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St. Louis Cardinals: The Greatest MLB Team Ever

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 23: Ryan Chruch #19 of the New York Mets rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 23, 2009 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals beat the Mets 12-8.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Matt 'Frostin' FooteCorrespondent IMay 2, 2009

The St.Louis Cardinals have the best team in baseball, so its time to finally write down my feelings...

You all said psh, the Cardinals, yeah maybe a second-place team but nothing special. This is a perfect example of Cardinal tradition.

Excuse me; let's start from the beginning. So way back in the the 1880's and '90s, the Cardinals were kickin' butt in the AA, winning a few series that were precursors to the WS.

Then in 1900 they were named from the Perfectos to the Cardinals a year after they had the greatest pitcher ever, Cy Young. 

Twenty years went by some very good teams but nothin clicked enough until 1926, when Ol' Rogers Hornsby along with Billy Southworth, Specs, Sunny Jim, Grover Alexander, and Chick Hafey beat the Yankees in seven, proving to the World they were Champions.

Then a few years later, the Gashouse Gang of Dizzy Dean, Pepper Martin, and Leo Durocher along with a great man in Branch Rickey tore up the '30s winning a couple more series.

But it really heated up in the '40s with Red, Musial, and Cooper winning a few more World Series.

The '60s were possibly the greatest era for Cardinals baseball with Brock and Gibson, and Cepada taking it their way for a few more WS wins.

Then came the 70's: no WS wins, but Torre came to town. The '80s ushered in Whitey Ball and Smith with Coleman and Forsch, and Willie McGee.

The '90s brought the tainted McGwire. And the new Century gave us Edmonds, Eckstein, Pujols, Carpenter, Rolen, Izzy, and Yadi.

Yeah, the Yankees have more WS wins, but the money factor there compared to here has been differentials of millions, but we have proven to field teams good enough to give us the second most WS wins ever. 2009 will make it 11.

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