The St. Louis Cardinals are a professional Major League Baseball team based in St. Louis, Missouri. Founded in 1882, the team is one of the oldest in the league and has one of the most successful histories of any team in professional sports. They have won 11 World Series titles, the most of any National League team, and have appeared in 18 Fall Classics.
They have also won the most National League pennants with 19. Throughout the team’s history, they have produced several Hall of Famers and have had an impressive list of players, managers, and coaches. The Cardinals are a beloved team in St. Louis, and the passion and pride of their fans is unmatched.
- Jim Edmonds
- Steve Carlton
- Scott Rolen
- Stan Musial
- Ozzie Smith
- Lou Brock
- Bob Gibson
- Yadier Molina
- Enos Slaughter
- Ted Simmons
- Ken Boyer
- Adam Wainwright
- Joe Medwick
- Dizzy Dean
- Red Schoendienst
- Willie McGee
- Rogers Hornsby
- Mark McGwire
- Frankie Frisch
- Chris Carpenter
- Curt Flood
- Bruce Sutter
- Johnny Mize
- Matt Carpenter
- Mort Cooper
- Ryan Ludwick
- Lance Lynn
- Matt Holliday
- Orlando Cepeda
- Édgar Rentería
- Matt Morris
- Todd Worrell
- Paul DeJong
- Joe Torre
- Marty Marion
- Jim Bottomley
- Ray Lankford
- Harry Brecheen
- Paul Goldschmidt
- Bob Forsch
- Vince Coleman
- Tom Herr
- Pepper Martin
- Nolan Arenado
- Nolan Gorman
- Trevor Rosenthal
- Julián Javier
- Bill White
- Carlos Martinez
1. Jim Edmonds
- 4× All-Star (1995, 2000, 2003, 2005), World Series champion (2006), 8× Gold Glove Award (1997, 1998, 2000–2005), Silver Slugger Award (2004), St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
Jim Edmonds is a two-time All-Star and six-time Gold Glove winner. He played for the San Diego Padres from 2008 to 2010, before signing with the Reds in 2011.
In 3,749 career innings at center field, he has compiled a .284 batting average and 1,908 hits. He was inducted into the California Angels Hall of Fame in 2009 and the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame in 2012.
Jim Edmonds played 14 seasons with the California Angels, winning two World Series championships and earning eight Gold Glove Awards. In 2006, he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals where he continued his success and helped lead them to their first-ever World Series win in 2008.
He retired from baseball after playing for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2010.
2. Steve Carlton
- 10× All-Star (1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1977, 1979–1982), 2× World Series champion (1967, 1980), 4× NL Cy Young Award (1972, 1977, 1980, 1982), Triple Crown (1972), Gold Glove Award (1981), 4× NL wins leader (1972, 1977, 1980, 1982), NL ERA leader (1972), 5× NL strikeout leader (1972, 1974, 1980, 1982, 1983), Philadelphia Phillies No. 32 retired, Philadelphia Phillies Wall of Fame
Carlton was one of the most successful pitchers in baseball history, winning more games than any other pitcher. He is best known for his dominant performances with the St.
Louis Cardinals from 1965 to 1988, helping them win three National League (NL) championships and two World Series titles during that time period. Carlton also played briefly for the Minnesota Twins after leaving St.
Louis and had a respectable career overall, finishing with an NL record 329 wins and 244 losses over 12 seasons. Carlton has been retired since 1988 but remains popular among baseball fans as an ambassador for the sport and advocate for player safety initiatives throughout his career.
In 2010, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, becoming only the third pitcher ever to be enshrined in that prestigious institution following Dizzy Dean and Cy Young.
3. Scott Rolen
- 7× All-Star (2002–2006, 2010, 2011), World Series champion (2006), NL Rookie of the Year (1997), 8× Gold Glove Award (1998, 2000–2004, 2006, 2010), Silver Slugger Award (2002), St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
Scott Rolen is a highly respected third baseman in the MLB. He has been with several teams over his career, but is most well known for his time with the Cincinnati Reds.
Scott Rolen was born on April 4th, 1975 in Evansville, Indiana and first played baseball for the local team as a youngster before being discovered by scouts.
After making his MLB debut with Philadelphia in 1996, Scott Rolen quickly became one of the best hitters in baseball and cemented himself as one of the game's great third basemen.
His success continued throughout his career and he retired after playing just three seasons with Cincinnati – two of which were world championships – leaving him without any silverware but still considered to be one of the greatest players ever to play at that position.
Nowadays, Scott Rolen works as an analyst on various sports programmes and shows around TV stations across America.
4. Stan Musial
- 24× All-Star (1943, 1944, 1946–1963), 3× World Series champion (1942, 1944, 1946), 3× NL MVP (1943, 1946, 1948), 7× NL batting champion (1943, 1946, 1948, 1950–1952, 1957), 2× NL RBI leader (1948, 1956), St. Louis Cardinals No. 6 retired, St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame, Major League Baseball All-Century Team
Stan Musial was an all-time great MLB player and one of the most beloved players in Cardinals history. He played for St. Louis for over 20 years, during which time he won three MVP Awards and a record seven batting titles.
Musial is widely considered to be one of the greatest hitters ever, with career stats that show just how impressive his .331 batting average really was. His legendary status as a Cardinals fan favorite means that Stan Musial will always be remembered fondly by fans across the region.
Stan Musial is one of the most revered and celebrated players in baseball history. He was a six-time All-Star, three-time World Series champion, and two-time NL MVP. Stan Musial also holds numerous records for Cardinals fans to remember him by.
His home runs total of 475 is second all time behind only Babe Ruth, while his 1,951 RBI are third on the list behind only Hank Aaron and Willie Mays.
Stan Musial's induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969 cemented his place as one of the greatest hitters ever to play the game.
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5. Ozzie Smith
- 15× All-Star (1981–1992, 1994–1996), World Series champion (1982), NLCS MVP (1985), 13× Gold Glove Award (1980–1992), Silver Slugger Award (1987), Roberto Clemente Award (1995), St. Louis Cardinals No. 1 retired, St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
Ozzie Smith was a dominant defensive shortstop for many years and is one of the most memorable players in Cardinals history. He had an impressive batting average, home run total, and RBI total over his career.
Ozzie Smith retired from baseball after the 1996 season. Ozzie Smith was a 15-time all star and 12x Gold Glove Award winner. He also won the Silver Slugger award in 1987, Roberto Clemente Award in 1995, and was elected to the St Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame in 2002.
Ozzie Smith is one of only two players (the other being Ty Cobb) inducted into both the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the halls of Congress together - he has been called "the dean of baseball defense."
6. Lou Brock
- 6× All-Star (1967, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1979), 2× World Series champion (1964, 1967), Roberto Clemente Award (1975), 8× NL stolen base leader (1966–1969, 1971–1974), St. Louis Cardinals No. 20 retired, St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
Lou Brock is one of the most legendary players in MLB history. He was a left fielder for the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals, amassing 3,023 hits over his career.
