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs will wearing throwback uniforms from 1929 on Sunday night’s nationally-televised game.
The three or four members of the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Class of 2014 will be announced before Wednesday’s game.
In just four of the last 45 years did the St. Louis Cardinals’ team RBI leaders through 22 games have fewer than in 2014.
Who would have guessed that after three weeks, big first baseman Matt Adams would be leading the St. Louis Cardinals in batting average and multi-hit games?
With just a few days remaining in 2014 voting for the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame, the club’s Brian Finch and I discuss the process and candidates.
Lance Lynn dominated hot-starting Milwaukee’s lineup Monday night. He has done the same kind of thing before.
One of the principals of the new St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum discusses the behind-the-scenes preparation and opening the new facility.
A guy normally asking the questions has the shoe on the other foot in a Q&A session about the new St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame.
A pre-vote for your two favorites among the eight to appear on the first St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame ballot.
Two St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famers to recount their most unforgettable games on MLB Network.
Two high-profile 22-year-old pitchers for the St. Louis Cardinals faced the Boston Red Sox in the World Series – 46 years apart.
With Hall of Famer Lou Brock throwing out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Wednesday night’s Game 5 of the National League Division Series, researcher Tom Orf offers up a quick and timely bit of trivia.
Halfway through September, the St. Louis Cardinals are on their way to their worst final month in terms of batting average in team history.
The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired many players over time, but which minor league addition became the best as a major leaguer?
The St. Louis Cardinals have lost seven in a row, including four straight at Pittsburgh, with run scoring at a premium. Just how bad is it?
On Saturday night, Brock Peterson became the oldest St. Louis Cardinal to collect an RBI in his first MLB at-bat since at least 1935.
Left-handed pitcher Kevin Siegrist set a St. Louis Cardinals record and placed on the MLB top 10 all-time list for scoreless appearances to open a career.
Through 91 games, the St. Louis Cardinals have collected wins from nine different starting pitchers 12 different times, including this season.
Matt Carpenter has taken the lead on an unenviable St. Louis Cardinals career list – most hit by pitches in a game. We look back at other oft-plunked Cardinals.
A look back at St. Louis Cardinals double-headers since 1996.
The career WAR of fast-risers to St. Louis points to Joe Magrane as closest to average. Will new arrival Michael Wacha meet or exceed Magrane’s results?
A look at the players who reached the St. Louis Cardinals the soonest after being drafted.
Memorial Day is a time to remember those who have protected our freedom. Baseball plays a part.
Looking at effective first-game starters in St. Louis Cardinals history who also collected a hit.
Game scores put recent St. Louis Cardinals pitching dominance of Shelby Miller and Adam Wainwright into historical perspective.
Comparing Shelby Miller’s almost-perfect game to others in St. Louis Cardinals team and Major League Baseball history.
Lists of St. Louis Cardinals players with the most bunt hits and sacrifices in recent years.
The St. Louis Cardinals’ string of scoreless innings pitched reached 39 before ending on Sunday.
Almost all of Major League Baseball’s growth over the last 50 years fed the Cactus League, creating travel distance issues in Florida.
A long search leads to proof when and where the greatest St. Louis Cardinals player of all time once wore number 19, rather than his well-known number 6.
I joined host Lori Rubinson on WFAN Radio in New York to discuss the life of the late Stan Musial.
A look back at some prominent St. Louis Cardinals to have worn the number 12 jersey.
A left-handed thrower designated as shortstop appeared in the field in 1954 as part of a unique attempt to retire Stan Musial at the plate.
A former owner and shortstop behind some very successful St. Louis Cardinals clubs of the past will soon receive another chance at induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Never before did the St. Louis Cardinals log such a big difference between run scoring in playoff wins versus losses as in 2012.
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran hit a home run from each side of the plate on Sunday, a rare occurrence.
On this date in 1963, the greatest St. Louis Cardinal player of all time, Stan Musial, played in his final game.
Lance Lynn has done something no other St. Louis Cardinals pitcher has accomplished since 1960.
The 2012 St. Louis Cardinals reached another offensive balance milestone on Saturday, this one in run production.
Looking at several records set by Hall of Famer Stan Musial being approached by today’s MLB stars.
This date in 1924 was arguably the biggest day in Hall of Famer Jim Bottomley’s career.
The St. Louis Cardinals have three hitters with 20 or more home runs and two more with 19. We look at how that distribution stacks up in team history.
The St. Louis Cardinals have been outscored by 31 runs over their last four games – one of the four worst stretches in team history.
On Sunday, Jaime Garcia became the sixth left-hander in St. Louis Cardinals history to strike out at least 10 and walk no one in a game.
