All-time St. Louis Cardinals

Apr 23, 2009

Face of the Franchise
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Stan Musial
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Manager: Red Schoendienst

C – Ted Simmons
1B – Albert Pujols
2B – Rogers Hornsby
SS – Ozzie Smith
3B – Ken Boyer
OF – Stan Musial
OF – Lou Brock
OF – Enos Slaughter
DH – Jim Bottomley
Bench:  C Joe Torre, 1B Johnny Mize, 2B Red Schoendienst, OF Joe Medwick

SP – Bob Gibson
SP – Dizzy Dean
SP – Jesse Haines
SP – Harry Brecheen
SP – Bob Forsch
P – Dave Foutz
P – Silver King
P – Bob Caruthers
P – Mort Cooper
P – John Tudor
RP – Lee Smith
RP – Bruce Sutter

That’s the team I came up with. Do you have any changes you’d like to suggest? I’m always open to them.

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12 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Larry
    April 23rd, 2009 at 12:24 pm #

    I think I would switch Medwick to the starting lineup and move Slaughter to the bench. An argument can be made for larussa for Manager but I agree with your choice,
    This is a great team, Comparing it to the other teams they can stay with any team everywhere but The Starting pitching on quite a few teams are a little better than this after Gibson, Dean and Haines. Bulpen is as good as any.

  2. LestersLegends
    April 23rd, 2009 at 12:28 pm #

    Very close. I guess I went with Slaughter because of his longevity with them.

    Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG
    1. E Slaughter 1820 6775 1071 2064 366 135 146 1148 3138 838 429 64 — .381 .463 .305
    2. J Medwick 1216 4747 811 1590 377 81 152 923 2585 264 398 28 — .370 .545 .335

  3. Larry
    April 23rd, 2009 at 12:36 pm #

    Good Point, It could go either way,

    Oh by the way, Thanks for not putting McGuire on the team. I would have gagged.

  4. LestersLegends
    April 23rd, 2009 at 12:39 pm #

    agree. Yeah, Mac doesn’t belong.

  5. Frank
    April 24th, 2009 at 6:36 am #

    In terms of McGuire here, people must remember (as you did) that this organization has a great tradition at first base. The steroid era aside, I wouldn’t include McGuire those listed … and this roster has 4 of them.

    And to think two great Cardinal CFs (Edmonds and Flood) couldn’t make this team. Wow!

  6. LestersLegends
    April 24th, 2009 at 7:05 am #

    I must point out his name is McGwire.

    Yeah, they have had a great history.

  7. Chris
    April 26th, 2009 at 6:22 pm #

    1. 10 or 11 pitchers is more realistic.
    2. Joe Torre should start as catcher with Tim McCarver as reserve.
    3. Frankie Frisch should be a reserve at 2B rather than Red.
    4. Curt Flood should be a reserve outfielder.

  8. LestersLegends
    April 26th, 2009 at 7:02 pm #

    12 pitchers is how i’ve been doing these.
    Ted Simmons is one of the best hitting catchers, even better than Torre.
    Red leads him in virtually every category.
    Curt Flood isn’t good enough.

    http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/stats/historical/player_stats.jsp?c_id=stl&baseballScope=SL4&teamPosCode=all&statType=1&sitSplit=&venueID=&timeFrame=3&timeSubFrame2=0&Submit=Submit&timeSubFrame=0&&sortByStat=H

  9. Larry
    April 26th, 2009 at 8:23 pm #

    Just to add, The Cards are alot like the Yankees and Red Sox with great players who might be all time greats if they were with other teams.

  10. LestersLegends
    April 27th, 2009 at 5:06 am #

    exactly

  11. Eugene
    May 4th, 2009 at 8:01 pm #

    I have to agree that Simmons should be the catcher. Compare his numbers to any catcher in the HOF and you’ll see he ranks in the top 10 in all offensive categories. Here’s hoping the Veteran’s Committee knows that in 2011.

  12. LestersLegends
    May 4th, 2009 at 9:13 pm #

    It’s criminal Eugene that Simmons isn’t in the HOF.

    Here’s my Cooperstown Chronicles post about him.
    http://lesterslegends.com/?p=271

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