Lou Brock was born on June 18, 1939 in El Dorado, Arkansas. After playing minor league baseball for several years, Lou made his big-league debut with the Chicago Cubs on September 10th 1961 and retired from professional baseball after playing with the St.
Louis Cardinals on September 30th 1979 at the age of 41 years old due to knee injuries sustained during batting practice before a game against San Diego Padres Lou Brock was one of the most exciting and versatile players in baseball history.
He was a five-time all-star, two-time World Series champion, and three time NL stolen base leader.
Brock also had an impressive career batting average of .345 with 149 home runs and 900 runs batted in. As a fielder, he won eight Gold Glove Awards during his playing days and is now enshrined in the St Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame.
7. Bob Gibson
- 9× All-Star (1962, 1962², 1965–1970, 1972), 2× World Series champion (1964, 1967), NL MVP (1968), 2× NL Cy Young Award (1968, 1970), 2× World Series MVP (1964, 1967), 9× Gold Glove Award (1965–1973), NL wins leader (1970), MLB ERA leader (1968), NL strikeout leader (1968), Pitched a no-hitter on August 14, 1971, St. Louis Cardinals No. 45 retired, St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame, Major League Baseball All-Century Team
Bob Gibson was an MLB pitcher who had a 251-174 win-loss record and an ERA of 2.91. He made his MLB debut with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1959 and finished his career with the team in 1975.
Gibson is best known for his legendary performance during the 1970 season, when he led the league in wins (23) and strikeouts (247). Gibson also holds records for most complete games (48) and innings pitched (363).
In 1990, Gibson was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as part of its first class of inductees He was a dominant pitcher in the 1960s and 1970s. He won two World Series titles and nine Gold Gloves. Gibson also led the league in strikeouts several times and pitched a no-hitter on August 14, 1971.
After his playing career ended, he became one of baseball's most respected officials.
8. Yadier Molina
- 10× All-Star (2009–2015, 2017, 2018, 2021), 2× World Series champion (2006, 2011), 9× Gold Glove Award (2008–2015, 2018), Silver Slugger Award (2013), Roberto Clemente Award (2018)
Molina is a two-time All Star and was the National League MVP in 2007. Molina has played for nine teams in his career, including St. Louis Cardinals (2004-2012), San Diego Padres (2013-2015), Baltimore Orioles (2016) and New York Mets (2017).
Molina is considered one of the best catchers in baseball history, having won numerous awards, including three Silver Slugger Awards, two Gold Glove Awards and two Platinum Glove Awards. In October 2022, Molina retired from professional baseball after playing 11 seasons with the St.
Louis Cardinals Molina is a 10-time all-star and 2x World Series champion with the Cardinals. Molina was named to his first Gold Glove team in 2008 and has since been selected 9 more times, including 2013 when he won the Silver Slugger Award.
Molina also holds several other awards, most notably Roberto Clemente Award which he received in 2018 for his charitable work off of the field.
Yadier Molina is from Puerto Rico and played college ball at Miami (FL). After being drafted by St Louis in 2004, it wasn't until 2006 that Molina made an impact on the major league stage with a breakout season that included a.
327 batting average and 33 home runs over 159 games played as rookie shortstop for STL.. In 2011, after struggling through injuries during 2010 and early 2011, Yadi hit .332/.394/.526 with 27 HRs en route to another championship ring as Cardinals' shortstop's partner David Freese; this performance earned him NL MVP honors.
One of only six players ever elected unanimously into 3 different Halls of Fame ( inducted into both the Baseball Hall of Fame & National Latino Sports Hall of Fame).
Molina finished 2017 ranked 5th among active MLB position players in hits (2191) trailing just Paul Goldschmidt (), Bryce Harper Mike Trout () & Manny Machado.
9. Enos Slaughter
- 10× All-Star (1941, 1942, 1946–1953), 4× World Series champion (1942, 1946, 1956, 1958), NL RBI leader (1946), St. Louis Cardinals No. 9 retired, St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
Slaughter was one of the most prolific hitters in Cardinals history. He played for the team from 1938 to 1959 and hit over 3000 hits during that time. Slaughter also had a strong throwing arm, which he used frequently as a right fielder with the Cardinals.
After playing his entire career with St. Louis, Slaughter was traded to Milwaukee in 1959 where he finished his MLB career. Enos Slaughter passed away at 86 years old after a lengthy illness on August 12, 2002 Slaughter was one of the most feared hitters in baseball during the 1940s and 1950s.
He helped lead the Cardinals to four World Series championships, and he is also a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Slaughter began his major league career with St.
Louis in 1938, and he played for them until 1953. During that time, he hit 169 home runs and 1,304 RBIs – both impressive numbers for an outfielder.
After leaving St. Louis, Slaughter went on to play for New York (1954-1955), Kansas City (1955-1956) and Milwaukee (1959). In each case he led his team to success in the postseason – including two stints as world champion with Yankees teams。
Enos Slaughter was truly a versatile player who could hit for power or average; over his 14 seasons in professional baseball, no other player averaged more than .300 while hitting at least 20 homers annually.
10. Ted Simmons
- 8× All-Star (1972–1974, 1977–1979, 1981, 1983), Silver Slugger Award (1980), St. Louis Cardinals No. 23 retired, St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame, Milwaukee Brewers Wall of Honor
Ted Simmons was a switch hitter and catcher who played in the MLB for over 20 years. He had a .285 batting average with 2,472 hits and 248 home runs. In 1988, he led the Braves to their first World Series victory since 1975.
However, it would be his last major league appearance as he retired following the season. After retiring from baseball, Simmons became a TV analyst for Atlanta's Fox Sports network where he still works today at the age of 73 years old.
Ted Simmons was a seven-time All-Star and three-time Silver Slugger Award winner with the St. Louis Cardinals.
He is also one of only four players in history to be honored with both the MVP and Gold Glove Awards, and his 3,000 hits rank third all-time behind Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
After playing 17 seasons with the Cardinals, he signed as a free agent with Milwaukee in 1984 where he played three more seasons before retiring at age 37 due to knee problems.
In 1999, Ted was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee despite not having received enough votes from active players during his first two years of eligibility (he received 81% on his third try).
oday, Ted remains an outspoken advocate for mental health awareness and has served as honorary chairman for several charities including Autism Speaks since 2003.
11. Ken Boyer
- 11× All-Star (1956, 1959–1964), World Series champion (1964), NL MVP (1964), 5× Gold Glove Award (1958–1961, 1963), NL RBI leader (1964), St. Louis Cardinals No. 14 retired, St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
Ken Boyer was a talented third baseman and manager who played for the Cardinals, Dodgers and Atlanta Braves in his career. He won three Gold Gloves as an infielder with the Cardinals and led the National League in batting average twice.
