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    Last year, the NL Central was probably deepest division in the National League as three prominent teams battled for the division crown. The St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs all had a chance to win the division down the stretch. However, after the Cardinals won the division by two games (100-62), the Pirates (98-64) and Cubs (97-65) secured both spots in the National League Wild Card Game, where the two division foes met for a chance to face St. Louis in the NLDS. 

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The Cardinals have controlled the NL Central in recent years. Although all three years have seen tight races, St. Louis has captured the division crown in each the last three seasons.

This offseason, the Cardinals suffered a few major…

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    Home Run Record

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    Raelyn Hoffmann Davis Purple 1 20 April, 2016 Mark McGwire Breaks the Home Run Record September 8th, 1998; many of you may remember this date by a birthday or an anniversary, but this day was more than that. This date was a great day in history where a hero was born and a legend was created. September 8th, 1998 represents the day that Mark McGwire broke the record for the most home runs in a single season. “The 1998 Major League Baseball home run chase in Major League Baseball was the race…

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    Stan Musial Research Paper

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    people don’t know about Stan Musial. He is maybe one of the greatest players of all-time. Stan Musial’s childhood saw great things ahead. He was born on November 21, 1920, in Donora, PA to Lukasz and Mary Musial. (Finkel.) Musial was the 5th of 6 children. Growing up he frequently played the game of baseball, and at the age of 15, he began playing on a semi-pro team in Donora. (Stan Musial.) It was there that St. Louis Cardinal scouts discovered him and they offered him a contract as a pitcher…

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    Out of 150 picks, only 58 players were selected more than once, translating to 38.6% of the picks not changing teams. This seemed reasonable until I saw that the reigning MVPs and Cy Young winners were not selected at all and numerous other All-Stars received zero votes. The unwillingness of GMs to select elite players was likely due to the theory that the elite players would be selected by at least one other team. Only two teams selected five elite players, Philadelphia and St. Louis.…

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    A long time ago on the dusty baseball diamonds with beautiful green grass in the overlooking outfield with the sound of roaring cheering fans showing team and city pride built the legends of “slammin” Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs and Mark Mcgwire of the St. Louis Cardinals. In the summer of 1998, the two sluggers engaged in what is the most spectacular display of offense in the modern era of the game of baseball” since Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle were teammates and tried to go after Babe…

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    Yogi Berra Biography

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    Imagine this: you are up to bat, in the 1947 World Series, and the crowd is chanting your name. Here’s wind up, then the pitch, you swing the bat, and the ball goes soaring. Going, going, going, gone! The crowd goes wild! You just hit a first pitch home run of a World Series. It Seems like an unreal dream, doesn't it? Well this was a reality for the legendary man known as Yogi Berra. This paper will uncover the life of Yogi Berra; covering his birth and childhood in St. Louis, Missouri, his…

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    1985 World Series

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    October day, October twenty-sixth, 1985 to be exact. Two Missouri teams are practicing for World Series Game Six, the Saint Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals. It was the second time in history that two Missouri teams faced each other in the World Series. The Cardinals were up in the series three-two, they just had to win that night’s game and they would become the 1985 World Series champions. This series will become known for having one of the worst calls in sports history. The…

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    were black, you were forced to play in a completely different, segregated league. So Robinson played through the NNL(National Negro League) Playing for the Kansas City Monarchs, he was a second baseman, and made he made about $300 a month. He didn’t know it, but soon his life was about to change. (MLB.com) Branch Rickey was a man who would play a huge part in Jackie Robinson’s journey to breaking the color barrier. He was a former player for the St. Louis Brown and the New York Yankees. He…

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    Even those who looked up to him as a role model changed opinions after he openly announced that he had cheated. The question is, would you respect him as a hitter even though he cheated? Greg Ziemann said “I think he was a good hitter, and the steroids helped boost him up in their later years. Even when he was younger he was a good hitter, but the older he got the more the steroids pushed his career.” He still respects his hitting ability, even though he cheated in his later years. His…

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    season as a manager. Yogi managed the Mets from 1972-1975 with a record of 292-296 with them and with the Yankees he managed for a little over 2 (1964, 1984-1985), with a record of 192-148. A combined total of 484-444. He had problems dealing with management his entire coaching career, until the very end where he was able to find a good place to coach, with the Houston Astros. First Time Managing the Yankees. When he started coaching, in 1963, he was still a player with the Yankees, he played…

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