Tag Archives: Stan Musial

World Series Memories: The Cardinals Beat the Detroit Tigers in 1934


  With the World Series currently underway, I want to reflect on the 1934 World Series of seventy years ago. In that fall classic the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Detroit Tigers. That 1934 Cardinals team was one of the most … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Cooperstown Confidential: Heroes, Rogues, and the Inside Story of the Baseball Hall of Fame”


Cooperstown Confidential: Heroes, Rogues, and the Inside Story of the Baseball Hall of Fame. By Zev Chafets. New York: Bloomsbury, 2009. I have enjoyed the National Major League Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (HoF) for many years, having visited … Continue reading

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Why Do Teams Leave their Host Cities? Major League Baseball in St. Louis as a Case Study


Between 1902 and 1954 the American League and the National League franchises in St. Louis competed for control of the fans in the city. The National League’s Cardinals eventually won that competition, forcing the Browns to leave for Baltimore where … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “The Stars Are Back: The St. Louis Cardinals, the Boston Red Sox, and Player Unrest in 1946″


The Stars Are Back: The St. Louis Cardinals, the Boston Red Sox, and Player Unrest in 1946. By Jerome M. Mileur. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2013. In honor of the opening of the 2013 World Series between the St. … Continue reading

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The Greatest Cardinal of Them All: Remembering Stan Musial (1920-2013)


If you are connected to anything at all you have heard that we lost a legend over the weekend, Stan “The Man” Musial. Both a great baseball player and true gentleman, a gentle man; he strode across the sports scene … Continue reading

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How Did the Orioles Come to Baltimore? Cardinals versus Browns in St. Louis


The St. Louis Browns and the St. Louis Cardinals shared a city for more than half a century before the Browns finally left town after the 1953 MLB season for Baltimore to become the Orioles. That team went on to major success … Continue reading

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