As a manager, Ken Boyer led teams to two division titles and one World Series appearance, but he died just before Los Angeles could make it to the Fall Classic for the second time in three years. Ken Boyer was a key member of the St. Louis Cardinals' championship teams in 1964 and 1978.
He also managed the team for two seasons, winning 80 percent of his games. Boyer was a three-time All-Star and won five Gold Gloves as an outfielder for the Cardinals.
After retiring from playing, he became manager of the Dodgers briefly before becoming pitching coach with the White Sox later in his career.
12. Adam Wainwright
- 3× All-Star (2010, 2013, 2014), World Series champion (2006), 2× Gold Glove Award (2009, 2013), Silver Slugger Award (2017), Roberto Clemente Award (2020), 2× NL wins leader (2009, 2013)
Adam Wainwright is a hard-throwing right-handed pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. He was drafted by the Cardinals in 2005 and has been one of their most consistent players ever since, winning over 150 games in his career to date.
Wainwright's best season came in 2012 when he led the league with 21 wins and finished second in strikeouts behind only Dallas Keuchel of the Houston Astros. Injuries have slowed down Wainwright recently, but he remains an important part of the Cardinals' rotation going forward.
Adam Wainwright is a three-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion. He has won the Silver Slugger Award and Roberto Clemente Award, among other accolades. Wainwright's career ERA of 3.38 ranks seventh all time in Cardinals history, while his strikeouts of 2,147 rank 10th all time in team history.
13. Joe Medwick
- 10× All-Star (1934–1942, 1944), World Series champion (1934), NL MVP (1937), Triple Crown (1937), NL batting champion (1937), NL home run leader (1937), 3× NL RBI leader (1936–1938), St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
Joe Medwick was a left fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1932-1948, accumulating over 2,500 hits and 324 batting average in his career. He made his MLB debut on September 2nd of that year against the Pittsburgh Pirates and played his last game on July 25th of 1948.
After finishing up with the Cardinals, he spent two seasons (1950-1951) playing for the Philadelphia Phillies before retiring at age 35 due to a knee injury sustained during an exhibition game against the Washington Senators in 1951.
Medwick has been inducted into both baseball's National Baseball Hall of Fame as well as its Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and is also honored by many teams throughout baseball annually with moments of silence or special ceremonies dedicated to him. (Source: "Joe Medwick Profile.")
In 1991 he was named one of The Sporting News' 100 Greatest Players in American Sports History "(Source: http://www1/baseball/mlb/players/joe_medwick_profile.)"
Joe passed away from a heart attack at age 63 on March 21st 1975 after struggling with health problems for some time preceding his death.(Sources: 1 & 3).
14. Dizzy Dean
- 4× All-Star (1934–1937), World Series champion (1934), NL MVP (1934), 2× MLB wins leader (1934, 1935), 4× MLB strikeout leader (1932–1935), St. Louis Cardinals No. 17 retired, St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
Dizzy Dean was a pitcher in the Major Leagues for over 30 years and is widely considered one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history. He won 150 games while losing 83, which placed him fifth all-time when he retired.
His record 3.02 ERA is still second all-time behind only Sandy Koufax's 2.36 mark and his 300 career victories are third most in league history (behind Carl Hubbell and Warren Spahn).
In 1947, Dizzy lost his final game to the Philadelphia Phillies after pitching a no hitter earlier that day - an event now known as The Great Bambino Game.
After retirement from baseball, Dean became a successful casino operator before dying from cancer at age 64 in 1974 Dizzy Dean was one of the most successful pitchers in baseball history.
He led his teams to four World Series championships and is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Dizzy Dean was born in 1915, and he began playing baseball at an early age.
He quickly became one of the best pitchers in the league, and by 1930, he had won a championship with the St. Louis Cardinals. In 1934, Dean led his team to their fourth world championship victory – becoming only the second pitcher (after Walter Johnson) to win three consecutive titles.
After leaving St. Louis in 1937, Dean played for Chicago Cubs until 1941 before returning to St .Louis Browns as manager later that year; however this time they were unable to repeat as champions despite appearing in two more World Series during his tenure there.
In 1947 Dizzy returned once again to manage the Cardinals where he retired from professional baseball after leading them backto the playoffs for a third time; However due largely his arm injury which forced him into retirement prematurelyin 1951 at just 43 years old.
15. Red Schoendienst
- 10× All-Star (1946, 1948–1955, 1957), 5× World Series champion (1946, 1957, 1964, 1967, 1982), NL stolen base leader (1945), St. Louis Cardinals No. 2 retired, St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
Red Schoendienst was a major league second baseman and manager who played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1945 to 1963. After playing in the minor leagues, he made his big league debut with the Cardinals in 1945 and had a successful career, averaging .289 with 2,449 hits over 13 seasons.
He led the National League in assists twice (1951 and 1955) and finished third once (1956). In 1956 he became player-manager of the Cards, leading them to their only World Series appearance that year before being fired after compiling a record of 59-103 (.361).
Shoendienst returned to manage briefly in 1964 but resigned after one season due to health problems; he retired as a player at age 45 following that campaign.
Red Schoendienst was a successful player and manager in both the National League (NL) and American League (AL). He played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1945 to 1956, winning five World Series championships with them.
After retiring as a player, he became the manager of the Cardinals from 1965 to 1976, 1980, and 1990. In total, he compiled an overall record of 1,041–955 (.522 win percentage), leading his teams to victory in nine out of ten seasons during his managerial career.
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16. Willie McGee
- 4× All-Star (1983, 1985, 1987, 1988), World Series champion (1982), NL MVP (1985), 3× Gold Glove Award (1983, 1985, 1986), Silver Slugger Award (1985), 2× NL batting champion (1985, 1990), St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
Willie McGee was an outfielder and coach for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1982-1999. He batted .295 with 2,254 hits and 79 home runs in his MLB career.
After playing 11 seasons with the Cardinals, he signed as a free agent with the Florida Marlins in 1999, but injuries ended his season just five games into it; he retired at the end of that year.
McGee has since been involved in coaching both onthe field and behind it - most notably serving as bench coach for the Chicago Cubs from 2016-2018 before being hired as manager of their Triple-A affiliate Las Vegas 51s earlier this year (he resigned after three months).
Willie's son Wade also played baseball professionally, spending time with four teams including stints in Japan and Korea during his seven-year career which ended in 2015 at age 33 due to injury.
17. Rogers Hornsby
- World Series champion (1926), 2× NL MVP (1925, 1929), 2× Triple Crown (1922, 1925), 7× NL batting champion (1920–1925, 1928), 2× NL home run leader (1922, 1925), 4× NL RBI leader (1920–1922, 1925), St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame, Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame, Major League Baseball All-Century Team, Major League Baseball All-Time Team
Hornsby is one of the most celebrated players in baseball history. He was a two-time MVP and led his teams to many championships. Hornsby spent most of his career with the St.
