St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals Statistics Overview
The St. Louis Cardinals were established in 1882 and now play their home games at Busch Stadium. They are a member of the National League Central Division. The Cardinals have won the World Series on eleven occasions and are eighteen time winners of the National League Pennant. The franchise has appeared in the MLB post-season on twenty-eight occasions and has an overall record of 10283-9564. The Cardinals biggest rivals are the Chicago Cubs.
Last Four MLB Seasons
2013 St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds
To Win the World Series: +2000
To Win the National League: +1000
St. Louis Cardinals 2012 Betting Statistics
Straight Up: 88-74
Against the line: 74-87
Over vs Under: 77-79-6
St. Louis Cardinals Betting History
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2013 St. Louis Cardinals Schedule
The St. Louis Cardinals will play 162 games during the 2013 MLB schedule. The Cardinals have a tough start to the season and will play two series against both the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants in the first month of the season. The franchise has been very successful in recent seasons and St. Louis Cardinals tickets are very popular.
St. Louis Cardinals Franchise History:
The St. Louis Cardinals were established in 1892 and joined the National League in 1892. The Cardinals struggled after making the jump to the National League but by the 1920s had cemented themselves as one of the leading teams in the league. The franchise won their first World Series in 1926 and since that time have added ten more – making them the second most successful franchise (behind the New York Yankees) in the history of Major League Baseball. The Cardinals dominated the National League in the 1930s and 1940s, winning seven pennants, and started another dynasty in the 1960s when they won three pennants in six years. They added three more National League Pennants in the 1980s and another three in the 2000s to become the second most successful franchise in the history of the National League. The Cardinals haven’t had a losing season since 2007 and will be hoping to extend this record in 2013.
St. Louis Cardinals Offensive Star: Matt Holliday
Matt Holliday was drafted in the seventh round of the 1998 MLB draft by the Colorado Rockies. Holliday spent a number of seasons in the Rockies minor league system before he made his debut in the Majors in 2004. Holliday had a strong rookie season and impressed further in 2005. The left fielder broke into the MLB elite in 2006 and was awarded a Silver Slugger Award and selected for the MLB All-Star Game. The following season Holliday finished as the National League Batting Champion and was awarded the National League MVP Award. Holliday’s form dropped off slightly in 2008 and he was traded to the Oakland Athletics before being traded to the St. Louis Cardinals midway through the 2009 season. Since joining the Cardinals Holliday has been a pillar of consistency and played a key role in the franchises run to the 2011 World Series. Holliday fought nagging injuries in 2012 but is still the key member of the Cardinals batting line-up.
St. Louis Cardinals Defensive Star: Adam Wainwright
Adam Wainwright was selected with the 29th overall pick of the 2000 MLB draft by the Atlanta Braves. Wainwright failed to progress as expected and was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in 2003 and made his major league debut in 2006 as a relief pitcher. At the end of the 2006 season Wainwright became the closing pitcher for the Cardinals and played a vital role in their surprising run to the World Series Championships. In 2007, Wainwright became a member of the Cardinals defense rotation and together with teammate Chris Carpenter helped the Cardinals become one of the most feared bullpens in MLB. After his stellar 2010 season it was announced that Wainwright would miss the entire 2011 MLB schedule after having Tommy John surgery. The right handers first season back from injury was a slight disappointment but Wainwright is expected to bounce back in 2013 and reclaim his position as the ace in the Cardinals bullpen.
St. Louis Cardinals Manager: Mike Matheny
Mike Matheny’s stellar playing career ended prematurely in 2007 as a result of on-going symptoms of post-concussion syndrome. Matheny was named as the manager of the Cardinals after the retirement of Tony La Russa and, at the time, was the youngest manager of the year. After losing La Russa and Albert Pujols the Cardinals were expected to struggle in 2012 but Matheny led them to the MLB playoffs and the franchise was just one game away from the World Series. At only forty-two Matheny has a long managerial career ahead of him.
St. Louis Cardinals - MLB Team StatisticsLeague: National
Ballpark: Busch Stadium
World Series Titles: 11 (1926, 1931, 1934, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1964, 1967, 1982, 2006, 2011)
League Pennants: 18 (1926, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1964, 1967, 1968, 1982, 1985, 1987, 2004, 2006, 2011)
Division Titles: 10 (1982, 1985, 1987, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009
Playoff Appearances: 28 (1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1926, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1964, 1967, 1968, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012)
Overall Record: 10283-9564
Biggest Rivals: Chicago Cubs
Manager: Mike Matheny
General Manager: John Mozeliak
Legenday Players: Ozzie Smith, Albert Pujols, Stan Musial
St. Louis Cardinals Schedule - MLB 2013