Bob.

I always viewed Bob Gibson as the first modern baseball player. Like all St. Louis Cardinals fans, I grew up revering Stan Musial, even though I had never seen him play. Not only had I never seen him play, but I couldn't even comprehend the idea that he really did play. He seemed like an…

Lou Brock and joy

Lou Brock played his final game for the St. Louis Cardinals over forty years ago. Most of the people who will read this post do not remember seeing Lou Brock play live. On Sunday, Lou Brock died at the age of 81, following several years of failing health, but his legacy in the hearts and…

The Cardinals’ All-Alphabet Team

There are twenty-six letters of the alphabet. There are twenty-six players on a Major League Baseball active roster. So I had an idea. How good of a baseball team could I compile in which every player’s last name begins with a different letter? It’s pretty simple—I get one guy whose last name begins with A.…

The Greatest Cardinal championship belt

Asking who the greatest St. Louis Cardinal is at a given moment can be a bit of a tricky question because, honestly, it's hard to weigh the factors to call somebody the greatest. But I want to try it anyway. One easy solution would be to look at the team's leader in Wins Above Replacement…