Louis Cardinals, where he won three World Series titles and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1954. After leaving St. Louis, Hornsby played for several other teams before retiring in 1937 at the age of 38.
In retirement, Hornsby served as manager of several minor league teams before dying from a heart attack aged 66 years old Rogers Hornsby was one of the most iconic players in baseball history. He was a four-time MVP and helped lead his teams to several championships.
Hornsby is also known for his creative batting style, which led to him being nicknamed "The Lamb." He died in 1957 at the age of 72, leaving behind a legacy that will never be forgotten by fans and fellow players alike.
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18. Mark McGwire
- 12× All-Star (1987–1992, 1995–2000), 2× World Series champion (1989, 2011), AL Rookie of the Year (1987), Gold Glove Award (1990), 3× Silver Slugger Award (1992, 1996, 1998), 5× MLB home run leader (1987, 1996–1999), NL RBI leader (1999), Athletics Hall of Fame, St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame, Major League Baseball All-Century Team
Mark McGwire was one of the most dominant hitters in baseball history, with records for home runs and batting average. He played his entire career with the St.
Louis Cardinals, where he led the team to three World Series championships. After retiring from professional baseball in 2001, Mark McGwire has since been involved in a number of business ventures.
In 2017, Mark McGwire was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as part of its inaugural class Mark McGwire was one of the most prolific hitters in MLB history, amassing 508 home runs over his career.
He won two World Series titles with the St. Louis Cardinals and is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. McGwire was born on October 5, 1967, in Oakland, California.
19. Frankie Frisch
- 3× All-Star (1933–1935), 4× World Series champion (1921, 1922, 1931, 1934), NL MVP (1931), 3× NL stolen base leader (1921, 1927, 1931), St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
Frankie Frisch was a Major League Baseball player for over 20 years, and is best known for his time as the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals from 1936 to 1957.
As a player, Frankie was mostly known for his switch-hitting ability; he finished with 2,880 hits in total. After retiring as a player, Frankie went on to manage several teams before finally ending his career with the Giants in 1957.
Despite having an otherwise successful managerial career, one of Frankie's most famous moments came during World War II; after learning that many of his players were serving overseas in the armed forces, Frank decided not to play any televised games until all of them had returned safely home.
In 2003, Frankie was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown NY alongside such luminaries as Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth - demonstrating just how highly regarded he remains among baseball fans worldwide today.
20. Chris Carpenter
- 3× All-Star (2005, 2006, 2010), 2× World Series champion (2006, 2011), NL Cy Young Award (2005), NL Comeback Player of the Year (2009), NL ERA leader (2009), St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
Chris Carpenter is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He debuted with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1997 and played his last game for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012.
Chris Carpenter has compiled 116 wins, 133 losses, and a 4.12 ERA in 514 games over 18 seasons with five different teams (Blue Jays, Cardinals, Pirates, Phillies and Red Sox).
In 2003-2004 he led the National League in innings pitched (233) while finishing second to Roy Halladay in strikeouts (1,655). The right-hander was an All-Star three times (2000–2002), finished third twice behind Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez on the all-time strikeout list and fourth once behind Greg Maddux, Johnson and Sandy Koufax.
On October 2nd 2012 Chris Carpenter had Tommy John Surgery after experiencing elbow pain during spring training.
21. Curt Flood
- 3× All-Star (1964, 1966, 1968), 2× World Series champion (1964, 1967), 7× Gold Glove Award (1963–1969), St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
Flood spent his entire career with the Cardinals, playing center field and batting right. He was a 3-time All-Star and won two World Series championships.
Flood is perhaps best known for filing a lawsuit against Major League Baseball (MLB) in order to gain equal voting rights for players. The case went to the U.S.
Supreme Court, which ruled in Flood's favor on January 8, 1973 -- nearly three years after it had been filed. Flood retired from baseball following the 1993 season due to knee problems.
He died of a heart attack just six months later at the age of 59 Flood was a pivotal part of the Washington Senators team that won two World Series championships in the late 1960s.
Flood is best known for his role in challenging baseball's color barrier, which he did with the help of lawyer and activist Edward M. Kennedy. After retiring as a player, Flood served as manager for several teams before being inducted into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame in 2006.
22. Bruce Sutter
- 6× All-Star (1977–1981, 1984), World Series champion (1982), NL Cy Young Award (1979), 4× NL Rolaids Relief Man Award (1979, 1981, 1982, 1984), 5× NL saves leader (1979–1982, 1984), St. Louis Cardinals No. 42 retired, St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame, Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame
Bruce Sutter pitched in the majors for over two decades, mostly with the Chicago Cubs. He had a 68-71 record and an ERA of 2.83. In 1988, he was traded to Atlanta where he would finish his career four years later.
After his playing days were complete, Sutter became a baseball coach and worked with various teams before passing away in 2022 at the age of 69 from cancer One of the most dominant relief pitchers in Major League Baseball history, Bruce Sutter helped lead three teams to World Series championships.
A six-time All-Star and four-time NL Relief Man Award winner, Sutter was a key part of St. Louis' 1982 championship team. He also finished fifth in Cy Young voting that year after putting up stellar numbers for the Braves in 1985 and 1986 before signing with Chicago Cubs later on in his career.
After retiring from playing baseball, he served as pitching coach for the Cardinals from 2006 to 2011 before joining Atlanta's front office as their Director of Player Personnel in 2012.
23. Johnny Mize
- 10× All-Star (1937, 1939–1942, 1946–1949, 1953), 5× World Series champion (1949–1953), NL batting champion (1939), 4× NL home run leader (1939, 1940, 1947, 1948), 3× NL RBI leader (1940, 1942, 1947), St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
Johnny Mize was a Hall of Fame first baseman who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers during his 22-year MLB career. Mize's batting average regularly topped .300, and he ranks third all-time in hits with 2,011.
He also led the majors in home runs twice (1941 & 1952). A seven-time All Star selection, Mize helped lead teams to two World Series championships (1941 & 1949) as well as five American League pennants (1937–1945).
Johnny Mize is perhaps best known for hitting three grand slams in one game - an accomplishment that has never been repeated by any player in history.
A gentle man off the field who enjoyed hunting and fishing, Johnny Mize passed away from natural causes at age 80 on June 2nd 1993 Johnny Mize was one of the greatest hitters in history and is widely considered to be one of the best Cardinals ever.
He helped lead St. Louis to five World Series titles, including three straight from 1949-1952. In 1938, he became the first player in major league history to hit for a cycle and led the NL with 104 RBIs that season.
After leaving St. Louis, Johnny Mize spent several seasons with the Giants (1942-1946) and Yankees (1949-1953). He retired after playing his last year with New York Yankees.
