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The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time 

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List Rules Please only rank the players based on their time with the Cardinals

This is a list of the Greatest St. Louis Cardinals in the history of the franchise. One of the most celebrated franchises in baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals have been the standard for consistent excellence in the National League for many years. This traditional power has been to 18 World Series, winning 11. Many of the best players in baseball history have been members of the St. Louis Cardinals. 

Stan Musial is known to many as the best St. Louis Cardinals player ever. During his 24 year career, "Stan The Man" best represents the model of consistency that the Cardinals stand for. He played in 24 All Star Games (tied with Willie Mays and Hank Aaron for the most all time) and is a 3-time MVP winner (1943, 1946, 1948). When he retired, Musial held or shared 17 major league records, 29 National League records, and 9 All-Star Game records. The Cardinals won 3 World Series championships during his time with the team. The Cardinals honored Musial by placing a statue of him in front of Busch Stadium, an honor bestowed on only the best players in their history.

Bob Gibson is considered not only considered one of the best pitchers in St. Louis Cardinals history, but also in the history of baseball. The fiery fireballer set a Major League record in 1968 when he posted a 1.12 ERA and is one of the few pitchers to win the MVP Award that same year. Gibson's competitive nature is legendary. He often intimidated his opponents by throwing fastballs up and in. Gibson's number 45 was retired by the Cardinals in 1981 and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame that same year.

This is a list of the Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time. If you see someone who should be on this list, feel free to add him. Vote and rerank this list as you deem fit.
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Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman
2
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Pitcher
3
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Manager, Second baseman
4
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Shortstop
5
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
First baseman
6
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder
7
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
RawnToler added Catcher
Catcher
8
Dizzy Dean is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Pitcher
9
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Second baseman
10
Enos Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Right fielder
11
Joe Medwick is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder
12
Bruce Sutter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Pitcher
13
Ted Simmons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Designated hitter, Catcher
14
Ken Boyer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Third baseman
15
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
First baseman
16
Willie McGee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder
17
Chris Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
18
Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
First baseman, Center fielder
19
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher
20
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
First baseman
21
Scott Rolen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Third baseman
22
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
First baseman
23
Curt Flood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Outfielder, Center fielder
24
Frankie Frisch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Second baseman
25
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Pitcher