St. Louis Cardinals History

*Bob Gibson first excelled at basketball

Before Bob Gibson embarked on his Hal of Fame career for the St. Louis Cardinals, he played scholarship basketball at Creighton. Fortunately for the Cardinals and fans of baseball everywhere, he eventually chose to pursue baseball.

*Revisiting the Westbrook-Ludwick trade

Analyzing the short-term and long-term effects of the 2010 trade.

Rick Ankiel & Fleeting Prospect Promise

Ankiel the pitcher shows how fleeting the promise shown by prospects can be. Ankiel outfielder shows what perseverance can bring.

Ozzie Smith and Derek Jeter: A Contrast in Values

Derek Jeter began to make his mark in baseball just as Ozzie Smith ended his playing career. Both players ended up making great impacts for their teams, Jeter with the bat and Ozzie with the glove.

WIG to Return to Jupiter

And you thought the Cardinals had rid themselves of WIG. He'll be joining them in Jupiter, as a Marlin, for old times' sake.

The First Cardinals Hall of Fame Class & WAR

The inaugural St. Louis Cardinals Hall-of-Fame class shows how Wins Above Replacement gets it right.

Inaugural Cardinals Hall of Fame Class Managers

The St. Louis Cardinals franchise has been lucky to have some excellent managers throughout its history. The inaugural Cardinals Hall of Fame class reflects this.

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