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24. Matt Carpenter
- 3× All-Star (2013, 2014, 2016), Silver Slugger Award (2013)
Matt Carpenter was born in Galveston, Texas on November 26th 1985. He attended college at the University of Arkansas and played for their baseball team before being drafted by the St.
Louis Cardinals in the 3rd round of the 2010 draft. Carpenter made his MLB debut with the Cardinals in 2011 and has since been a key player for them both on offence and defence over the past few years, earning him several accolades including 2 Gold Glove Awards (2012-2013).
Matt Carpenter is currently contracted to play with the San Diego Padres until 2020 but is rumoured to be attracting interest from other teams should he decide to move on from this current association later down the line. Matt Carpenter is a talented first baseman with the St.
Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees. He has been an All-Star 3 times and was awarded the Silver Slugger Award in 2013. Matt Carpenter’s batting average over his career is .263 with 1,192 hits and 170 home runs.
He also has 613 RBIs to his name which demonstrates how important he is to both teams he has played for during his professional baseball career thus far.
While some may not be as familiar with him as they should be, Matt Carpenter deserves recognition all around for being one of the best hitters in Major League Baseball history, currently sitting at 10th on the all-time list in hits.
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25. Mort Cooper
- 4× All-Star (1942, 1943, 1945, 1946), 2× World Series champion (1942, 1944), NL MVP (1942), 2× NL wins leader (1942, 1943), NL ERA leader (1942), St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
Mort Cooper was a successful pitcher in the Major Leagues for over 20 years. He spent most of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals, but also played for the Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies.
In 1948, he won his only World Series title as part of the victorious Chicago Cubs team. Mort Cooper died from a heart attack at age 45 in 1958. Cooper was a four-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion with the Cardinals.
He led the NL in wins twice and ERA once during his career, while being named MVP of the National League in 1942. Cooper finished second to Jackie Robinson in voting for the 1947 NL MVP award, but is still considered one of baseball's all-time greats by many fans.
Cooper died at age 80 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
26. Ryan Ludwick
- All-Star (2008), Silver Slugger Award (2008)
Ludwick was a solid outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds from 2002 to 2014. He had his best season in 2009, when he hit .269 with 31 home runs and 96 RBIs.
Ludwick is perhaps best known for his walk-off home run against the St Louis Cardinals in 2010. After playing 14 seasons in MLB, Ludwick announced his retirement at the end of the 2014 season.
Ludwick currently works as an analyst for Fox Sports Midwest on their Reds coverage Ryan Ludwick was a key player for the St. Louis Cardinals from 2007-2010, where he averaged over 30 home runs and 100 RBI's per season.
He is best known for his power and ability to drive in runs, as evidenced by his .260 batting average and 587 run batted in total career numbers. Ryan Ludwick also has an impressive record of being selected to three All Star Games during his time with the Cardinals.
In 2010, Ryan Ludwick signed with the San Diego Padres on a four year contract worth $32 million dollars; however after just one season he was traded to Pittsburgh Pirates where he finished out the remainder of his playing days before retiring at age 34 in 2014.
27. Lance Lynn
- 2× All-Star (2012, 2021), World Series champion (2011)
Lance Lynn is a 35-year-old pitcher with 123 wins and 84 losses in MLB. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft and made his debut for them that year.
Lance has since been traded four times, most recently to the Chicago White Sox in 2018 where he currently pitches for them. His main strength as a pitcher is his ability to keep hitters off balance with his crafty pitching style, which has led to him striking out 1,715 batters over 512 games played so far in his career.
Although he’s had some tough luck – including being traded four times during his career – Lance remains an extremely popular figure amongst fans and teammates alike due to his passion for the game and genuine love of competition on the field.
Lance Lynn is a former pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Minnesota Twins, who in 2018 was traded to the Yankees.
He has won two All-Star games, one World Series championship (2011), and numerous awards including being named an American League Cy Young Award finalist twice (2012, 2021). Lance Lynn's career statistics are impressive:
He holds records with an earned run average of 2.96 over 921 innings pitched in his career, which ranks him twentieth all time among pitchers with at least 1,000 innings pitched in MLB history as of 2019..
28. Matt Holliday
- 7× All-Star (2006–2008, 2010–2012, 2015), World Series champion (2011), NLCS MVP (2007), 4× Silver Slugger Award (2006–2008, 2010), NL batting champion (2007), NL RBI leader (2007), St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
Matt Holliday is a left fielder for the Colorado Rockies and has enjoyed some success in his career. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round of the 2000 MLB Draft, but he never played for them.
Holliday signed with the Rockies in 2004 and had an impressive rookie season, batting .299 with 2,096 hits and 316 home runs.
In 2006, he had another successful year batting .301 with 1,307 hits and 130 home runs before being traded to the Yankees at season's end along with Jeff Francis for Russ Adams and Jason Jennings.
After two seasons (2007-08) spent mainly as a bench player on both teams, Holliday returned to form in 2010 when he hit 37 homers for the Cardinals en route to winning his second MVP award.
In 2013 Holliday joined forces once again with former teammate Yoenis Cespedes to help bring an World Series championship to Oakland Athletics as part of their "Moneyball" era team that also featured A's manager Bob Melvin among its members.
29. Orlando Cepeda
- 11× All-Star (1959–1964, 1967), World Series champion (1967), NL MVP (1967), NL Rookie of the Year (1958), NL home run leader (1961), 2× NL RBI leader (1961, 1967), San Francisco Giants No. 30 retired, San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame
Orlando Cepeda was a first baseman for the Giants from 1958-1974. He hit .297 with 2,351 hits and 379 home runs in his career. Orlando Cepeda is noted for being one of the most powerful hitters of his era, as well as one of the finest defensive first basemen ever to play the game.
Orlando Cepeda was born on September 17, 1937 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. After playing college ball at Long Beach State University and then making his MLB debut with San Francisco in 1958, he spent all but two seasons of his career with the Giants organization before moving on to Kansas City in 1974.
Orlando Cepeda passed away on May 12th 2018 at age 85 after a long battle with cancer Orlando Cepeda was one of the most dominant catchers in baseball for many years.
He played for the San Francisco Giants and is best remembered for his spectacular catches in center field. Orlando Cepeda also had an impressive home run record, which helped him win several MVP awards during his career.
After leaving baseball, Orlando Cepeda went on to have a successful acting career, appearing in many movies and television shows over the years. In 2013, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as part of its inaugural class.
Orlando Cepeda will always be remembered as one of the greatest catchers in history and has left a lasting legacy behind him both on and off the field.
30. Édgar Rentería
- 5× All-Star (1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006), 2× World Series champion (1997, 2010), World Series MVP (2010), 2× Gold Glove Award (2002, 2003), 3× Silver Slugger Award (2000, 2002, 2003)
Rentería was signed by the Cincinnati Reds as an amateur free agent in 1996. He made his MLB debut with the Florida Marlins that year and played for them until 2001.
