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The Hall of Fame case for Sam Breadon

The Hall of Fame case for Sam Breadon
November 21, 2012 2 Comments »

This is the fifth in a ten-part series looking at the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Pre-Integration Era Ballot. Some people see trends long before others even know what’s going on. That was the genius of Sam Breadon, who made millions ... Read More »

The Hall of Fame case for shortstop Marty Marion

The Hall of Fame case for shortstop Marty Marion
November 19, 2012 3 Comments »

This is the fourth in a ten-part series looking at the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Pre-Integration Era Ballot. If it hadn’t been for a sense of loyalty to one of his best friends in high school, Marty Marion probably never ... Read More »

Cardinals, Tigers have a history in the Fall Classic

Cardinals, Tigers have a history in the Fall Classic
October 19, 2012 No Comments »

Used to be that every 34-38 years the Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals met in the World Series. That’s how it went from 1934 to 1968, and then from 1968 to 2006. I guess we can book the 2042 ... Read More »

The strange, tragic story of Stan Musial’s hometown: Donoro, Pennsylvania

The strange, tragic story of Stan Musial’s hometown: Donoro, Pennsylvania
October 19, 2012 No Comments »

What would it take for a small town with a population under 10,000 to be known for something other than producing two of the greatest players in baseball history? One of the strangest, most tragic disasters in American history: a ... Read More »

St. Louis Cardinals All-Time Team

St. Louis Cardinals All-Time Team
August 26, 2012 4 Comments »

No National League team has won as many World Series as the St. Louis Cardinals, who have captured 11 of them. The Cards All-Time Team boasts a great lineup (five Hall of Famers), and there are great bats on the ... Read More »

Chick Hafey’s batting rampage of 1931

Chick Hafey’s batting rampage of 1931
August 21, 2010 No Comments »

When Charles “Chick” Hafey first caught Branch Rickey’s eye in the spring of 1923, it was a case of mistaken identity. Hafey was in the Cardinal camp as a right-handed pitcher, but Rickey saw him in the batting cage, and ... Read More »