Category Archives: Unforgotten Cardinals

A brief look back at some of the players that distinguished themselves while wearing the Cardinal uniform.

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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Favorite Obscure Cardinals Player: Ray Washburn (Part 1)


One of the most enjoyable parts of being a member of the United Cardinal Bloggers is participation in the various monthly projects.   This one is of particular interest to me personally, as the subject is “your favorite obscure Cardinals player”.   … 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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Unforgotten Cardinal of the day: George Crowe


Influenced by our good friend William Tasker’s excellent “Debating Jackie Robinson Day“, I thought that today would be a good time to look back at the career of George Crowe.  Cardinals fans under the age of 50 might not even … Continue reading

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The Cards have done far worse than what Pujols just did to them


Yes, the last few months have been something of a roller coaster for the emotions of Cardinals fans.   The final resolution of the Colby Rasmus drama, the disillusion of early August, the hope of September and awe of October.   Throw … Continue reading

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Allen Craig, meet Carl Warwick


In Game One of the 2011 World Series, Allen Craig was the offensive hero with his pinch hit single off Alexi Ogando in the sixth inning.   It was a cold night, Craig had been sitting on the bench for a … Continue reading

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Glen Hobbie


A few days ago, our friend Angela from Cardinals Diamond Diaries wrote a great story about her grandfather attending the Cardinals bloggers event in April.  In it, she refers to him lovingly as a “lost soul” because he is a … Continue reading

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Scipio Spinks


Before we get started on Mr. Spinks, I would to send out a huge Thank You to Jerry Reuss for giving up some of his Saturday afternoon and sharing some baseball stories with us on the UCB Blog Talk Radio … Continue reading

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Silvio Martinez


As I was enjoying Chris Reed’s inaugural article for I-70 Baseball, When Will David Freese Run Out Of Chances?, I couldn’t help but think back of another player from the late 70’s that had a similar run-in with bad karma. … Continue reading

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What about Bing and Bob ?


Not Crosby and Hope, although perhaps they should have made one last Road movie: The Road to Cooperstown.    I am referring to Bing Devine and Bob Howsam who were both general managers during some of the Cardinals most successful years.   … Continue reading

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