The St. Louis Cardinals are an American professional baseball club headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. They play in Major League Baseball's National League's Central Division. Since its inception in 1882, the team has gone under three names: the Perfectos, the Browns, and the present one. The current name was adopted in 1945 when the franchise decided to honor their former players by naming the new team after them. Before that time, they were known as the Blues or the Buckeyes.
The Cardinals have won more than 100 games five times, most recently in 2006 when they finished with a record of 88-74. They also ranked first in the NL Central division in 1956 and 1957 before moving to the Midwest Division in 1958. In 1992, the team moved back to the Central Division, but they have not been able to repeat their previous success. As of 2017, they have a record of 544-567 (the best record of any NL team since the World War II years).
Their home stadium is Busch Stadium. The Cardinals have called it home since it opened in April 27, 2006. Before that, they used to use Sportsman's Park and then Roosevelt Stadium until they moved into Busch Stadium.
Sportsman's Park was built in 1890 by William DeWitt Bush as a replacement for the Washington University campus ballpark that he had built four years earlier.
The St. Louis Cardinals are a major league baseball team headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. They compete in Major League Baseball's (MLB) National League (NL). The Cardinals have won more than 130 games five times and been to the World Series nine times, most recently in 2006. They also made the World Series in 1992 and 1997 without winning as many as 10 games.
The franchise was founded in St. Louis in 1882 by William Henry "Harry" Walker (who had played for the Boston Red Caps during that club's inaugural season) and Edward Bartholomew as the Association Football Club. The pair decided to switch to baseball after their first game, a 3-2 loss to the Chicago White Stockings. The Cardinals originally named their team the Perfectos before changing it to Spaldings in 1889. A year later, they adopted their current name when they bought the contract of Louisville Colonels pitcher John McGraw. McGraw then helped the team win its first pennant title that same year.
The Cardinals played their first official game on April 15, 1883, at Foreman Field against the Chicago Browns. The game ended in a 1-1 tie. The Cardinals' first home game was two days later against the Chicago White Stockings. They lost that game 2-0.
Cardinals of St. Louis The St. Louis Cardinals are a professional baseball team in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals are a Major League Baseball (MLB) club that plays in the National League (NL) Central division. The Cardinals have played their home games at Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis since the 2006 season. In the early 20th century, several teams called St. Louis by this name including the now-defunct St. Louis Browns and Boston Red Sox.
The current Cardinals franchise was founded in 1882 when they joined the American Association. They have won five World Series titles between 1911 and 1955, more than any other team. The Cardinals have been in the NL Central division since its creation in 1995 after spending most of their history in the American League. The Cardinals have won two World Series titles in recent years: 2005 and 2006. Before those seasons, the last time the Cardinals had won more than one World Series title was in 1946, when they also won eight pennants in nine years.
The Cardinals' official mascot is Tomahawk Tom and the team's colors are red and white.
You may have heard of some of the other St. Louis teams that have played over the years including the Blues, Rollers, Rhinos, and Rockets. None of these teams have survived long into the future league era. The only current major league team based in St. Louis is the Cardinals.