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St. Louis Cardinals
Since 1882, the St.Louis Cardinals have been going strong. They have always had a good ball club and have won 10 World Series in the National League. That number remains the second most in the whole MLB. The Cardinals belong to the Central Division of the National League and usually stay at the top of the division.
The St. Louis Cardinals have been around since 1882 to current day. According to Baseball Almanac, “They joined the National League in 1892.’’ They have had three different teams names. During 1892-1898 they were the St. Louis Browns. During 1899 they were the St. Louis Browns. Since 1900 to current day they have been the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals have had many great players and still do. A few of the great Hall of Fame players were Dennis Eckersley, Ozzie Smith, Bruce Sutter, Stan Musial, Roger Hornsby, Lou Brock, Bob Gibson and Cy Young. According to Baseball Almanac,”The Cy Young Award was Commissioner Ford Frick's idea to honor the best pitcher in Major League Baseball.”(Cy Young Award). The Cy Young Award, introduced in 1956, is given to the best pitcher in the National League and American League receives every season. A few of their best current players are Albert Pujols, Yadier Molina, Matt Holliday, and Adam Wainright. ` Busch Stadium is the home field of the St. Louis Cardinals. There has been 3 Busch Stadiums. It first opened on April 10, 2006. It was chosen by MLB to host the 2009 All-Star Game. Busch Stadium held its first World Series on October 24, 2006 and its first playoff game on October 7, 2006. Busch Stadium’s first year it was open was treated to a World Series Champion team. The Cardinals won the world series that year. The Cardinals...
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