Rentería then spent two years with the San Diego Padres before signing with the Reds in 2004. Rentería had a breakout season in 2006, batting .292 with 10 home runs and 59 RBIs while also making his first All-Star team selection.
In 2007, he added career highs in hits (233), doubles (41) and triples (8) while posting a sterling fielding percentage of .992 at shortstop; however, injuries limited him to just 97 games over that campaign due to nagging rib issues which required surgery on both occasions thereafter.
In 2009, following another strong showing (.294 average, 16 HRs & 63 RBIs) he won his second consecutive Gold Glove Award - becoming only the fifth player ever to win back-to-back gold gloves at short stop 。
Although hampered somewhat by injury again during 2010 (.263 BA & 11 HRs), he bounced back strongly en route to yet another Gold Glove award - this time as part of a resurgent Reds squad who narrowly missed out on clinching their first NL Central title since 1990.
At 34 years old Édgar still has plenty of baseball left in him.
31. Matt Morris
- 2× All-Star (2001, 2002), NL wins leader (2001)
Matt Morris was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 6th round of the 1997 MLB Draft. He made his MLB debut on June 4, 1997 and pitched for the Cardinals until 2003.
Morris then signed with the Tampa Bay Rays where he pitched until 2007 before retiring after playing for them during their inaugural season in 2008 as an expansion team.
Matt Morris has a career record of 134-146 with a 3.92 ERA and 1,267 strikeouts over 2000+ innings pitched split between STL, TB and TBR respectively (including postseason).
Matt Morris is a former pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He played in 2007 and 2008, compiling a record of 121-92 with an ERA of 3.98. 2. Morris was one of the most successful pitchers in St Louis Cardinals history, leading them to two NL wins championships (2001, 2002).
However he was traded to San Francisco Giants prior to the start of the 2006 season due to contract disputes and never recaptured his form as a Giant; posting an ERA over 5 each year from 2006-2007 before being released at the end of September 2007 following just 6 starts that year.
Morris signed with Pittsburgh Pirates shortly after his release from SF and enjoyed moderate success upon reentering baseball - going 10-8 in 26 starts while displaying better control than ever before en route to finishing third in Cy Young voting behind Roger Clemens and Tim Lincecum respectively that year (2008).
32. Todd Worrell
- 3× All-Star (1988, 1995, 1996), NL Rookie of the Year (1986), NL Rolaids Relief Man Award (1986), 2× NL saves leader (1986, 1996)
Todd Worrell was a pitcher in the MLB for over 20 years. He had a successful career, winning 104 games and losing only 68. Worrell also had a bit of an off-field history - he was suspended for 50 games after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs in 1995.
After his playing days were finished, Todd became a broadcaster with the Dodgers and Cardinals networks. He is currently an analyst on Fox Sports West's coverage of LA Angels baseball Todd Worrell was one of the most dominant relief pitchers in baseball during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
He finished his career with a 50-52 record, 3.09 ERA, and 628 strikeouts. Worrell was twice named an All-Star (1988, 1995), led the NL in saves both seasons he did so (1986, 1996), and won the NL Rolaids Relief Man Award in 1986.
Todd Worrell ranks second all-time among Cardinals relievers in wins (19) and third in strikeouts (628).
33. Paul DeJong
- All-Star (2019)
Paul DeJong was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round of the 2013 MLB draft. He made his MLB debut with the Cardinals in 2017 and has since played for them sporadically, most recently appearing in 2019.
Paul DeJong is a right-handed shortstop who throws out baserunners at an above average rate and has shown flashes of brilliance throughout his career. Paul DeJong has been a consistent contributor for the St. Louis Cardinals over the past few seasons.
He is a good fielder, with excellent range and speed in the outfield. Despite his lack of power, he is able to drive in runs efficiently due to his excellent plate discipline and ability to make contact at all levels of the strike zone.
In terms of accolades, DeJong was named an All-Star this season and has also won several awards such as Silver Slugger (2018) and Gold Glove (2017).
34. Joe Torre
- 9× All-Star (1963–1967, 1970–1973), 4× World Series champion (1996, 1998–2000), NL MVP (1971), Gold Glove Award (1965), NL batting champion (1971), NL RBI leader (1971), 2× AL Manager of the Year (1996, 1998), New York Yankees No. 6 retired, Braves Hall of Fame, St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame, Monument Park honoree
Joe Torre is a three-time World Series champion manager, most notably with the New York Yankees in 1996 and 1999. He also managed the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2003 to 2007 before joining ESPN as an analyst in 2008.
In 2015, he was named special advisor for baseball operations for the New York Mets. Born on July 18, 1940, Joe Torre played catcher and first baseman throughout his career before becoming a manager in 1977 at the age of 36.
His teams won nine division titles and three league championships during his 19 years managing MLB clubs (1977–1993).
Torre has been honored numerous times by various organizations including being voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998 and receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Ulysses S Grant III in 2013.
He also won induction into both the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (2014) and the Brooklyn Jewish Veteran's Memorial Park Athletic Association Hall of Fame (2015).
35. Marty Marion
- 8× All-Star (1943–1950), 3× World Series champion (1942, 1944, 1946), NL MVP (1944), St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
Marty Marion was a shortstop and manager in the Major Leagues for over 20 years. He first appeared in the Majors with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1940 and played his last game with them 10 years later.
In all, he played 388 games, hitting .263 with 36 home runs to his credit. After playing for several other teams during his career, he finished up as manager of the Kansas City Athletics from 1963-1965 before retiring completely at the end of that season.
Marty Marion is considered one of baseball's most successful shortstops - even though many fans may not know much about him outside of Cardinals or Browns fandom. Marion was one of the most successful players in Cardinals history, winning 8 All-Star games and 3 World Series championships.
Marion was also a very good hitter, batting .309 with over 624 runs batted in during his career. After playing for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1940 to 1950, he then played for the Browns from 1952 to 1953 before retiring as a manager with the White Sox in 1956.
36. Jim Bottomley
- 2× World Series champion (1926, 1931), NL MVP (1928), NL home run leader (1928), 2× NL RBI leader (1926, 1928), St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
Bottomley played first base and managed in the Major Leagues for 14 seasons, from 1922 to 1937. He was a powerful left-handed hitter with 2,313 hits and 219 home runs over his career.
Bottomley's best season came in 1930 when he hit .310 with 22 home runs and 1,422 RBIs. Bottomley finished his career with the Browns after spending four seasons (1937-1940) managing them before retiring at the age of 59 years old.
Bottomley was a key player on two championship teams as a hitter and manager. Bottomley has the distinction of being one of only four players to win both MVP and home run titles in the same season, joining Rogers Hornsby, Babe Ruth, and Lou Gehrig.
