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Pujols ties MLB greats with three-homer performance

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.

Cardinals World Series Game 2 pitching leftovers

Looking at Thursday’s pitching performances by Jaime Garcia and Jason Motte of the St. Louis Cardinals in historical context.

Cardinals World Series offensive records

Top St. Louis Cardinals World Series hitting stats in team history.

Looking forward to a Cardinals designated hitter for once

After an .071 average from their designated hitters in the 2004 and 2006 World Series, the St. Louis Cardinals can look to more from Allen Craig in 2011.

MLB games drawing high levels of social media activity

St. Louis Cardinals-Philadelphia Phillies NLDS Game 5 was third-most commented upon sporting event last week.

Money will not buy the 2011 MLB title

The top nine payroll teams in Major League Baseball are at home watching the LCS, with seven of them having missed the playoffs entirely.

Carpenter ties Gibson in Cardinals post-season wins

Chris Carpenter’s seventh post-season win tied him with Hall of Famer Bob Gibson for the most in St. Louis Cardinals history.

Flap over Cardinals ticket seating to Brewers party

The St. Louis Cardinals have angered some of their visitors from Milwaukee due to their NLCS seating policy for player families and friends.

Cardinals Monday leftovers worth consuming

First baseman Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals logged a number of milestones in their NLCS Game 2 victory Monday night.

Pujols cracks top ten MLB post-season homer, RBI lists

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.

Was Carpenter’s the best clutch playoff start in Cardinals history?

Looking at the best playoff pitching performances in the history of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Greinke gives Cardinals additional motivation

On the eve of NLCS Game 1, Milwaukee starter Zack Greinke ripped St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter.

LCS television schedule announced

Major League Baseball has announced television plans for the 2011 League Championship Series.

Road warriors fare well in NLDS Game 5’s

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?

Freese has a night for the record books

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.

Sizing the NLDS impact on St. Louis’ economy

According to a new report, the National League Division Series will generate $5.2 million per game to the St. Louis region.

Time to end the MLB in-game interviews

St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa criticized the umpiring on camera during Sunday’s NLDS Game 2.

Cardinals post-season roster questions

Clarifying options available to the St. Louis Cardinals in setting their 2011 NLDS roster.

Vote for your Cardinals NLDS roster

The St. Louis Cardinals face a number of decisions as they set their first-round playoff roster. Who would you select and why?

Vote for your Cardinals NLDS starting pitchers

The St. Louis Cardinals have a number of choices as they set their playoff rotation. Who would you start and why?

Cardinals announce Tiebreaker Game and NLDS ticket sales

Tickets go on sale Monday for St. Louis Cardinals’ potential Thursday game with Atlanta and first-round series against Atlanta.

Will the Phillies determine their playoff opponent?

Whether or not the Philadelphia Phillies have a wild card preference, they may have a major hand in its selection.

Molina joins top four doubles-hitting Cardinals catchers of all time

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is only the fourth catcher in team history to collect 30 doubles in a season.

What course will the Cardinals chart next?

With declining attendance and the future of Albert Pujols to be determined, how will the St. Louis Cardinals approach this off-season?

Cardinals attendance lagging behind MLB again

The St. Louis Cardinals are on track for their lowest attendance total since 2004 and biggest year-to-year decline in at least that long, with four straight years of greater percentage declines than MLB.

La Russa-Duncan and 40-year-old hurlers

Looking back at the St. Louis Cardinals’ use of aged pitchers since 1996.

Cardinals past fast finishes

During their long history, the St. Louis Cardinals have come back from some large deficits to take over first place.

Who is this former St. Louis Cardinal?

Help is needed to identify a one-time St. Louis Cardinals player.

La Russa’s last reliever standing

The St. Louis Cardinals used their entire bullpen in Friday night’s loss to Cincinnati. It is a rarer occurrence than you might think.

Keith Hernandez and his overbearing father/hitting coach

An earlier St. Louis Cardinals hitting star relied on his father for regular hitting instruction, like Colby Rasmus is today.

Pujols chasing hit milestones, too

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols is moving up career hit lists while improving his 2011 totals as well.

Bitter blogger Chass rips another Hall of Famer Gibson

Upcoming Curt Flood HBO special serves as Trojan horse for a writer’s attack on an ex-star player.

