St Louis Cardinals
The *St. Louis Cardinals’ are a professional baseball team located in St. Louis, Missouri. They are members of the Central Division of the National League. *Stadium’ The 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.
They began their career playing at Sportsman’s Park from 1882-1892, then Robison Field from 1893-1920. They moved into a new Sportsman’s Park (also called Busch Stadium) and played there from 1920-1966. In 1967, they moved to a new Busch Stadium, and played there until 2005.
Nickname The Cardinals, also referred to as “the Cards” or “the Redbirds”, are named after the bird that is the state bird of Missouri.
History The Cardinals were founded in the American Association in 1882 as the St. Louis Brown Stockings. This was the name of an earlier National League team.
They joined the National League in 1892 and have been known as the Cardinals since 1900. They are the oldest current professional sports franchise west of the Mississippi.
*Record By Decade’1900-1909Patsy Tebeau had coached the Brown Stockings, and when th ey changed their name to the Cardinals he coached for half a year, and Louie Heilbroner for the rest of the season. Patsy Donovan then took over, and coached until 1903. In 1904, Kid Nichols took over for two seasons. From 1906 to 1908, John McCloskey coached, with no winning seasons. Roger Bresnahan coached in 1909.1910-1919Roger Bresnahan coached until 1912, and was replaced by Miller Huggins. Jack Hendricks became coach for a single season, 1918. Branch Rickey then took over in 1919.1920-1929Branch Rickey continued to coach the Cardinals until midway through 1925, when Rogers Hornsby took over the task. Hornsby coached for an addition year before giving way to Bob O’Farrell in 1927. 1928 saw Bill McKechnie given a chance. 1929 saw three coaches, Billy Southworth, Gabby Street, and finally Bill McKechnie. 1930-1939Gabby Street coached from 1930 to 1933. In 1931, the team won over a hundred games and the World Series. Frankie Frisch, who had taken over as coach halfway through 1933, won the World Series in 1934, and continued to coach until halfway through the 1938 season, when he was replaced by Mike Gonzales. In 1930, the coach was Ray Blades. 1940-19491940 was another year of three coaches, with Ray Blades, Mike Gonzalez, and Billy Southworth each getting a chance. In 1941, Billy Southworth took the reins and lasted until the end of the 1945 season. He had winning seasons during his tenure, and then was replaced by Eddie Dyer, who coached until the end of the decade, also with winning seasons.1950-1959Eddie Dyer’s final season, another one with his team over .500, was in 1950. Then, Marty Marion took over for a year. Eddie Stanky came in and coached until 1955. From 1958 to 1958, it was Fred Hutchinson. Solly Hemus coached in 1959. 1960-1969Solly Hemus had two winning seasons in this decade, before being replaced by Johnny Keane who coached for three years, winning the World Series in his final season, 1964. Red Schoendienst took over in 1965 and coached out the rest of the decade. His team won the World Series in 1967.1970-1979Red Schoendienst continued to coach until 1976. Vern Rapp took over in 1977, and coached for two years. In 1979, Ken Boyer took over.1980-19891980 was a year of four coaches: Ken Boyer, Jack Krol, Whitey Herzog, and Red Schoendienst. Whitey Herzog took over in 1981 and coached out the rest of the decade. They won the World Series in 1982. 1990-19991990 was a year of three coaches: Whitey Herzog, Red Schoendienst, and Joe Torre. Joe Torre assumed the reins for good in 1991 until 1995. Then Tony LaRussa took over, and coached out the rest of the decade. *2000-2008’ Tony LaRussa continued to coach throughout the 2000s. They won the World Series in 2006.
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