Tag Archives: Bob Gibson

1960′s Post-season MVBOP awards


While it is hard to look past the contributions of David Freese in the 2011 post-season, a singular award for outstanding performance makes it far too easy to overlook some unbelievable contributions of his teammates, and at times, those of … Continue reading

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Top 5 Iconic Moments in Cardinals History


For the January project, United Cardinal Bloggers members will be writing about their top five iconic moments in Cardinals history.  Really, Daniel ?  Just five ?  No way.  Seriously.   I can think of five iconic moments, just in the 1964 … Continue reading

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Predictions for the upcoming season


It is New Years Eve.   2011 is about to come to a close, and what an amazing year it was, especially for Cardinals fans.   We are about a month and a half away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring … Continue reading

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Top 5 Cardinals Big Game Pitchers


This posting is dedicated to Ray DeRousse of STL Cardinals Baseball for his recent reply to a UCB roundtable question. There just hasn’t been a competitor like [Chris] Carpenter in a Cardinal uniform since [Bob] Gibson, and I love the … Continue reading

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Chris Carpenter, Bob Gibson and the Game Seven Legacy


At this point in his career, Chris Carpenter has very little to prove.   Yet, Fox Sports analysts continued to declare that the Texas Rangers would have little trouble facing a pitcher they were seeing for the third time in less … Continue reading

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What if: 1967 World Series


Go Go el Birdos vs The Impossible Dream.   That was the 1967 World Series.   Boston and St. Louis.   The Cardinals turned things around in July and cruised to their second National League Pennant of the decade.   For the Red Sox, … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Teams


It was the best of teams, it was the worst of teams, it was the age of veterans, it was the age of youth, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of frustration, it was the season … Continue reading

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Why Edwin Jackson will win Game Four of the NLDS


It has little to do with the fact that Edwin Jackson as been a steady contributor to the Cardinals rotation since the controversial deadline trade.   It also has nothing to do with the fact that Roy Oswalt is still a … Continue reading

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Why we should give a Hoot about Chris Carpenter


If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that this article will have little to do with Chris Carpenter until the very end.   If you know a little bit of Cardinals history, you already know where this … Continue reading

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Move Over, There's a New Ace in Town


With a dominating 6 inning performance against the Chicago Cubs on September 24, 2010, Adam Wainwright earned his 20th win of the season.  That places him in some rather elite company in Cardinals history.  In the previous 50 years, this … Continue reading

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