Baseball by Positions: A great resource

An introduction to a new site that offers a different look at baseball from a historical perspective.

Theriot’s chase of Rajah, The Man and The Machine ends

The 20-game hitting streak of St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Ryan Theriot ended on Wednesday night, short of past team greats.

D-Money chasing Big Mac and The Machine

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.

Saying goodbye to another old ballpark

The seats from long-time home of the Arkansas Travelers, Ray Winder Field, were given away last weekend.

Media joins Cardinals-Reds rivalry

Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman’s remarks critical of the St. Louis Cardinals are receiving wide coverage.

Where will the Pujols-Hendry bromance lead?

Speculation that Albert Pujols may end up as a Chicago Cub starting in 2012 is growing and the two sides are contributing.

Cardinals pitchers log best three-game series since 1972

The St. Louis Cardinals had a trio of unusually well-pitched games this past weekend – their best in almost four decades.

blingboy wins Cardinals Social Media Night tickets

The author of the best guest article posted on The Cardinal Nation Blog receives a free pair of tickets to the Cardinals’ May 17 game and will attend a special pre-game event.

Pujols as part owner of the Cardinals: Not so fast!

Examining inhibitors that might keep Albert Pujols from being granted an ownership stake in the St. Louis Cardinals.

Deep Time Baseball Venues in St. Louis

Our Cardinals Social Media Night contest submissions continue with a look back at old-time ballparks in St. Louis.

Some seeking relief from AT&T U-Verse on missing Cardinals telecasts

It won’t bring back 20 missing St. Louis Cardinals broadcasts, but some unhappy customers are getting concessions from AT&T U-Verse.

The $64,000 (or perhaps $300 million) question

Is Albert Pujols’ impending free agency affecting his results on the field? The first of our reader contest submissions digs into the question.

Win Cardinals Social Media Night tickets

The author of the best article submitted to The Cardinal Nation Blog will receive a free pair of tickets to the Cardinals’ May 17 game and attend a special pre-game event.

Biggest cost increase to attend a Cardinals game since 2008

The St. Louis Cardinals rank eighth in the 2011 MLB Fan Cost Index with a 3.1 percent increase compared to 2010.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 04/03

Highlights from Sunday’s final St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 04/02

Highlights from Saturday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 04/01

Highlights from Friday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/31

Highlights from Thursday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/30

Highlights from Wednesday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter and Port St. Lucie, Florida. Kyle Lohse had a day to forget.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/29

Highlights from Tuesday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter, Florida.

Nationals could pull Cardinals from Jupiter orbit

The Florida’s East Coast futures of the Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals may be linked.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/27

Highlights from Sunday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter and Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/26

Highlights from Saturday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/25

Highlights from Friday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/24

Highlights from Thursday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter and Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Forbes ranks St. Louis Cardinals #11 in team value

The St. Louis Cardinals are the 11th-most valuable team in Major League Baseball, according to Forbes Magazine.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/23

Highlights from Wednesday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/22

Highlights from Tuesday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/21

Highlights from Monday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/20

Highlights from Sunday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/19

Highlights from Saturday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/18

Highlights from Friday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter and Port St. Lucie, Florida.

John Hart and Harold Reynolds answer Cardinals questions

MLB Network analysts John Hart and Harold Reynolds answer St. Louis Cardinals questions in support of their 30 Clubs in 30 Days Cardinals segment.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/17

Highlights from Thursday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter, Florida.

Learning from past Cardinals minor league spring transaction dates

The timing of past St. Louis Cardinals spring minor league roster moves follow a general pattern that may occur again in 2011.

Learning from Cardinals 2010 spring transaction dates

The timing of past St. Louis Cardinals spring roster moves follow a general pattern that may occur again in 2011.

MLB Gameday Audio integrated into Gameday

Sharing a discovery of a neat new feature MLB has introduced into their online offerings.

How to find Thursday’s Cardinals split squad games

The St. Louis Cardinals are playing two games at once on Thursday afternoon. One split-squad game is on radio. The other is on TV. Here’s how to find them.

Master Cardinals spring radio and television schedule

29 of 33 St. Louis Cardinals spring games can be watched or listened to if one is willing to search a bit.

Cardinals declines from second place

Looking back at when the St. Louis Cardinals declined from second place one year to a poorer finish the next.

