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11-09

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Wezen-Ball: Stoney's Unbelievable Feat
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Larry Granillo

07-18

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Wezen-Ball: The 1930 Cardinals Telegram Mystery
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Larry Granillo

12-27

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Transaction Analysis: The Beltran, the Bad, and the Backup Catcher
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Ben Lindbergh

12-08

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The BP Wayback Machine: Cardinals' Special Era Reaches a Crossroads
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Bradford Doolittle

11-01

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Wezen-Ball: Through the Years: Tony La Russa
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Larry Granillo

10-31

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Playoff Prospectus: Shuffling Through the World Series
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Jason Parks

10-31

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: St. Louis Cardinals
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Ben Lindbergh, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

10-19

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World Series Prospectus: The Midwest Showdown
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Baseball Prospectus

10-19

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On the Beat: Cardinal Comeback
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John Perrotto

08-02

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Divide and Conquer, NL Central: Colby Goes to Canada
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Larry Granillo

07-26

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Divide and Conquer, NL Central: Easy Pickings
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Larry Granillo

07-18

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Divide and Conquer, NL Central: Excitement Central
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Larry Granillo

06-17

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Contractual Matters: The Carpenter Conundrum
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Jeff Euston

12-20

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Contractual Matters: Pujols' Price Tag
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Jeff Euston

12-08

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Inside The Park: Cardinals' Special Era Reaches a Crossroads
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Bradford Doolittle

10-27

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World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic Memories
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Baseball Prospectus

10-01

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: St. Louis Cardinals
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John Perrotto, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

07-26

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Contractual Matters: The White Rat Reluctant
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Jeff Euston

07-14

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Prospectus Q&A: Chris Wertz
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David Laurila

05-11

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Changing Speeds: Retro Game Story: Cardinals at Cubs, 6/23/84
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Ken Funck

02-24

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Contractual Matters: NL Central
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Jeff Euston

02-24

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Team Health Reports: St. Louis Cardinals
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Will Carroll

10-12

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: St. Louis Cardinals
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Jay Jaffe

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: Dodgers versus Cardinals LDS
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Jay Jaffe

07-29

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Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

07-21

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Prospectus Preview: Monday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

07-01

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Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

06-20

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Prospectus Preview: Friday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

04-10

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Prospectus Preview: Thursday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

03-09

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Prospectus Q&A: Jeff Luhnow
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David Laurila

09-24

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You Could Look It Up: Pete Reiser's Place in Dodgerdom
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Steven Goldman

04-02

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-30

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Prospectus Matchups: Opening Day Matchup
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Jim Baker

10-31

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Prospectus Matchups: Ask, and You Shall Be Answered
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Jim Baker

10-26

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Prospectus Today: Rain Delay Theatre
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Joe Sheehan

10-24

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World Series Prospectus: Fire Up the Wayback Machine
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Christina Kahrl

10-21

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World Series Prospectus: Detroit Tigers versus St. Louis Cardinals
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Nate Silver

10-21

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Prospectus Matchups: The 10 Biggest Mismatchups in World Series History
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Jim Baker

10-19

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Future Shock: Where the Cardinals Came From
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Kevin Goldstein

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: The Best and Worst of Mets and Cardinals Postseason Pitching
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Jim Baker

10-03

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Playoff Prospectus: Padres versus Cardinals
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Dan Fox

09-30

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Kissing Your Sister
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Clay Davenport

09-06

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals, September 3, 2006
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Derek Jacques

08-11

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Prospectus Notebook: Red Sox, Cardinals
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Baseball Prospectus

02-08

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Offseason of Discontent
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Will Leitch

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: Houston Astros vs. St. Louis Cardinals
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Christina Kahrl

10-04

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Playoff Prospectus: San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis Cardinals
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Dayn Perry

08-17

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Prospectus Notebook: St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Toronto
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Baseball Prospectus

06-23

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You Could Look It Up: Infinity Edition #4
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Steven Goldman

05-11

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Prospectus Q&A: Mark Johnson
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Thomas Gorman

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In 1907, Stoney McGlynn claimed to have accomplished a rare feat. But did it really happen?

U.S. Grant "Stoney" McGlynn pitched for three seasons in the major league, from 1906 to 1908. His only full season was in 1907, when he pitched in 39 games for the St. Louis Cardinals -- and led the league in losses with 25. His 352.1 innings, 329 hits allowed, and 114 earned runs also led the senior circuit that season. It's a fair to say that his baseball career did not amount to all that much.

McGlynn died in the summer of 1941 at the age of 69. The headline for his obituary written by the Associated Press was "Stoney McGlynn was Baseball Wonder Man". According to the AP report (and McGlynn himself), McGlynn made history in 1907 by recording three outs without ever throwing a pitch.

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As the 1930 Cardinals fought for the World Series, a strange series of telegrams found their way to St. Louis manager Gabby Street.

