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St. Louis Cardinals
2019 St. Louis Cardinals season
Established 1882
St Louis Cardinals Cap Insignia.svg
Cap insignia
Major league affiliations
Retired numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 10, 14, 17, 20, 24, 42, 42, 45, 85
Colors
  • Cardinal Red, Navy, White

                 

Name
  • St. Louis Cardinals (1900–present)
  • St. Louis Perfectos (1899)
  • St. Louis Brown Stockings/Browns (1882–1898)
Other nicknames
  • The Cards, The Redbirds, The Birds, The Birds on the Bat
Ballpark
  • 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 titles (11) 2011 • 2006 • 1982 • 1967
1964 • 1946 • 1944 • 1942
1934 • 1931 • 1926
NL Pennants (18) 2013 • 2011 • 2006 • 2004
1987 • 1985 • 1982 • 1968
1967 • 1964 • 1946 • 1944
1943 • 1942 • 1934 • 1931
1930 • 1928 • 1926
AA Pennants (4) 1888 • 1887 • 1886 • 1885
Central Division titles (8) 2015 • 2014 • 2013 • 2009
2006 • 2005 • 2004 • 2002
2001 • 2000 • 1996
East Division titles (3)  1987 • 1985 • 1982
Wild card berths (3)  2012 • 2011 • 2001
Front office
Owner(s) William DeWitt, Jr., Fred Hanser (1996-Present), and Klingaman Group
Manager Mike Matheny (2012-Present)
General Manager John Mozeliak (2007-Present)

The St. Louis Cardinals (also called "the Cards" or "the Redbirds") are a Major League Baseball team based in St. Louis, Missouri. They are part of the Central Division in the National League. The Cardinals have won a National League record 11 World Series championships, second in Major League Baseball for most championships behind the New York Yankees, who have 27. They last won a World Series in 2011.

The Cardinals were started by the American Association in 1882 as the St. Louis Brown Stockings, who got their name from an earlier National League team. They joined the National League in 1892 and have been known as the Cardinals ever since 1900. The Cardinals began play in the current Busch Stadium in 2006, becoming the first team since 1923 to win the World Series in their first season in a new ballpark. They are the oldest current professional sports franchise west of the Mississippi River. The Cardinals have a strong rivalry with the Chicago Cubs that began in 1885.

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