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Charlie Hollocher, shortstop, played his entire career for the Chicago Cubs.

Charlie Hollocher: A lost legend

Daniel Tobias, political editor March 20, 2021

What does a gravestone say about the life of the person beneath it? In cemeteries, there are thousands of gravestones marking not only dead bodies, but the stories of the lives they lived. Instinctively,...

Here are the three players who have made their mark at the third base position, while wearing the birds on the bat.

Triple threat: Top three Cardinals third basemen

Henry Chappell, sports editor February 17, 2021

The Cardinals: known as one of the MLB’s most historic franchises. A staple of what a winning team is, with an astounding 11 World Series championships and 23 National League (NL) pennants. The franchise...

The forgotten stars of the Negro Leagues

The forgotten stars of the Negro Leagues

Jack Matousek and Daniel Tobias October 27, 2020

The St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals looked a little different as they took the field for their Sep. 22 game at Kauffman Stadium. St. Louis dressed in blue, while the Royals sported red caps...

The plaques from the classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016 hang on the walls of the Hall of Fame. Photos courtesy of Google under the creative commons license.

The perfect Hall of Fame ballot

Daniel Tobias, sports writer January 20, 2020

January’s frigid weather and the fading memories of last year’s World Series make baseball season feel hopelessly distant. Yet even if there are no blockbuster trades, baseball fans can still find...

Astros' manager A.J. Hinch shown banging on a trash can to depict the Astros' sign stealing scandal.

Astronomical fraud

Benji Wilton, print editor December 16, 2019

Leading the Houston Astros 3-1 in the bottom of the 8th, Chicago White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar stared down his catcher, Kevan Smith, anticipating the sign that would dictate his next pitch. Astros catcher...

Sam Bryan, junior, sits inside Kirkwood High Schools home dugout.

Top of his field

Jack Matousek, sports writer October 27, 2019
Sam Bryan recently committed to University of Missouri to play Division 1 baseball. Read his story here.
The rules. I know they are part of Baseball and they shouldn’t be broken, but what about unwritten rules?

No right way

Henry Chappell , sports writer October 22, 2019

The rules. I know they are part of Baseball and they shouldn’t be broken, but what about unwritten rules? To me, they ruin sports and make the games less fun to watch. Bat flips in baseball should not...

Benji Wilton and Hayden Davidson discuss in this podcast, as well as predict which players and MLB teams will make a splash in 2019.

TKC talks MLB: 2019 predictions

Benji Wilton and Hayden Davidson May 2, 2019

After three years of missing the postseason, the St. Louis Cardinals made major moves in the offseason in order to improve their roster and make a push for the postseason. In a crowded field of strong...

Ever since the late 1800s, when the Cardinals and Cubs battled it out as the St. Louis Browns and the Chicago White Stockings, the two teams and their fans have loathed each other.

Revving up the rivalry

Benji Wilton, sports editor March 14, 2019

“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...

The Cardinals’ dominance for the past decade and a half led fans to both surprise and disappointment when the team missed the playoffs for the third consecutive season in 2018. Yeah, 88 wins leaves a lot to be desired.

2019 St. Louis Cardinals preview

Hayden Davidson, sports writer March 12, 2019

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...

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