As the 2013 season approaches, the Cardinals have another budding superstar manning first base in Allen Craig.
Craig showed last season that he has the potential to be an anchor there for many years to come. He has a decent glove, but much more importantly, the guy can rake. Hopefully he'll follow up his great 2012 with a spectacular 2013.
But as I think about the potential Craig is exhibiting, it makes me think about all the greats that have manned first base for the Cardinals over their illustrious history.
The list was actually better than I thought it would be. I grew up in the Whitey Ball era where, outside of a rarely healthy Jack Clark, there wasn't a lot to point to. But there are some big names who have manned first base for the Redbirds.
So after some digging, here is my list of the top five first basemen in St. Louis Cardinals history.