1,001 Little-Known Fun Facts about the St. Louis Cardinals is a great book for Cardinals fans to read through a page at a time, or chapter by chapter.Information is presented in one to several sentence passages and organized into thirteen different themes and accompanied with seventeen illustrations of famous players.
Did you know?
Branch Rickey moved from the American League's St. Louis Browns to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1919 as the general manager and established a farm system for developing players. The rewards were reaped for decades.
A Most Valuable Player award for the World Series began in 1955. Since then, the Cardinals have had the World Series MVP five times: Bob Gibson in 1964 (2-1 record, 31 strike outs), Gibson in 1967 (3-0 record, 26 strike outs), Darrell Porter in 1982 (.286 batting average, five RBI), David Eckstein in 2006 (.364 batting average, four RBI) and David Freese in 2011 (.348 batting average, seven RBI, walk-off HR in Game 6).