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MLB Off-Season Wheeling and Dealing: The St. Louis Cardinals in 1980-1981


There has been quite a lot of good sport-writing about the off-season deals being made this winter by several major league teams. The Chicago Cubs have made spectacular trades and signings and are poised to become a major force in … Continue reading

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Roger’s 2013 Mid-Season Power Rankings


We are now at the mid-point of the 2013 major league baseball season—time flies—and I feel the need to offer my power rankings for the best teams as the season pauses for the All Star game. Some of my favorite … Continue reading

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Roger’s MLB Power Rankings at the Start of 2013 Spring Training


Major League Baseball is just now beginning Spring Training for the 2013 season. It’s been a long, cold, lonely winter. I’m looking forward to the spring and baseball returning. Accordingly, I thought I would take the time to prepare my … Continue reading

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Thirty Years Ago: The Cardinals Win the World Series


In 1982, the Cardinals roared to the division championship, the National League pennant, and victory in the World Series. It was the first world championship for St. Louis since the “El Birdos” of 1967 and the first appearance in the … Continue reading

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When the Phillies Collapsed and the Cardinals Won it All—1964


  A banner of the St. Louis Cardinals with their World Series victories. The collapse of the Atlanta Braves, after having a 10.5 game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League wild card race on August 25, … Continue reading

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What are the Best World Series You Remember?


I have five World Series that I have loved for many years. Without question, number one for me was 1969 when the New York Mets captured the championship by beating the highly favored Baltimore Orioles in five games. The Miracle … Continue reading

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