Bottomley also holds several other Cardinals records including most RBI (1,335) and hits (2,097). He is now part of baseball's Hall of Fame along with his teammates from those glory years - Charlie Keller, Red Schoendienst, Stan Musial and Bob Gibson.
37. Ray Lankford
- All-Star (1997), St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
Lankford played center field and left field for the Cardinals. Lankford had a successful MLB career, playing until 1998. He was known as an excellent plate discipline hitter, with a batting average around .300 throughout his career.
Lankford also threw out many baserunners during his time in the majors, helping him to be one of the most durable players of his era. After retiring from baseball, Lankford began coaching at multiple levels of youth baseball and has been very successful thus far Lankford was a first round draft pick of the Cardinals in 1990.
Lankford made his big league debut with the Cardinals in 1994 and played for them until 2001. Lankford had a successful career, finishing with 238 home runs and 874 RBIs over 13 seasons with St. Louis.
He also won two Gold Gloves and an MVP Award during his time as a Cardinal. After leaving St. Louis, Lankford joined San Diego for one season before returning to the Cardinals in 2004.
38. Harry Brecheen
- 2× All-Star (1947, 1948), 3× World Series champion (1944, 1946, 1966), MLB ERA leader (1948), NL strikeout leader (1948), St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
Harry Brecheen was a successful pitcher in the Major Leagues for over 20 years. He spent most of his career with the Baltimore Orioles, but also played for the St.
Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds. He is best known for his record-breaking performance in 1955 when he posted an ERA of 1.12, which still stands as a modern-day record.
Harry Brecheen retired from baseball after the 1962 season and later became a sports broadcaster on television networks such as CBS and Fox Sports Net.. Brecheen was a very successful pitcher in the 1950s.
He led the league in strikeouts three times and won two World Series with the St. Louis Browns. Brecheen had an unorthodox delivery which made him difficult to hit, even for hitters who were accustomed to pitching against different types of pitchers.
Harry Brecheen is still remembered by Cardinals fans as one of their all-time greats, and he has been inducted into both the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame.
39. Paul Goldschmidt
- 7× All-Star (2013–2018, 2022), All-MLB First Team (2022), NL MVP (2022), 4× Gold Glove Award (2013, 2015, 2017, 2021), 5× Silver Slugger Award (2013, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2022), 2× NL Hank Aaron Award (2013, 2022), NL home run leader (2013), NL RBI leader (2013)
Goldschmidt is a three-time All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger Award winner. He was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first round of the 2007 MLB Draft and played for them until he was traded to St.
Louis Cardinals in 2019. Goldschmidt has amassed over 2,000 hits and is one of only six players with at least 500 home runs and 1,500 RBIs during his career. He finished second in MVP voting in 2018 behind Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim after hitting .295 with 315 homers and 1,042 RBIs that season alone.
Goldsch Schmidt's father played semi-professional baseball before becoming a coach for Paul's minor league teams early on in his career. In January 2020 he announced his retirement from professional baseball after 18 seasons playing professionally.
Paul Goldschmidt is a well-known and respected player in the MLB. He has been an All-Star multiple times and won many awards, including MVP in 2022.
Goldschmidt was born in Arizona but grew up playing baseball in his home country of Curacao. After being drafted by the Diamondbacks, he made his MLB debut in 2011 and has since had a successful career.
In 2018, Goldschmidt led the NL with 145 stolen bases while also hitting 33 home runs to win his fifth Silver Slugger Award. He will be hoping to continue this level of performance into 2019 when he joins the St Louis Cardinals as their new first baseman.
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40. Bob Forsch
- World Series champion (1982), 2× Silver Slugger Award (1980, 1987), Pitched two no-hitters (1978, 1983), St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
Forsch was a dominant pitcher in the 1980s and early 1990s. He won two Cy Young Awards during that time, and led St. Louis to two World Series appearances.
Forsch retired after the 2001 season, but returned to pitch for the Cardinals in 2006-2007 before retiring for good again. Forsch died of cancer at age 61 in November 2011 Forsch is a six-time All Star and two-time World Series champion.
Forsch was drafted by the Cardinals in 1974 and spent his entire career with them, retiring after the 1988 season. Forsch is best known for his work as a starting pitcher but also made an impact as a relief pitcher over the course of his lengthy career.
Forsch passed away on September 25, 1989 at the age of just 38 due to testicular cancer.
41. Vince Coleman
- 2× All-Star (1988, 1989), NL Rookie of the Year (1985), 6× NL stolen base leader (1985–1990), St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
Vince Coleman was a left fielder for the Cardinals and Tigers in his MLB career. He had an average batting average of .264, with sixteen home runs and seventy-one RBIs in 705 games played over fifteen seasons.
Coleman also threw right out from the outfield, compiling a record of 1-1 with one save during his time in the big leagues. Vince Coleman retired following the 1997 season after spending 14 years playing professional baseball; he currently works as a broadcaster on Fox Sports Midwest.
Vince Coleman was an all-star outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1985 to 1990 and helped lead the team to two World Series appearances. Vince Coleman also won a Rookie of the Year Award in 1985 and was one of the most feared hitters in baseball during his time playing.
42. Tom Herr
- All-Star (1985), World Series champion (1982), St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
Tom Herr was a second baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1979-1991, playing in over 1000 games during his career. He played on one World Series champion team with the Cardinals in 1982, and also had stints with San Francisco (1990-1991) and Oakland (1989).
After retiring as a player, Tom worked as an MLB scout for many years before joining the Arizona Diamondbacks front office in 2007 as senior vice president of baseball operations. In 2013 he became chairman of baseball operations for the Houston Astros following their acquisition by Craig Biggio's ownership group.
Tom has two children - daughter Taylor and son Tyler - who both play college baseball at Northwestern University and were drafted by teams in recent years after impressing scouts while playing summer ball together.
43. Pepper Martin
- 4× All-Star (1933–1935, 1937), 2× World Series champion (1931, 1934), 3× NL stolen base leader (1933, 1934, 1936), St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
Pepper Martin was a versatile player who could play both outfield and third base. He made his MLB debut with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1928, and played for them until 1936.
After leaving the Cardinals, he spent time with several other teams before retiring in 1946. Pepper Martin is most famous for hitting two home runs during the 1934 World Series against the Boston Red Sox, which helped St.
Louis win that series. He died of cancer at age 61 in 1965 after a long illness, and is buried in McAlester Memorial Park Cemetery near McAlester, Oklahoma Pepper Martin was a key part of the Cardinals' run to back-to-back World Series titles in 1934 and 1935.
After being traded from the Boston Red Sox to St. Louis in late July of 1934, Martin quickly proved himself as one of baseball's most dangerous hitters. His 59 home runs during his five seasons with the Cardinals are still second all time behind only Stan Musial's record 67 homers in six full seasons with St.
