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  • Under the Arch that signifies the Gateway to the American West, the St. Louis Cardinals have provided a Gateway to baseball excellence. From Rickey to La Russa, Hornsby to Musial, McGwire to Pujols, the Cardinals have forged a legacy of winning unmatched in the National League... seventeen pennants (most in the senior circuit), ten World Championships, nine Division Titles and thirty-seven Hall of Famers.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals, a professional baseball franchise based in St. Louis, Missouri, compete in the National League of Major League Baseball. The new Busch Stadium has served as their home park since 2006. The Cardinals' roots commence from an earlier local team of the NL from whom they took their original name, Brown Stockings. St. Louis established themselves in 1882 as a charter member of the American Association, shortened their name to Browns the next season, then joined the NL in 1892. They were also known as the Perfectos before adopting Cardinals as their official name in 1900. As one of the most decorated and successful franchises in MLB history, the Cardinals have won eleven World Series championships, 19 National League pennants, and 12 division titles. Their 11 World Series championships are second only to the New York Yankees' 27. St. Louis also dominated the AA with four league championships, one pre-World Series championship, and tied another against the NL. Other notable achievements include Branch Rickey's pioneering of the farm system, Rogers Hornsby's two Triple Crowns, Joe Medwick's one Triple Crown, Dizzy Dean's 30-win season, Stan Musial's 17 Major League and 29 NL records, Bob Gibson's 1.12 ERA season, Whitey Herzog's Whiteyball, Mark McGwire breaking the single-season home run record, and the 2011 championship team's unprecedented comebacks. The Cardinals have won 105 or more games in four different seasons and won 100 or more a total of eight times. Cardinals players have won 20 league MVPs, four batting Triple Crowns, and three Cy Young Awards. Baseball Hall of Fame inductees include Lou Brock, Dizzy Dean, Gibson, Herzog, Hornsby, Joe Medwick, Musial, Rickey, Red Schoendienst, Ozzie Smith, and Bruce Sutter. Their historic rivalry with the Chicago Cubs is one of the most storied in professional sports. Wikipedia

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