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Monday, August 16, 2010

St. Louis Cardinals Franchise History - A Fan's Essentials



1. St. Louis Cardinals – The Team Name
This National League franchise was established in 1892. The team has been known by a number of names as follows:
St. Louis Browns/Brown Stockings 1892-1898
St. Louis Perfectos 1899
St. Louis Cardinals 1900-Present
Note: The history of the Cardinals team nickname prior to 1900 could be the subject of some debate, largely because nicknames were somewhat unofficial in baseball’s early years.


2. St. Louis Cardinals – The Championship Record
Eleven World Series Championships:
1926 defeated NY Yankees 4 games to 3
1931 defeated Philadelphia Athletics 4 games to 3
1934 defeated Detroit Tigers 4 games to 3
1942 defeated NY Yankees 4 games to 1
1944 defeated St. Louis Browns 4 games to 2
1946 defeated Boston Red Sox 4 games to 3
1964 defeated NY Yankees 4 games to 3
1967 defeated Boston Red Sox 4 games to 3
1982 defeated Milwaukee Brewers 4 games to 3
2006 defeated Detroit Tigers 4 games to 1
2011 defeated Texas Rangers 4 games to 3

The Cardinals' 11 World Series Championships are a National League record; the American League record is held by the NY Yankees with 27.

3. St. Louis Cardinals – Home Stadium History
1. Sportsman’s Park, St. Louis
1892
2. Sportsman’s Park / Vandeventer Ave. Ballpark / Robison Field, St. Louis
1893-1920
3. Sportsman’s Park / Busch Stadium
1920-66
4. Busch Stadium II
1966-2005
5. Cardinals Field / Busch Stadium III
2006-Present

4. For more information on the Cardinals, you should bookmark these two great websites:

For a huge amount of great historic information:
www.baseball-almanac.com/teams/cards.shtml

For great information about the team's ballparks:
www.ballparks.com

5. Celebrate the Cardinals' uniform history by owning a piece of history:
If you love the St. Louis Cardinals and the history of the Cardinals franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 16 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 16 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)



If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our St. Louis Cardinals YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pWb9ZywARQ or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/St.-Louis-Cardinals-c158/ where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at www.heritagesportsart.com (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/ssillcox

And please search my blog archive http://heritagejerseys.blogspot.com/ for other blogs on the history of the Cardinals.

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This text was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated January 20, 2011. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at ssillcox@rogers.com !

Many thanks!!!
Scott

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