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TKC talks MLB: 2019 predictions

TKC talks MLB: 2019 predictions

Benji Wilton and Hayden Davidson

May 2, 2019


Filed under Podcasts, Sports

Benji Wilton and Hayden Davidson break down their predictions for the 2019 MLB season, including an analysis of the St. Louis Cardinals' outlook.

Revving up the rivalry

Revving up the rivalry

Benji Wilton, sports editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under Sports

“Who would want to play in St. Louis? Boring. So boring. I always get asked, ‘Where would you like to play? Where would you not like to play?’ St. Louis is on the list of places I don’t like to play. It’s rough.” When Chicago Cubs star third baseman Kris Bryant said these words on a come...

2019 St. Louis Cardinals preview

2019 St. Louis Cardinals preview

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

March 12, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

With the best Cardinals first baseman since Pujols and the best relief pitcher since Isringhausen, it’s a new era of baseball in St. Louis. Until 2018, the Birds on the Bat had not been excluded from the postseason three years in a row since the turn of the century. From 2004 to 2014, Cardinals fa...

Cardinals Christmas wishlist

Cardinals Christmas wishlist

Zack Deutschmann, features writer

December 11, 2018


Filed under Sports

The baseball season has come and gone, and for the fourth time in 15 years, the Boston Red Sox have won the World Series. Built upon the acquisition of free agent stars, as well as the development of promising young players, the Red Sox won 105 games to win the AL East, beating the Yankees in the AL...

Bonds of cheating

Bonds of cheating

Benji Wilton, sports editor

August 23, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

For former Major League Baseball (MLB) stars such as Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Mark McGwire, January is a time for waiting. Continually standing by for the ultimate recognition they believe they deserve. But for the past six years, when the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) voted on Hall of F...

Where are they now: Steve Stewart

Where are they now: Steve Stewart

Jane Stewart, communications editor

January 22, 2018


Filed under Where are they now

Strapped in large ski goggles and sporting their postseason gear, the Kansas City Royals team jumps and screams in the locker room as they spray each other with champagne in celebration of their 2015 World Series Championship. Right in the midst of it all stood Steve Stewart, Kansas City Royals radio bro...

Which St. Louis Cardinals player are you?

Which St. Louis Cardinals player are you?

Benji Wilton, features writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under Quizzes, Sports

Are you a home run hitter or a defensive star? Are you the first one to arrive to the game or the first one to leave? Take this quiz to find out which St. Louis Cardinals player you relate to. ...

Sports briefing week Oct. 30 – Nov. 5

Sports briefing week Oct. 30 – Nov. 5

Daniel Kim, sports writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

Houston Astros win the World Series For the first time in franchise history, “The Stros” are the champions after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in World Series Game 7 on Nov. 1. This is not only a monumental moment for the Astros organization, but also for the Houston community. After H...

Spring superstitions

Spring superstitions

Maisie Bradley, sports writer

March 12, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

TKC asked eight student-athletes about their off-the-field efforts to ensure a successful spring season. Below are their responses. art by Lizzie Stobbe...

Scholastic Journalism Week: The best fans in baseball?

Scholastic Journalism Week: The best fans in baseball?

Ryan Davidson, editor-in-chief

February 23, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Sports, Top Stories

I've often considered myself to be the luckiest man on the face of the Earth. Born from blasts by McGwire and raised on roundtrippers by Pujols, I know nothing else than to worship the Birds on the Bat and everything they stand for. Talent isn't everything. It’s not over until it's over. An 83...

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