Posted 1 year ago
The Luck of the 'Red Bird'. Many don't realize but up to 1925 no Cardinal bird was present on the uniform until 1926; and that's when they Defeated the Yankee Empire winning first Pennant and WORLD SERIES that same year, thus lighting the fire and starting the Cardinal Empire, the Kings of the National League.... Think that was just luck? Well listen to this....... Someone made a very bad decision. (probably a Yankee spy LOL) Shortly after winning in 1946 the Lucky Red Bird was removed from the chest and onto the sleeve of the uniform. (and insult to injury the LEFT sleeve) That decade; starting an 18 year drought that lasted ALL of the 1950's making no contender to the Powerful Yankees Empire allowing Yanks to dominate the 1950's. (I figure at least 4 of 6 Yankee WS wins would have been won by the Cards.) This is where it makes that Red Bird obviously the Soul of the Cardinal Power. In 1964 they not only put it back on the chest and removed from the sleeve but ADDED reinforcements; The Second 'Red Bird'. The powerful duo were leading the way to win it ALL in 1964, 67, and the Pennant in 68. They have never left the Uniforms Chest are again.
I say 4 from their 6 only because presently we are ahead of the Yankees head to head in the World Series with 3 wins out of 5....
If your a Yankee fan; myself and the vast majority of Cardinal Fans have the Highest Respect for your organization and what they have achieved. I will always tip my cap in respect to the New York Yankees. Only Redsox and Mariner fans are allowed to Hate you) Sorry to my home team Seattle Mariners, but your organization just plane Stinks...
This is something I custom made myself. It contains all 11 Wold Series Victories, the 5 St. Louis hosted All Star Games, history of Busch Stadium, and a few miscellaneous others.
My next project will have all 18 of their National League Pennant victories.