There’s a winning tradition within the St. Louis Cardinals organization that’s spanned decades. Established in 1882 as the St. Louis Brown Stockings, the club has remained in The Gateway City since its inception, albeit under several aliases. By 1883 the club was known as the Browns before changing to the Perfectos in 1899. A year later, the team became the Cardinals — a name that has stuck ever since. The Cardinals became a force to be reckoned with, as the club went on to win six World Series crowns in a 20-year span from 1926 to 1946.
The Cardinals have won 11 World Series titles, second most all time behind the New York Yankees.
The team last won the title in 2011, defeating the Texas Rangers in a seven-game thriller to capture the championship. David Freese, who hit a walk-off home run in Game 6 of that series to force a seventh and deciding game, went on to take playoff MVP honors for the Cards.
Stan “The Man” Musial, who spent his entire 22-year career with the Cardinals, holds the franchise record for most home runs with 475. Bob Gibson’s 251 pitching wins with the Cards also stands as an all-time best with the franchise.
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The St. Louis Cardinals are often considered to be legitimate World Series favorites in the National League each season.
However it is still imperative to keep track of the club’s progress from opening day. The calendar widget allows bettors to follow the Cards while also offering up-to-date odds.
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In an ultra-competitive NL Central Division, keeping an eye on where the Cardinals sit in the standings is important before placing your wagers.
The standings widget below lets bettors view St. Louis’ home and away records as well as view key stats such as wins, losses and runs for/against.
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There are few teams in professional sports that can remain competitive and challenge for championships every season. The St. Louis Cardinals are definitely in that group having captured 19 NL Pennants — four in a span of nine years.
The Cardinals have a history of drafting strong pitchers and that continues to be the case today. Adam Wainwright, who helped the club win two World Series titles, has won more than 140 games on the mound for St. Louis and is still considered one of the best in the National League.
Carlos Martinez is a pitcher with promise for the Cards as well. The hard-throwing righty won 16 games for the club in 2016 and is quickly becoming the ace in the Card’s rotation.
The club needs some improvement offensively. After producing a third-best 779 runs during the 2016 campaign, the Cardinals struggled out of the gate in the following season posting a team batting average of just over .250.
While many teams excel on home field, the Cardinals were the complete opposite in 2016, posting a 48-33 record away from Busch Stadium. In comparison, the Cards had a losing record of 38-43 at home during that season.
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