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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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Mike Matheny and Red Schoendienst – A Tale of Two Rookie Managers


Just when you thought the 1964 story had played out it’s last comparison, the Cardinals hire Mike Matheny to replace the legendary Tony La Russa.  Once more, we will look back at the events in and around the 1964 World … 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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July 3, 1967


The only thing hotter than the temperature in St. Louis was the 1967 Pennant Race, which had suddenly become a three team race. The visiting Reds had led the National League for most of the season, but the Cardinals kept pace, never falling more than 4 1/2 games behind. It had been a two team race until the Cubs went on a tear, winning 16 of their last 19 games, including a 3 game sweep of the Reds. That knocked the Reds out of first place and put the Cubs at the top of the standings. At the start of this series, the Cardinals and Cubs were tied for first place and Cincinnati was just holding on, 5 games behind. The Cubs would give back nearly all of the ground they gained over the next two weeks, but it is the Independence Day series between the Cardinals and Reds that will set the tone for the remainder of the 1967 season. Continue reading

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