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St. Louis Cardinals

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The Resume

    (1876- )
    Located in St. Louis, Missouri
    Known as the St. Louis Brown Stockings (1876-98), St. Louis Perfectors (1899-99), St. Louis Cardinals (1900- )
    Eleven World Series Championships (1926, 31, 34, 42, 44, 46, 64, 67, 82, 2006, 2011)
    Players include Rogers Hornsby, Dizzy Dean, Joe Medwick, Stan Musial, Lou Brock, Bob Gibson, Joe Torre, Ozzie Smith, Lee Smith, Dennis Eckersley, Jim Edmonds, Mark McGwire, Edgar Renteria, Albert Pujols
    Nine retired numbers include Ozzie Smith's #1, Red Schoendienst's #2, Stan Musial's #6, Enos Slaughter's #9, Ken Boyer's #14, Dizzy Dean's #17, Lou Brock's #20, Bob Gibson's #45 and August Busch, Jr's #85

Why they might be annoying:

    They renamed themselves the Cardinals after being known as the Perfectos for one season.
    Fred Saigh threatened to sell the team to someone who would move them out-of-town if somebody didn't step up and buy them from him (1952).
    They helped keep the Red Sox fans in misery by beating Boston two times since The Curse kicked off (1946, 67).
    They've been nicknamed 'El Birdos,' the 'Redbirds' and the 'Cards.'
    In 1990, they finished last in their division for the first time since 1918.
    Mark McGwire's home run chase in 1998 overshadowed the fact that the Cardinals finished in 3rd place in the NL Central Division.

Why they might not be annoying:

    They were named the Cardinals after sportswriter Willie McHale heard a female fan say, 'What a lovely shade of cardinal,' which he used in his column. From there it became something that fans referred to the team as and ownership eventually changed their name.
    Rogers Hornsby won the Triple Crown twice in a Cardinals jersey (1922, 25).
    Rogers Hornsby's 1924 .424 batting average is the highest of all batting averages during the 1900's.
    They beat the Yankees in a 7 game series in their first World Series appearance (1926).
    Joe Medwick won the Triple Crown for the third time in Cardinals history in 1937.
    After Fred Saigh made it clear that he wanted to sell the team, Anheuser-Busch, Inc., led by Augusta A. Busch, Jr. stepped in and bought the team.
    Stan Musial and Bob Gibson spent their entire careers in St. Louis.
    Jim Edmonds said that St. Louis is the best place to play baseball in.
    They have a great feud against the Chicago Cubs.
    Broadcaster Jack Buck and pitcher Darryl Kile both passed away in 2002.
    They have some of the most loyal fans in all of baseball.
    They're the second team to win ten World Series wins, while the Yankees have 26 (2006).
    They're arguably the most storied National League franchise.

Credit: His Name is Robert

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Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 35 Votes: 5.71% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 23 Votes: 13.04% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 88 Votes: 42.05% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 48 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 29 Votes: 58.62% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 21 Votes: 52.38% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 97 Votes: 50.52% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 137 Votes: 78.10% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 335 Votes: 74.33% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 60 Votes: 65.00% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 91 Votes: 50.55% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 50 Votes: 66.00% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 147 Votes: 51.02% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 675 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 695 Votes: 45.90% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 648 Votes: 47.84% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 69 Votes: 55.07% Annoying