The St. Louis Cardinals lost Friday night for only the 18th time in team history when their opponent did not have a run batted in.
Is one decisive defeat an isolated incident or an indication of a bigger problem?
Then and now team photos of the 1982 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals.
Catch the televised festivities from Busch Stadium this weekend as Whitey, Ozzie, Bruce and many of the St. Louis Cardinals World Champions from 30 years ago will re-assemble.
The St. Louis Cardinals hit nine doubles off Chicago Cubs pitching on Saturday night.
Through 75 games, only one catcher in St. Louis Cardinals history had more home runs than does Yadier Molina this season.
OK, it was just one stat over two starts, but St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn logged two rare high-strikeout games.
It isn’t very often that the St. Louis Cardinals manage to score no more than one run on 11 or more hits, but that is what they did on Tuesday night.
Carlos Beltran is approaching one of the 10 most productive Mays in recent St. Louis Cardinals history.
Since 1952, the St. Louis Cardinals have been involved in 43 games that ended with a base on balls.
St. Louis Cardinals star Stan Musial collected his 3,000th hit 54 years ago today, on May 13, 1958, at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.
Monday was the second time in St. Louis Cardinals’ history that their first five hitters launched home runs.
Jake Westbrook did something Thursday that has occurred only 64 times prior – a St. Louis Cardinals pitcher stealing a base.
With a 9-3 record through the first 12 games of the season, the 2012 St. Louis Cardinals have tied the club-record best start since 1900.
The top Scrabble-scoring names by decade in St. Louis Cardinals team history.
The top Scrabble-scoring names by position in St. Louis Cardinals team history.
The paths of a St. Louis Cardinals pitching star from the 1980s and a failed big-bonus outfield signing from 2007 have come together in Rockland County, New York.
Which Canadian-born player contributed the most to the St. Louis Cardinals?
St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst is still in uniform after 70 seasons in professional baseball.
The St. Louis Cardinals have a new online museum designed to help fill the gap until the physical one is re-opened someday.
If pitcher Roy Oswalt signs with the St. Louis Cardinals, will his familiar number 44 be available?
What might we learn from a time in history when the St. Louis Cardinals got rid of the best catcher in the National League instead of paying him what he deserved?
New Cardinals manager Mike Matheny becomes the youngest current manager in MLB, but only 14th-youngest St. Louis skipper in the last century.
All-time ranking of some of St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols’ hitting feats accomplished Saturday night in Game 3 of the 2011 World Series.
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols had a performance for the ages on Saturday night, hitting three home runs against the Texas Rangers in a 16-7 win in Game 3 of the 2011 World Series.
Looking at Thursday’s pitching performances by Jaime Garcia and Jason Motte of the St. Louis Cardinals in historical context.
Top St. Louis Cardinals World Series hitting stats in team history.
Chris Carpenter’s seventh post-season win tied him with Hall of Famer Bob Gibson for the most in St. Louis Cardinals history.
With a huge game in NLCS Game 2 Monday night, St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols moved into the MLB career top ten in post-season home runs and RBI.
Looking at the best playoff pitching performances in the history of the St. Louis Cardinals.
The away team has won the last three National League Division Series-deciding Game 5’s. That should be good news for the St. Louis Cardinals, right?
St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese drove in four runs Wednesday night. Only one player had more RBI in a post-season game in team history.
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is only the fourth catcher in team history to collect 30 doubles in a season.
Looking back at the St. Louis Cardinals’ use of aged pitchers since 1996.
During their long history, the St. Louis Cardinals have come back from some large deficits to take over first place.
Help is needed to identify a one-time St. Louis Cardinals player.
The St. Louis Cardinals used their entire bullpen in Friday night’s loss to Cincinnati. It is a rarer occurrence than you might think.
An earlier St. Louis Cardinals hitting star relied on his father for regular hitting instruction, like Colby Rasmus is today.
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols is moving up career hit lists while improving his 2011 totals as well.
Upcoming Curt Flood HBO special serves as Trojan horse for a writer’s attack on an ex-star player.
An introduction to a new site that offers a different look at baseball from a historical perspective.
The 20-game hitting streak of St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Ryan Theriot ended on Wednesday night, short of past team greats.
In terms of crucial RBI for the St. Louis Cardinals, Daniel Descalso’s 2011 start trails only Mark McGwire and Albert Pujols in the last 60 years.
The seats from long-time home of the Arkansas Travelers, Ray Winder Field, were given away last weekend.
The St. Louis Cardinals had a trio of unusually well-pitched games this past weekend – their best in almost four decades.
Our Cardinals Social Media Night contest submissions continue with a look back at old-time ballparks in St. Louis.
Looking back at when the St. Louis Cardinals declined from second place one year to a poorer finish the next.