The 50 Greatest Players in St. Louis Cardinals History

The 50 Greatest Players in St. Louis Cardinals History

by Robert W. Cohen
     
 

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The St. Louis Cardinals are perhaps the most popular and successful franchise in National League history, having won more world championships than any other club in the league. Baseball greats such as Stan Musial, Rogers Hornsby, and Albert Pujols have all worn the Cardinals uniform. But which Cardinals are the finest in franchise history? Examining every player who…  See more details below

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The St. Louis Cardinals are perhaps the most popular and successful franchise in National League history, having won more world championships than any other club in the league. Baseball greats such as Stan Musial, Rogers Hornsby, and Albert Pujols have all worn the Cardinals uniform. But which Cardinals are the finest in franchise history? Examining every player who has donned the Redbird uniform since 1892, Robert W. Cohen ranks the best of the best in The 50 Greatest Players in St. Louis Cardinals History.

This book carefully studies the careers of the players who made the greatest impact while playing for the St. Louis Cardinals. The ranking was determined based on such factors as the extent to which each player added to the Cardinals legacy, the degree to which he impacted the fortunes of his team, and the level of dominance he attained while wearing the Redbird uniform. Features of The 50 Greatest Players in St. Louis Cardinals History include:

  • Each player’s notable achievements
  • Recaps of the player’s most memorable performances
  • Summaries of each player’s best season
  • Quotes from opposing players and former teammates

Including players such as Bob Gibson, Ozzie Smith, Lou Brock, and Mark McGwire, this book is sure to fuel debate among Cardinals fans. A fascinating collection of bios, stats, recaps, quotes, and more, The 50 Greatest Players in St. Louis Cardinals History is a must-read not only for die-hard Cardinals fans, but for all fans of baseball.

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Editorial Reviews

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This new book features distinguished players from the historically most prominent National League team with 11 World Series victories and 18 National League pennants. As Cohen notes, by the 1930s, "all cities west of the Mississippi and south of the Mason-Dixon Line broadcasted cardinals games over the radio," thereby "making the redbirds 'America's Team' in many ways." . . .Written in a lively, entertaining manner, this book belongs in most public and school libraries. Cohen's choice of players and his rankings will generate plenty of controversy among long-time Cardinals fans, but the book will appeal to both old and new baseball fans of all ages who admire brilliant individual player careers summarized in crisp biographical sketches and statistics. Twenty black-and-white photographs enhance the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810892163
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/22/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
386
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Robert W. Cohen is the author of numerous sports books, including Baseball's Hall of Fame – Or Hall of Shame? (2009), MVP (2010), The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History (Scarecrow, 2012), The 50 Most Dynamic Duos in Sports History: Baseball, Basketball, Football, and Hockey (Scarecrow, 2013), and Pro Basketball’s All-Time All-Stars (Scarecrow, 2013). Cohen currently writes for the website TheBaseballPage.com.

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