Louis (1938–1942). Pepper also ranks fourth on the Cardinals' all-time list for RBIs (501), trailing Lou Brock, Joe Medwick and Bob Gibson, among others.
44. Nolan Arenado
St. Louis Cardinals
- 7× All-Star (2015–2019, 2021, 2022), 10× Gold Glove Award (2013–2022), 6× Platinum Glove Award (2017–2022), 5× Silver Slugger Award (2015–2018, 2022), All MLB Second-Team (2022), 3× Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award (2015–2017), 3× NL home run leader (2015, 2016, 2018), 2× NL RBI leader (2015, 2016), 5× Fielding Bible Award (2015–2017, 2020, 2022), 2× Hit for the cycle (2017, 2022)
Nolan Arenado is a talented third baseman who has consistently been one of the best in baseball over the past few seasons. He was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in 2013 and made his MLB debut that same year.
Arenado quickly established himself as one of the best hitters in baseball, hitting .289 with 1,520 hits and 299 home runs over six seasons with Colorado. In 2018, Arenado signed a $260 million contract extension with the St Louis Cardinals which will keep him with them until 2024.
His talents have led to him being awarded multiple MVP awards and he is considered one of the most complete players in Major League Baseball today. Arenado is a 3-time All-Star and 10-time Gold Glove winner. He led the NL in home runs in 2018, becoming only the second player ever to do so.
Arenado also has won three Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Awards, as well as two Fielding Bible Awards.
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45. Nolan Gorman
Gorman made his MLB debut with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2022. Gorman is a second baseman and bats left-handed. In 2019, Gorman had an outstanding season for the Palm Beach Cardinals, batting .301 with 14 home runs and 68 RBIs in just 78 games played.
Gorman was drafted by the St Louis Cardinals in 2018 out of Arizona State University where he starred as both a shortstop and second baseman for the Sun Devils baseball team Gorman is a switch hitter and has good plate discipline. Gorman was drafted in the second round of the 2020 MLB draft by the St.
Louis Cardinals. In his rookie season, Gorman hit .226 with 14 home runs and 35 RBIs in 80 games played for the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds. He made his major league debut on May 10, 2021 against the Pittsburgh Pirates and went 1 for 4 with an RBI single off of Gerrit Cole in what would be his only game that season.
In 2022, Gorman had a breakout year as he hit .226 with 14 home runs and 35 RBIs while playing all 82 games for Memphis; earning himself a spot on the National League All-Star team along the way.
His strong play continued into 2023 where he hit .256/.338/.439 (100 OPS+) with 15 HR & 51 RBI in 78 games played; again making him one of Louisville's most popular players both on and off of the field.
After spending much of 2024 at AAA Omaha hitting just .217 but still putting up respectable numbers (17 HR & 46 RBI) Goman finally got called back up to STL towards end of September.
Where he finished out 25 games batting just under .250 leading to speculation about if this may be his final shot at becoming an everyday player. though nothing has been announced yet.
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46. Trevor Rosenthal
- All-Star (2015)
Trevor Rosenthal made his MLB debut for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012. Rosenthal is a right-handed pitcher and bats and throws right. Rosenthal has compiled a record of 41 games, 36 win, 5 losses, and 3 no decisions.
Rosenthal has averaged 11.2 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched. Rosenthal is set to become a free agent at the end of the 2019 season. Rosenthal is a likely candidate to be traded or released by the Nationals at the end of the 2019 season.
Trevor Rosenthal is a relief pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. He is in his third season with the team and has posted a win-loss record of 12-25 and an earned run average of 3.36. In 2015, Rosenthal was named to the All-Star team. He pitched a scoreless inning in the game and recorded three strikeouts.
Rosenthal is a relief pitcher who has a reputation for being difficult to hit. He has struck out 490 batters in his career and has saved 132 games.
The Cardinals traded Rosenthal to the Washington Nationals in 2017. In his two seasons with the team, he has posted a win-loss record of 16-12 and an earned run average of 2.79.
The Tigers traded Rosenthal to the Kansas City Royals in 2019. He has posted a win-loss record of 7-5 and an earned run average of 2.77. The Padres traded Rosenthal to the Detroit Tigers in 2019. He has posted a win-loss record of 6-5 and an earned run average of 2.24.
47. Julián Javier
- 2× All-Star (1963, 1968), 2× World Series champion (1964, 1967), St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
Julián Javier was a second baseman who played in MLB for the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds. Javier had a batting average of .257 and hit 78 home runs in his career.
Javier was born in San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic, in 1936. Javier played for the Cardinals from 1960 to 1972 and was a part of the team that won the World Series in 1967.
After finishing his MLB career, Javier played in the Mexican League for several teams. Javier passed away in 2017 at the age of 86. Javier was born in Santo Domingo and raised in the city of San Cristóbal.
After playing for the club Sandino in the DR, Javier made his MLB debut with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1960. He played for the Cardinals for 10 seasons, and was a two-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion.
Javier finished his MLB career with the Cincinnati Reds in 1971. He later became a baseball commentator and manager. Javier was inducted into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame in 1998. Javier is currently a baseball analyst for ESPN.
Javier was married to former Venezuelan beauty queen María Isabel Otero from 1991 to 2006. Javier and his wife have two children.
48. Bill White
- 8× All-Star (1959–1961², 1963, 1964), World Series champion (1964), 7× Gold Glove Award (1960–1966), St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
Bill White was a first baseman for the New York Giants from 1956-1969. He had a batting average of .286 and was a three-time All-Star. White was a key player on the Giants' dynasty teams of the 1960s, and he was an instrumental part of their world championship teams in 1962 and 1965.
White was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1969, and he played his final MLB game in September of that year.
After his playing career was over, White served as the Cardinals' manager in 1972-1973. White was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985. White is currently a scout for the Giants.
White is a fan favorite in New York, and he is often seen at Giants' games. White is one of only four players in MLB history to have played for both the New York Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals. White is a true baseball icon and one of the most beloved players in Giants' history.
49. Carlos Martinez
- 2× All-Star (2015, 2017)
Carlos Martinez made his MLB debut in 2017. Martinez is a right-handed pitcher. He has a fastball that can reach speeds of up to 100 mph. Martinez also has a slider and a change-up.
He was selected to the 2017 All-Star team. Martinez has a 2.61 ERA in 2017. He has won two ERA titles in the MLB.
Martinez has a career record of 57-44. Martinez is a free agent. Carlos Martinez is a talented pitcher who has been a key player on the St.
Louis Cardinals team. Martinez has a record of 62 wins and 52 losses, with an earned run average of 3.74.
He has struck out 927 batters in his career, and has been a part of two All-Star teams. Martinez is a good all-around pitcher, and his skills have helped the Cardinals win a lot of games.
Martinez is signed with the Cardinals through 2021, and he will continue to be a valuable member of the team.
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