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St. Louis Cardinals

St Louis Cardinals
MLB
Established1882
Major league affiliations
National League (1882 - present)
Central Division (1994 - present)
Retired numbers1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 24, 42, 42, 45, 85
ColorsCardinal Red, Navy, White      
St. Louis Cardinals (1900 - present)
St. Louis Perfectos (1899) *St. Louis Brown Stockings/Browns (1882 1898)
Other nicknamesThe Cards, The Redbirds, The Birds, The Birds on the Bat
Ballpark
Busch Stadium (III) (2006 - present)
Busch Stadium (II) (1966 2005) :*a.k.a. Busch Memorial Stadium (1966 1982) *Sportsman's Park (III) (1920 1966) :*a.k.a. Busch Stadium (I) (1953 1966) *Robison Field (1893 1920) :*a.k.a. Cardinal Field (1917 1920) :*a.k.a. League Park (1899 1911) :*a.k.a. Sportsman's Park (II) (1893 1899) *Sportsman's Park (1882 1892)
Major league titles
World Series titles2006198219671964
1946194419421934
19311926 ((10))
NL Pennants2006200419871985
1982 • 1968 • 19671964
1946194419431942
1934193119301928
1926 ((17))
AA Pennants (4)1888 • 1887 • 1886 • 1885
Central Division titles200920062005 • 2004
2002 • 2001 • 2000 • 1996 ((8))
East Division titles (3)1987 • 1985 • 1982
Wild card berths2011 • 2001 ((2))
OwnerWilliam DeWitt, Jr. and Fred Hanser
ManagerTony La Russa

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The St. Louis Cardinals are a professional baseball team based in St. Louis, Missouri. They are members of the Central Division in the National League of Major League Baseball. The Cardinals have won ten World Series championships, the most of any National League team, and second overall only to the New York Yankees, who have 27.

The Cardinals were founded in the American Association in 1882 as the St. Louis Brown Stockings, taking the name from an earlier National League team. They joined the National League in 1892 and have been known as the Cardinals since 1900. The Cardinals began playing in the current Busch Stadium in 2006. The Cardinals have a long standing rivalry with the Chicago Cubs.


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