He spent ten years as the Cardinals third baseman and returned after retiring to aid Red Schoendienst to manage the team. Boyer also captained the team to a World Series victory in In his 10 years as a Cardinal, he hit home runs. Boyer retired with a slugging percentage of. Boyer is also the only Cardinals player since to bat for the cycle twice.
Louis Cardinals retired his number in and made him the only Cardinals player with their number retired to not be in the Hall of Fame. Many may not know that the Cardinals initially tried to have Boyer be a pitcher. With his hitting ability being so impressive and his pitching being sub-par, the Cardinals moved him to third base in He joined the Major League roster in And he joins this all-time roster now.
The back-flipping shortstop that is loved by all has been essential to this organization ever since he joined the Redbirds in His athletic ability allowed him to be perhaps the best defensive shortstop in history and it also allowed him to celebrate it on the field to become a fan favorite. He is second all-time in assists with 8, and second in double plays turned as a shortstop with 1, Smith also is known for one of the most memorable moments in history.
He hit a game-winning home run in the National League Championship Series. The Wizard was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in His number 1 was retired by St. Louis in and he still remains an active member of the Cardinals community. His membership on this all-time roster is unquestioned and his defensive ability is invaluable.
Lou Brock is one of the best outfielders of all-time and easily one of the best Cardinals of all-time. He spent 19 seasons in the major leagues, 16 being with the Redbirds.
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He currently sits in second on the all-time stolen base list with and trails Rickey Henderson. In addition to that, Brock reached 3, career hits before retiring. Only 29 other players have ever achieved such a thing. Louis retired number 20 in and Brock was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in He remains with the Cardinals today as a special instructor coach and is a fan favorite. Brock is a Cardinal for life, and his leadoff presence on this team goes unchallenged. Musial played first base and outfield since he was so versatile and athletic.
Through his 22 year career, he never struck out more than 50 times in one season and he had exactly 1, hits at home and 1, hits on the road. With 3, total hits, he is fourth on the all-time list and is first among players that only played for one team. In his first full season as a Cardinal in , he led them to a World Series championship. In , he won MVP and led in almost every offensive category. He followed that up with another World Series title in But he returned in and seemed to not have missed a step.
After Musial retired, he served as general manager of the Cardinals in and was part of yet another St. Louis Cardinals World Series winning team. Stan the Man was inducted into the Hall of Fame in and the Cardinals retired his number 6 in One of the best hitters of all-time captains this all-time Cardinals roster from center field. Right Field: Enos Slaughter ; There are other options for an outfield position on this roster, but Enos Slaughter had the proven bat and accolades to be the starter.
He had 2, hits in his career, including home runs and 1, RBI in 2, games.
In total, Slaughter played for 19 seasons and was a time All-Star that had 5 World Series appearances four wins. Like Stan Musial, Slaughter missed time during the s due to military service. Enos Slaughter was always known for his hustle and his intense run to first base on walks was later emulated by Pete Rose and David Eckstein. Slaughter was inducted into the Hall of Fame in The Redbirds retired his number 9 in His hustle, ability to knock in runs, and tendency to win big games earns him a spot on this historic roster.
Louis Cardinals player. As a rookie, McGwire hit 49 home runs, setting the single-season rookie record. But that was just the start. Each season from to , he led the major leagues in home runs. He averaged a home run once every He also was the fastest player to hit home runs. He needed only 5, at bats. He retired following injury filled and seasons and finished with home runs, which was 5th all-time when he retired. McGwire was the home run king for a few years before Barry Bonds broke his record. He revitalized not only the Cardinals as a team, but also the entire sport. Whether you feel he should be eligible for special considerations or not due to the PED issues, he deserves to be on this list for what he did as a St.
Louis Cardinal. Through 21 years, Simmons played in 2, games, had 2, hits along with a. He tacked on career home runs, 1, runs batted in and a. He also ended his career with a. Simmons was an eight-time All-Star and is one of the best switch-hitters of all time. He batted above. He also established a National League record for home runs by a switch hitter that has been broken recently.
Simmons also held major league records for catchers with 2, hits and doubles but Ivan Rodriguez has broken those. Simmons still ranks second all-time among catchers with 1, RBI and tenth with home runs.
He also ranks eighth all-time among major league catchers with caught shutouts in his career. Ted Simmons was the best catcher in Cardinals history until Yadier Molina entered the scene. Even now, he still is arguably the best catcher but with Molina improving as he ages, Simmons moves to the backup role on the all-time roster.
Red Schoendienst is one of the best second basemen ever. He is rivaled by other incredible second basemen like Rogers Hornsby and Ryne Sandberg. He was moved to second in and he helped them win their third World Series in five years. He also won the Home Run Derby. Schoendienst quickly became known for his incredible reflexes and sure hands.
He also was notorious for never making errors. In , he handled consecutive chances without an error. His fielding percentage of. Shoendienst seemed to show up when it mattered.
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He was incredibly reliable and he became a clutch player for the Cardinals and the National League. It was the first All-Star game ever to go to extra innings. And with his near perfect defensive ability, he is an asset anywhere on the field.
Schoendienst is a Cardinal favorite and the Hall of Famer makes the all-time roster. Despite that, in , he hit. His career took off from there. In , Medwick set a National League record with 64 doubles that still stands today. He also holds the major league record for consecutive seasons with 40 or more doubles. He remains to this day, the last National League player the win the Triple Crown. Medwick was also known for playing harder than most. He is the only player known to this day to be thrown out of a game for his own personal safety. In the seventh game of the World Series, Medwick slid into third base on a triple pretty hard.
He was ordered out of the game after the Detroit fans began pelting Medwick with garbage. Ducky was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in He was made a member of the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame in With his hard-nosed attitude and his top tier talent to hit the ball into the gap, he makes the Cardinals all-time roster. Willie McGee carries some of the best St. Louis Cardinals memories with him every day. He primarily played center and right field and was awarded the Gold Glove three times.
A four-time All-Star, McGee gathered 2, hits during his career. McGee was thrown into the spotlight at age 23 while St. Louis was trying to win a World Series. He capped off the game with a leaping grab of a home run in the ninth inning that secured the Cardinals victory. McGee became just the third rookie to hit two home runs in a World Series game. And he is very well deserving. Bob Gibson is the perfect ace. He has gone down as one of the best pitchers ever to play the game. These cardinals may also supervise two to several dioceses, usually all in the same state or region.
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