On September 9, 1930, the St. Louis Cardinals, helmed by skipper Gabby Street, found themselves tied for second place, 2.5 games behind the Chicago Cubs. That morning, Street received a telegram that read:

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The Cardinals sign Carlos Beltran to ease the pain of losing Pujols, and the Mets invite the worst player in baseball to spring training.

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With Tony La Russa retired and Albert Pujols weighing other offers, we look back at a historic manager-player partnership.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

In a piece that originally ran as an "Inside the Park" column on December 8, 2010 and which will also be appearing in the soon-to-be-released Best of Baseball Prospectus, Bradford Doolittle wrote about the special La Russa-Pujols era in St. Louis.
 


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A look at how Tony La Russa was viewed throughout his career on the night of his retirement.

The newly-crowned and paraded World Champion St. Louis Cardinals called a press conference Monday morning. Initial speculation wondered if the Cards had somehow wrangled a long-term contract out of Albert Pujols. Other, more cautious spectators imagined that it was about a contract extension for catcher Yadier Molina. At least one person thought the Cards were making an announcement about the latest Wezen-Ball post.

Instead, the Cardinals shocked the baseball world by announcing the retirement of 34-year-veteran manager Tony La Russa. It would make La Russa the first manager in history to retire following a World Series victory. Considering that the announcement came less than 72 hours after the final out of the Series, it must not have been that difficult of a decision for La Russa.

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October 31, 2011 9:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: Shuffling Through the World Series

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Jason Parks

A humor-tinged recap of one of the most exciting World Series of our generation

Track #1: Iron Maiden: “The Duelist”
“Ready to start the duel begins the best man wins in the end.
A lunge and a feint, a parry too late
A cut to the chest and you're down
Seeing the stain then feeling the pain
Feeling the sweat on your brow.”






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October 31, 2011 9:00 am

Kiss'Em Goodbye: St. Louis Cardinals

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Ben Lindbergh, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

With Albert Pujols, the Cardinals should be a NL Central favorite next season

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fadewhether in September (or before), the league division series, league championship series or World Series. It combines a broad overview from Baseball Prospectus, a front-office take from former MLB GM Jim Bowden, a best- and worst-case scenario ZiPS projection for 2012 from Dan Szymborski, and Kevin Goldstein's farm-system overview.

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Sizing up every facet of each contender in this season's Fall Classic.

The Breakdown

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October 19, 2011 9:00 am

On the Beat: Cardinal Comeback

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John Perrotto

In late August, the Cardinals looked like a longshot to earn a winning record, let alone a pennant.

ST. LOUIS—St. Louisans have the reputation of being among the most knowledgeable baseball fans.

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August 2, 2011 9:00 am

Divide and Conquer, NL Central: Colby Goes to Canada

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Larry Granillo

If Tony La Russa ran Colby Rasmus out of town, it wouldn't be the first time that the skipper's personality clashes forced his team to trade talent.

On Wednesday, the St. Louis Cardinals traded Colby Rasmus and three relief pitchers to the Toronto Blue Jays for a few major-league arms (Edwin Jackson, Octavio Dotel, Marc Rzepczynski), three PTBNLs, and Corey Patterson. The Rasmus Era, which began in 2009 with a promising rookie campaign, finally came to an end after two-plus seasons of sniping and seemingly unmet expectations.

Rasmus was a 22-year-old center fielder and the team’s top prospect in 2009 when he won a spot in the starting lineup for the second game of the season. In 143 games, Rasmus batted .251/.307/.407 with 16 home runs and 72 runs scored. That was only good enough for a .248 True Average, but his strong defense in center (4.3 FRAA) earned Rasmus 1.7 WARP for the season. There might have been some growing pains along the way—there was one game against the Royals where Rasmus moved slowly in the outfield, allowing the runner to stretch a single into a double, that drew some comments from management—but Rasmus looked like a future building block for St. Louis following his rookie campaign.

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July 26, 2011 9:00 am

Divide and Conquer, NL Central: Easy Pickings

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Larry Granillo

The number of games remaining against the division's bottom-dwellers may help determine which Central team goes to the playoffs.

Over the weekend, the Chicago Cubs swept the Houston Astros at Wrigley Field. In the three-game series, Chicago outscored Houston 14-7, as each of the Cubs’ starters went six innings or more. That small stretch of performance was notable because it was the first three-game winning streak the Cubs had had, over 100 games into the season.

Those wins were a nice sign of life from a team some predicted to be the division's dark horse before the season began, but the Cubs are 42-60 even after the series sweep, and no one expects them to roll on to first place or even respectability. They just don't have it in them, and the Astros aren't exactly a team whose defeat inspires celebration. With a .327 winning percentage as the trade deadline approaches, Houston is far-and-away the worst team in baseball.

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Telling the story of a topsy-turvy season through excerpts from AP game stories.

The tale of the National League Central, as told through selected excerpts of the Associated Press and other daily filings:

April 4, AP:

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