1892 On Through

Can Cardinals Co-sign?

When all is said and done, the 2015 edition of the Cardinals will be deemed a success no matter how far they play into October or even November. People will talk about how good the rookies have been and that the future on offense is red hot. There will also be those in St. Louis [...]

Trading TCU Teammates

It truly is a shame that the National League Divisional Series doesn’t have a story line to drum up interest. Or if there was an interesting plot twist to spice up the action, maybe those national media outlets would be paying attention? Ho hum, the Cardinals are back in the playoffs again…yawn. Remember when those [...]

Once the decision was made to wait and see who won last night, I knew the M & M boys (Mo and Matheny) would beat me to the punch. And as much as I was prepared for anything, credit has to go to the Cardinals for making the tough choices. Already posting a roster that [...]

NLDS Roster Roulette: Bullpen

With the match-up officially set, Friday’s Game 1 showdown pitting the Cubs and Cardinals will be hard pressed to live up to those backyard games my childhood best friend and I played each and every summer. Growing up in a split household and forced to watch the Chicago broadcasts was bad enough but now the [...]

NLDS Roster Roulette: Infield

One positive out of the dreadful final weekend was the ability to get some playing time for the rest of the expanded roster. In trying to maneuver the map of who makes it onto the 25-man NLDS roster, picking the hot hand honestly could use a legend for support. Where last night’s look at the [...]

Now that 162 have come and gone, the second season can officially start after another excruciating break. The Cardinals will host a very familiar opponent on Friday at Busch, as the National League Central represents over half of the playoff teams yet again. When we look back on this year’s adventures, there has been one [...]

Happy Kerry Robinson Day to all who have waited what seems like years instead of just a few short months for actual games that count! This was going to be a recap of the past 50 days that gave just a glimpse of the history dating back to 1892 for the Birds on the Bat. [...]

Days until Opening Night, Cardinals vs. Cubs on ESPN: 1 First player/coach to wear #1: Max Flack (1923) Last player/coach to wear #1: Ozzie Smith (1996) Player/coach to wear #1 in the most seasons: Smith (15) Number of players/coaches to wear #1: 24 Last time not worn: 2014 Other interesting names tied to #1: Pepper Martin (1934-38), Whitey Kurowski [...]

Countdown to Cardinals: 2

Days until Opening Night, Cardinals vs. Cubs on ESPN: 2 First player/coach to wear #2: Jack Smith (1923) Last player/coach to wear #2: Red Schoendienst (1995) Player/coach to wear #2 in the most seasons: Schoendienst (14 player, 43 total) Number of players/coaches to wear #2: 17 Last time not worn: 1996, but only because it [...]

Days until Opening Night, Cardinals vs. Cubs on ESPN: 3 First player/coach to wear #3: Ray Blades (1923) Last player/coach to wear #3: Mark Ellis (2014) Player/coach to wear #3 in the most seasons: Dave Ricketts (11) Number of players/coaches to wear #3: 31 Last time not worn: 1954 Other interesting names tied to #3: Frankie Frisch (1932-38), George Kissell (1969-75), Whitey Herzog [...]

Countdown to Cardinals: 4

Days until Opening Night, Cardinals vs. Cubs on ESPN: 4 First player/coach to wear #4: Rogers Hornsby (1923) Last player/coach to wear #4: Yadier Molina (Current) Player/coach to wear #4 in the most seasons: Marty Marion (12 total) Number of players/coaches to wear #4: 33 Last time not worn: 1975 Other interesting names tied to [...]

Days until Opening Night, Cardinals vs. Cubs on ESPN: 5 First player/coach to wear #5: Jim Bottomley (1923) Last player/coach to wear #5: Albert Pujols (2011) Player/coach to wear #5 in the most seasons: Pujols (12) Number of players/coaches to wear #5: 34 Last time not worn: 2014 Other interesting names tied to #5: Johnny Keane (1959-64), Jose Uribe (1984), Bob Horner [...]

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NL Central Standings

TeamWLPct.GB
Cardinals8667.562 -
Brewers8370.5423.0
Cubs8271.5364.0
Reds7281.47114.0
Pirates6588.42521.0

Last updated: 09/20/2019

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