The St. Louis Cardinals, based out of St. Louis, Missouri, compete in Major League Baseball's National League Central Division. The team was established in 1892 as a charter member of the National League before becoming the St. Louis Perfectos and eventually the Cardinals at the turn of the century in 1900. The St. Louis ball club has called a number of different parks home during the franchise’s existence. The Cardinals originally played at Robison Field in the late 1890's and early 1900's before moving on to Sportsman’s Park in 1920. In 1966, the Cardinals moved in to downtown Busch Stadium I where they played for over 40 years before having a brand new Busch Stadium built for them in 2006.
One of the most decorated and successful franchises in MLB history, the Cardinals have won 11 World Series Championships, 19 National League pennants and 12 division titles. The only team who has won more World Series championships in Major League history than St. Louis is the New York Yankees. Some prominent achievements of past Cardinals include Branch Rickey’s pioneering of the farm system, Rogers Hornsby's two Triple Crowns, Dizzy Dean's 30 win- season, Stan Musial's 29 NL records, Bob Gibson's 1.12 ERA season and Mark McGwire breaking the single-season home run record. To this day, the Cardinals remain one of the most dominant teams in Major League Baseball as they have made four World Series appearances in the past 10 seasons. With superstars like Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright, the Cardinals look poised to take home even more World Series victories in the coming years.
With over a century of baseball dominance, it’s unquestionable that the Cardinals franchise is one of the finest in the history of the game. Be sure to take a look at our St. Louis Cardinals memorabilia selection that is home to a number of rare must have items for your baseball collection. Pay tribute to Cardinals legends with Stan Musial signed bats and Ozzie Smith autographed photos or commemorate your favorite current players with Yadier Molina signed jerseys and Matt Holliday autographed baseballs.
- World Series Wins: 1926, 1931, 1934, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1964, 1967, 1982, 2006, 2011
- Pennant Wins: 1926, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1964, 1967, 1968, 1982, 1985, 1987, 2004, 2006, 2011, 2013
- Retired Numbers: Ozzie Smith (1), Red Schoendienst (2), Stan Musial (6), Enos Slaughter (9), Tony LaRussa (10), Ken Boyer (14), Dizzy Dean (17), Lou Brock (20), Whitney Herzog (24), Bruce Sutter (42), Bob Gibson (45)
- Current Stars: Yadier Molina, Adam Wainwright, Matt Carpenter, Stephen Piscotty
Most popular St. Louis Cardinals players: Michael Wacha