St. Louis Cardinals
William DeWitt, Jr.
Manager: Mike Matheny
Team Icon: Ozzie Smith
AAA Minor League Affiliate: Memphis Redbirds
World Series Titles: 1926, 1931, 1934, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1964, 1967, 1982, 2006, 2011
Stadium: Busch Stadium (III) (2006–present)
Previous Ball Parks:
Busch Stadium (II) (1966–2005), Sportsman's Park (1920–1966), Robison Field (1893–1920), Sportsman's Park (1882–1892)
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis began its storied history as the St. Louis Brown Stockings which was later shortened to the Browns. In 1899 the
team changed its name to the Perfectos, most likely in hope of never losing another game. To go with their new name they also changed
their sock color to red.
During that season a reporter overheard a woman comment on the team's new red socks as a "lovely shade of cardinal." The columnist,
Willie McHale, referred to the team as the Cardinals in his newspaper column and the fans loved it. So much so that the team officially
changed the team name to Cardinals the next year of 1900.
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