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Baseball The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time  

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There have been many St. Louis Cardinals managers, and with this list, user votes determine the best St. Louis Cardinals manager of all time. How? By ranking every St. Louis Cardinals manager in the team's history from best to worst based on votes from baseball fanatics.  If you're a walking MLB encyclopedia, then vote up the top St. Louis Cardinals coaches and vote down any managers who hobbled the Cardinals on the field.

Tony La Russa won two World Series as the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals from 1996-2011. La Russa is also the longest tenured manager in team history. Long before his time, Billy Southworth managed the team from 1940 to 1945. Southworth is the only other Cardinals manager with two World Series rings.

Vote up the winningest St. Louis Cardinals managers, as well as the Cardinals coaches you liked based on intangibles. Rerank the list to share your own definitive version of this Cardinals mangers list, then see if your favorites made the cut among the greatest baseball managers ever.
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45 10
Tony La Russa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
age 74

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40 8
Whitey Herzog is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
age 87

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27 5
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18 6
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Died at 67 (1896-1963)

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27 16
Mike Matheny is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
age 48

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15 6
Frankie Frisch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Died at 75 (1898-1973)

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20 11
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
age 78

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15 7
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Died at 76 (1893-1969)

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8 3
Eddie Stanky is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Died at 83 (1916-1999)

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8 3
Branch Rickey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Died at 84 (1881-1965)

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7 2
Marty Marion is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Died at 95 (1916-2011)

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10 6
Charles Comiskey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Died at 72 (1859-1931)

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5 1
Bill McKechnie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Died at 79 (1886-1965)

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6 3
Gabby Street is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Gabby Street Died at 69 (1882-1951)

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5 2
Kid Nichols is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Died at 84 (1869-1953)

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5 2
Miller Huggins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Died at 50 (1879-1929)

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6 4
Johnny Keane is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Died at 56 (1911-1967)

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2 0
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Mike Shildt

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5 4
Eddie Dyer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Died at 65 (1899-1964)

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4 3
Ned Cuthbert is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Ned Cuthbert Died at 60 (1845-1905)

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3 2
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Died at 65 (1879-1944)

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4 4
Tommy McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Died at 59 (1863-1922)

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3 3
Chris von der Ahe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Chris von der Ahe

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3 3
Jack Glasscock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Died at 90 (1857-1947)

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3 3
Chief Roseman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Chief Roseman Died at 82 (1856-1938)

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2 2
Ken Boyer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Died at 51 (1931-1982)

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2 2
Fred Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Died at 45 (1919-1964)

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3 4
Solly Hemus is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
age 95

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3 4
Jimmy Williams is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Died at 89 (1876-1965)

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3 4
Mike Jorgensen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Mike Jorgensen age 70

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3 4
Count Campau is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Died at 75 (1863-1938)

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2 3
Ted Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Ted Sullivan Died at 78 (1851-1929)

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2 3
Roger Connor is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Died at 74 (1857-1931)

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2 3
Doggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Died at 45 (1864-1909)

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2 3
Bob Caruthers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Died at 47 (1864-1911)

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2 3
Louie Heilbroner is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Louie Heilbroner Died at 72 (1861-1933)

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2 3
Tommy Dowd is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Tommy Dowd Died at 64 (1869-1933)

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2 3
Arlie Latham is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Died at 92 (1860-1952)

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2 3
Jack Krol is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Jack Krol Died at 58 (1936-1994)

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1 2
Stan Hack is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Died at 70 (1909-1979)

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1 2
Jack Hendricks is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Jack Hendricks Died at 68 (1875-1943)

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3 5
John Kerins is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Died at 52 (1858-1910)

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3 5
Vern Rapp is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
age 90

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2 4
Al Buckenberger is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Al Buckenberger Died at 56 (1861-1917)

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2 4
George Gore is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Died at 76 (1857-1933)

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1 3
Lew Phelan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Lew Phelan Died at 69 (1864-1933)

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1 3
Bob O'Farrell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Died at 92 (1896-1988)

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1 3
Harry Walker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Died at 83 (1916-1999)

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1 3
Joe Gerhardt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Joe Gerhardt Died at 67 (1855-1922)

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1 3
Bill Watkins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time
Died at 79 (1858-1937)