Eleven World Series championships, eighteen pennants and seventeen MVP awards, each second or tied for second all-time behind only the New York Yankees. The Cardinals' list of accomplishments is stunning, and there is little argument to be made that the team's legacy ranks second only to the Bronx Bombers.
The team's thrilling 2011 postseason was a reminder that in their 129 years of history, the Redbirds have had more than their fair share of thrilling moments. Some of the greatest players in the annals of baseball have worn the Birds on the Bat, and these players—Stan Musial, Rogers Hornsby, Lou Brock, Bob Gibson, Albert Pujols and others—have given Cardinals fans some of the most significant and unforgettable moments in baseball history.
Some of the greatest moments in Cardinals history came in the postseason, when it mattered most, while others were quieter behind-the-scenes moves that set the Cards up for greatness in the years following. Each of these moments were critical in defining the Cardinals as one of the greatest franchises in the history of Major League Baseball.
Here we rank the Top 20 Greatest Moments in St. Louis Cardinals franchise history.