St. Louis Cardinals Past and Present

St. Louis Cardinals Past and Present

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by Doug Feldmann
     
 

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Since the 1880s, the St. Louis baseball club has been both a winning presence on the diamond and an influential force in the game of baseball. With championship teams from seven different decades and countless Hall of Famers, the Cardinals have also maintained a large and passionate fan base. Presented here in more than 250 photographs and illustrations is the

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Since the 1880s, the St. Louis baseball club has been both a winning presence on the diamond and an influential force in the game of baseball. With championship teams from seven different decades and countless Hall of Famers, the Cardinals have also maintained a large and passionate fan base. Presented here in more than 250 photographs and illustrations is the history of the St. Louis Cardinals and, indeed, the history of our national pastime.

St. Louis Cardinals Past & Present explores every facet of the game and illustrates how things have changed and how they have remained constant for fans and players of Cardinals baseball decade after decade. Chapters highlight everything from team uniforms through the ages and the best player nicknames, to the greatest Cardinals teams and the top players at each position on the field. It takes you to the old wooden ballparks that the original St. Louis Brown Stockings called home in the late 1800s; the classic Sportsman’s Park (later known as Busch Stadium I), where the Cardinals played for nearly half a century; and the two downtown stadiums that have borne the Busch Stadium name—the multipurpose park of the 1960s and the retro-styled ballpark of today.

Exploring the Cardinals’ place in the history of organized baseball, author Doug Feldmann describes how the men in the front office, in the dugout, and on the field revolutionized the way the game was played and established a legacy of winning for more than 125 years. From the championship teams of the 1880s to the Gas House Gang of the 1930s, the wartime dynasty of the 1940s to El Birdos of the 1960s, the Running Redbirds of the 1980s to the heroes of today, St. Louis Cardinals Past & Present is the ultimate tribute to a beloved baseball franchise and American institution.

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ISBN-13:
9780760335284
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
05/13/2009
Edition description:
First
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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