Category Archives: General History

The 1967 Cardinals Were Largely Homegrown Too


Much has been made of the homegrown talent that the Cardinals are sending into the World Series in 2013, for good reason.  In the era of free agency, teams like the 2013 Cardinals are somewhat of the exception, although that … Continue reading

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July 16, 1967 – Trading the Player to be Named Later


Just before the post-season eligibility deadline expires, the Cardinals acquired right hander John Axford from the Milwaukee Brewers.  In return, the Brewers will receive a player to be named later. Initial Reaction The initial reaction to this deal should be … Continue reading

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Initial Inductees into the Cardinals Hall of Fame


The July project for the writers of the United Cardinal Bloggers is to pick the first five inductees into the upcoming Cardinals Hall of Fame.   Well, not really, but if we were asked, these would be our top five nominees. … Continue reading

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Thank You, Albert Pujols


The St. Louis Cardinals will soon be in Anaheim for a three game series with the Angels.   Unlike most inter-league series, this one should be off the charts in terms of interest for Cardinals fans as it will be the … Continue reading

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It’s 1968 All Over Again


Congratulations to the Detroit Tigers for an impressive four game sweep of the New York Yankees to earn their 11th American League Championship. With the Cardinals just one win away from their 19th NL Pennant, it begs the obvious question, … Continue reading

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Jumping on the Peter Bourjos Bandwagon


The last days leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline may be the most exciting time in the entire baseball season.   In the coming days, fates of several franchises will be determined as buyers and sellers each try to make … Continue reading

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Lee Smith and the Maikel Cleto Upside


This originally started out as another Player A vs Player B piece, but thought I might go a different route and get right to the point.  Maikel Cleto reminds me a lot of a young Lee Smith. Calm down.  I’m … Continue reading

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Fixing the All Star Game


Raise your hand if you think the All Star Game, including the selection process, is just fine the way it is. Put down that arm, you are an idiot.   Oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t realize you were trying to start … Continue reading

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How Historic was Johan Santana’s No-hitter ?


On Friday night, June 1, 2012, Johan Santana wrote his name in both the Mets and MLB records books when he no-hit the St. Louis Cardinals.  It was a remarkable pitching performance, to say the least.  Teams in the National … Continue reading

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Is it Shutout or Complete Game Shutout ?


While the ability to watch every single baseball game being played is a genuine privilege of this era in technology, it is not without its faults.  Like watching the same commercial over and over, not just once per inning but, … Continue reading

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