58 Facts About St Louis Cardinals

1. The St Louis Cardinals played their last game at Busch Stadium in a playoff loss to the Houston Astros on October 19, 2005.

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2. The St Louis Cardinals played their first game on May 12, 1966 at Busch Stadium.

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3. St Louis Cardinals were fortunate to have "Stan The Man" as well as many other notable players on their winning baseball team over these many years.

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4. St Louis Cardinals fans are some of the most passionate fans in baseball as the Cardinals attract over three million fans annually to Busch Stadium each season.

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5. St Louis Cardinals played their first game at Busch Stadium against the Milwaukee Brewers on April 10, 2006.

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6. The St Louis Cardinals will have Adam Wainwright on the mound, who needs to right his own personal ship.

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7. St Louis Cardinals made just one postseason appearance between 2007 and 2010, a Division Series loss in 2009.

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8. The St Louis Cardinals teams of the 1940s finished first or second in the NL standings in every year of the decade save one.

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9. St Louis Cardinals have defeated Clayton Kershaw 4 consecutive times in the playoffs.

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10. St Louis Cardinals had an NL worst 105 homers during the 2014 season.

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11. St Louis Cardinals hosted two postseason games at Busch Stadium in 2015.

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12. St Louis Cardinals hosted nine postseason games at Busch Stadium in 2013.

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13. The St Louis Cardinals have a strong rivalry with the Chicago Cubs that began in 1885.

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14. The St Louis Cardinals began play in the current Busch Stadium in 2006, becoming the first team since 1923 to win the World Series in their first season in a new ballpark.

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15. St Louis Cardinals were started by the American Association in 1882 as the St Louis Brown Stockings, who got their name from an earlier National League team.

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16. The St Louis Cardinals have won a National League record 11 World Series championships, second in Major League Baseball for most championships behind the New York Yankees, who have 27.

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17. The St Louis Cardinals will be looking for a backup catcher headed into 2019.

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18. St Louis Cardinals have missed on so many players that are in a similar part of their careers as Donaldson, and many of them did not turn out the way the Cardinals have wanted it to.

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19. For the St Louis Cardinals, taking the risk that Donaldson will not only be healthy, but will produce at an elite level is simply too much at this critical juncture.

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20. St Louis Cardinals will be players for big-time free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado.

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21. The St Louis Cardinals will be players for big-time free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado.

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22. St Louis Cardinals certainly need a left-handed bat to install in an important lineup spot.

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23. St Louis Cardinals had several opportunities to ensure their second win in their last three games.

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24. The St Louis Cardinals had only 46 total yards in the middle two quarters.

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25. The St Louis Cardinals announced a series of roster moves in advance of tonight's deadline to set 40-man rosters before next month's Rule 5 Draft.

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26. The St Louis Cardinals have been connected to Bryce Harper this offseason, and have been speculated upon as a potential landing spot for Manny Machado as well.

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27. The St Louis Cardinals had a thrilling season on the whole Giancarlo Stanton last season before the slugger used his no-trade clause to veto the move to St Louis.

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28. The Houston Astros and St Louis Cardinals have reportedly engaged the Arizona Diamondbacks in "meaningful discussions" about the star first baseman, sources told Ken Rosenthal of The.

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29. The St Louis Cardinals tweeted out the iconic Ozzie Smith photo from the 1985 World Series doing his poplar backflip flip.

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30. St Louis Cardinals said that they were going to make a big announcement Monday.

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31. The St Louis Cardinals will being wearing the new jersey this coming 2019 season.

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32. The St Louis Cardinals will wear their new blue uniforms on Saturday road games.

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33. St Louis Cardinals began the day with two open spots on their 40-man roster, and in adding four players, have designated pitchers Conner Greene and Derian Gonzalez for assignment.

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34. St Louis Cardinals have added four players to their 40-man roster ahead of Tuesday's deadline to protect players from the upcoming Rule 5 Draft.

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35. St Louis Cardinals have scheduled a press event where they are promising to make an exciting announcement.

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36. The St Louis Cardinals will be the test dummy for this ridiculous experiment, starting on opening day of 2019.

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37. St Louis Cardinals bring back the blues, but with a modern, 'St Louis' twist.

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38. The St Louis Cardinals selected the contracts of left-hander Genesis Cabrera, right-hander Ryan.

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39. The St Louis Cardinals acquired Urias a free agent out of Mexico's professional league, where he was one of the leading hitters in the league and had a 1.011 OPS in 106 games in 2017.

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40. St Louis Cardinals removed pitcher Connor Greene, who was acquired from Toronto a year ago, and pitcher Derian Gonzalez, a longtime prospect the team thought could reach the majors in 2018 with improved command.

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41. St Louis Cardinals added pitchers Ryan Helsley and Genesis Cabrera, as expected, to the 40-man roster by Tuesday's deadline.

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42. St Louis Cardinals Kids, a program aimed at the team's younger fans, airs weekly in-season on Fox Sports Midwest.

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43. St Louis Cardinals have retired 12 total jersey numbers––second in MLB only to the New York Yankees' 21––in honoring 14 total former players and club personnel on the left field wall at Busch Stadium.

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44. In 2014, the St Louis Cardinals announced the reopening of the franchise Hall of Fame after a 6-year hiatus.

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45. The St Louis Cardinals have an edge when it comes to World Series successes, having won 11 championships to the Cubs' 3.

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46. The St Louis Cardinals would win Game 4 and subsequently Game 5 in Philadelphia to advance to the NLCS, symbolizing the squirrel's "role" in the victory.

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47. On November 16, 2012, the St Louis Cardinals unveiled a new alternate uniform to be worn at home games on Saturdays beginning with the 2013 season.

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48. In 1992, the St Louis Cardinals returned to wearing traditional button-down shirts and pants with belts.

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49. In 1962, the St Louis Cardinals became the first National League team to display players' names on the back of their jerseys.

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50. St Louis Cardinals have had few logos throughout their history, although those logos have evolved over time.

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51. St Louis Cardinals have exceeded the attendance total of 3 million every season since 2004.

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52. The St Louis Cardinals built Busch Memorial Stadium, or Busch II, in downtown St Louis, opened it during the 1966 season and played there until 2005.

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53. Midway through the 1920 season the St Louis Cardinals abandoned Robison Field and returned to the original Sportsman's Park and became tenants of their American League rivals, the St Louis Browns.

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54. The St Louis Cardinals finished their inaugural season in the new Busch Stadium by winning the 2006 World Series, the first team since the 1923 New York Yankees to do so.

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55. In 2009, the St Louis Cardinals reached 10,000 wins, dating to when they first played in the American Association.

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56. The St Louis Cardinals are renowned for their strong fan support: despite being in one of the sport's mid-level markets, they routinely see attendances among the league's highest, and are consistently among the Top 3 in MLB in local television ratings.

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57. The St Louis Cardinals have won 105 or more games in four different seasons and won 100 or more a total of nine times.

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58. St Louis Cardinals are an American professional baseball team based in St Louis, Missouri.

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