Cardinals seasons going from second place to first

Looking back at when the St. Louis Cardinals improved from second place one year to first place the next.

Losing 20-game winners have not been kind to the Cardinals

While the St. Louis Cardinals have twice experienced the loss of a 20-game winner for the entire next season, neither case turned out well.

Could Pujols’ situation end up like Jeter’s?

Bad feelings remain in New York even after a new deal with Derek Jeter was done. Could the same thing happen in St. Louis with Albert Pujols?

Pujols’ contract remarks from spring 2009 and 2010

What did St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols say about his contract in spring training camps during the most recent two springs?

Cardinals Spring Training Updates on FOXSportsMidwest.com

Catch all the new St. Louis Cardinals articles, videos and more from spring training, posted on FOX Sports Midwest’s website daily.

Rochester group cuts Batavia losses but says 2011 is it

The Batavia Muckdogs are attracting interest and are expected to be sold this year. Where they will play in 2012 remains an open question.

Cardinals spring television telecasts up to nine

Almost one in every three 2011 St. Louis Cardinals spring training games may be available on television.

Still flipping out over Flip

The St. Louis Cardinals risked a small missed opportunity cost in releasing infielder Felipe Lopez in September. It looks like it didn’t matter.

A look inside St. Louis Cardinals finances

St. Louis Cardinals President Bill DeWitt III outlines team finances and specifically those surrounding new Busch Stadium.

More local TV revenue won’t cover Pujols’ contract

The St. Louis Cardinals’ local television contract has as many more years to run, seven, as the possible duration of Albert Pujols’ next contract.

KMOX announces Cardinals spring radio schedule

St. Louis Cardinals baseball will be back on the airwaves starting March 1.

Cardinals new dynamic ticket pricing plans set

The St. Louis Cardinals have selected the vendor for their new dynamic ticket pricing starting in 2011.

Cardinals lease trouble in Jupiter?

Palm Beach County Florida officials are holding Roger Dean Stadium improvements hostage until the St. Louis Cardinals and Florida Marlins agree to stay beyond 2017.

Pujols and the Cardinals: Is it a matter of trust?

Thoughts about why the Albert Pujols contract negotiations with the St. Louis Cardinals appear to be moving so slowly.

The Steroids Era Hall of Fame Matrix

An approach to frame consideration of steroids era players for the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Some Hall voters lash out at others, peers

Some baseball writers criticize their award-voting peers while others attack those who critique them.

Why McGwire’s Hall of Fame vote total dropped

Former St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire is losing ground in his Hall of Fame candidacy.

15 Cardinals games televised nationally in 2011

The first slate of national television broadcasts has been announced with 15 St. Louis Cardinals contests included.

The Cardinal Nation Blog top stories of 2010 #12: Herzog to the Hall

Whitey Herzog entered Baseball’s Hall of Fame and his number was retired by the St. Louis Cardinals in July.

Cardinals Winter Warm-Up autograph prices stabile

Autograph prices at the St. Louis Cardinals fan event, Winter Warm-Up, are generally flat to slightly down for 2011.

Cardinals and the 2011 Hall of Fame vote

Considering the candidacies of four former St. Louis Cardinals on the 2011 Hall of Fame ballot.

What is behind a proposal for MLB players to become owners?

Why would a former commissioner want Major League Baseball players to push for team ownership shares?

WAR efficiency by NL team and Cardinals roster

Identifying how efficient each team had to be with its money to reach the playoffs and the cost efficiency of individual St. Louis Cardinals players.

Could Jeter be the missing link or another Tino?

One columnist suggests the St. Louis Cardinals should sign Derek Jeter to replace Albert Pujols.

Using WAR to identify Cardinals bargains and busts in 2010

Looking at WAR and player salaries to determine which players helped and hurt the 2010 St. Louis Cardinals.

How efficient was National League spending in 2010?

Looking at WAR and player payrolls to determine which clubs got their money’s worth.

Flipping Lopez for a comp pick

The Boston Red Sox shrewdly saw a compensation draft pick in a player the St. Louis Cardinals simply wanted to be rid of.

Cardinals add second-most players to 40-man

The St. Louis Cardinals placed seven prospects on their 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 draft, more than 27 organizations. Does it mean anything?