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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

St. Louis Cardinals

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The St. Louis Cardinals (also referred to as the Cards and as the Redbirds) are a professional baseball team based in St. Louis, Missouri. They are members of the Central Division in the National League of Major League Baseball. The Cardinals have won a National League record 10 World Series championships, second only to the New York Yankees (who have 26) in Major League Baseball. The Cardinals are the oldest professional sports franchise west of the Mississippi.

The Cardinals were founded in the American Association in 1882 as the St. Louis Brown Stockings, taking the name from an earlier National League team. They joined the National League in 1892 and have been known as the Cardinals since 1900. The Cardinals began play in the current Busch Stadium in 2006, becoming the first team since 1923 (NYY) to win the World Series in their first season in a new ballpark. The Cardinals have a strong rivalry with the Chicago Cubs that began with the 1885 World Series.

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Retired Numbers1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85
Colors


  • Cardinal Red, Navy Blue, White


              
Name


  • St. Louis Cardinals (1900–present)




  • St. Louis Perfectos (1899)

  • St. Louis Brown Stockings/Browns (1882-1898)


Other nicknames


  • The Cards, The Redbirds, The Birds


Ballpark


  • Busch Stadium (III) (2006–present)

  • Busch Stadium (II) (1966-2005)

    • aka Busch Memorial Stadium (1966-1982)



  • Sportsman's Park (III) (1920-1966)

    • aka Busch Stadium (I) (1953-1966)



  • Robison Field (1893-1920)

    • aka Cardinal Field (1917-1920)

    • aka League Park (1899-1911)

    • aka Sportsman's Park (II) (1893-1899)



  • Sportsman's Park (1882-1892)


Major league titles
World Series titles (10)2006 • 1982 • 1967 • 1964
1946 • 1944 • 1942 • 1934
1931 • 1926
NL Pennants (17)2006 • 2004 • 1987 • 1985
1982 • 1968 • 1967 • 1964
1946• 1944 • 1943 • 1942
1934 • 1931 • 1930 • 1928
1926
AA Pennants (4)1888 • 1887 • 1886 • 1885
Central Division titles (7)2006 • 2005 • 2004 • 2002
2001 • 2000 • 1996
East Division titles (3)1987 • 1985 • 1982
Wild card berths (1)2001