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The All-Time Cardinals Bracket: Round of 32

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No major upsets in round one of any tournaments over the last couple of days. Will Round 2 be any different?

World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Three Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

When the All-Time Cardinals Bracket launched on Wednesday, I figured one of two things would happen—either the lower seed would basically win every matchup, with occasional higher seed victories if said player benefited from recency or perhaps disproportionate popularity among Cardinals fans, or a bunch of wild upsets would happen because, I don’t know, Garry Templeton beating Bob Gibson is funny.

Well, it was the former. It was extremely the former. And I’m in favor of this, personally, for the same reason that I’m the weirdo who prefers there not be a ton of upsets in the NCAA tournament—the later matchups will be more interesting. I don’t really need to see Slim Sallee in subsequent rounds. No disrespect meant, of course, to the guy who won a World Series in which his opponent was actively trying to lose.

Anyway, here’s a rundown of what happened, followed by the next round of voting. I am aware of the lack of functionality of voting on certain phones (at least iPhones, possibly others) but unfortunately I couldn’t figure out a way to fix this—I considered creating a Twitter account to run the polls, but I don’t want to exclude Viva El Birdos readers who do not have Twitter. If you jump on a computer, though, it should work. I’m truly sorry for any inconvenience—this just seems to be the best method for the most people.


Sportsman’s Park Region:

#1 Stan Musial over #16 Jesse Burkett, 100%

#9 Larry Jackson over #8 Howie Pollet, 53.9%

#4 Jim Edmonds over #13 Tim McCarver, 86.6%

#5 Ray Lankford over #12 Chick Hafey, 86.4%

#2 Ted Simmons over #15 Curt Simmons, 97.6%

#7 Jesse Haines over #10 Whitey Kurowski, 62.1%

#3 Curt Flood over #14 Murry Dickson, 98.2%

#6 Frankie Frisch over #11 Matt Holliday, 51.2%

Busch Stadium Region:

#1 Albert Pujols over #16 Terry Moore, 97.6%

#9 Chris Carpenter over #8 Mort Cooper, 92.1%

#4 Harry Brecheen over #13 Brian Jordan, 54.8%

#5 Jim Bottomley over #12 Joe Torre, 52.4%

#2 Ozzie Smith over #15 Tom Herr, 97.6%

#10 Scott Rolen over #7 Bill Sherdel, 91.3%

#3 Joe Medwick over #14 Matt Morris, 79.9%

#6 Yadier Molina over #11 Slim Sallee, 99.3%

Robison Field Region:

#1 Rogers Hornsby over #16 Bill Doak, 99.6%

#9 Bob Forsch over #8 Bill White, 67.5%

#4 Adam Wainwright over #13 Al Brazle, 98.6%

#5 Bob Caruthers over #12 Solly Hemus, 74.2%

#2 Enos Slaughter over #15 Miller Huggins, 99.3%

#7 Marty Marion over #10 Tip O’Neill, 77.6%

#3 Lou Brock over #14 Mark McGwire, 90.7%

#6 Ted Breitenstein over #11 Dave Foutz, 71.4%

Busch Memorial Stadium Region:

#1 Bob Gibson over #16 Garry Templeton, 100%

#8 Max Lanier over #9 Ed Konetchy, 75.3%

#4 Johnny Mize over #13 John Tudor, 76.1%

#5 Keith Hernandez over #12 Steve Carlton, 59.1%

#2 Ken Boyer over #15 Ernie Broglio, 97.7%

#10 Willie McGee over #7 Silver King, 94.8%

#3 Dizzy Dean over #14 Ripper Collins, 98.7%

#6 Red Schoendienst over #11 Jack Stivetts, 99.3%


Polling for this round is open immediately and will conclude, I don’t know, let’s say 6 p.m. Tuesday? Around that point? It’s not on a timer or anything so I can close it later but this should be plenty of time to make picks, so make them early and don’t risk forgetting.