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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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707 56
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Stan Musial Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

2
552 69
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Bob Gibson Pitcher

3
468 82
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Rogers Hornsby Manager, Second baseman

4
528 127
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Ozzie Smith Shortstop

5
448 90
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Lou Brock Outfielder, Left fielder

6
554 162
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

7
512 138
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
RawnToler added Yadier Molina Catcher - Catcher

8
342 71
Dizzy Dean is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Dizzy Dean Pitcher

9
274 93
Willie McGee is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Willie McGee Outfielder, Center fielder

10
253 68
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Red Schoendienst Second baseman

11
269 100
Chris Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Chris Carpenter Starting pitcher, Pitcher

12
265 112
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Adam Wainwright Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

13
189 43
Joe Medwick is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Joe Medwick Outfielder, Left fielder

14
260 92
Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Jim Edmonds First baseman, Center fielder

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

15
205 68
Bruce Sutter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Bruce Sutter Pitcher

16
206 60
Ted Simmons is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Ted Simmons Designated hitter, Catcher

17
211 47
Enos Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Enos Slaughter Right fielder

18
177 44
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Johnny Mize First baseman

19
185 45
Ken Boyer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Ken Boyer Third baseman

20
263 124
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Mark McGwire First baseman

21
153 52
Curt Flood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Curt Flood Outfielder, Center fielder

The Best Relish Brands

22
152 64
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Keith Hernandez First baseman

23
134 39
Vince Coleman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Vince Coleman Outfielder, Left fielder

24
114 39
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Joe Torre Manager, Catcher, First baseman

25
111 54
Ray Lankford is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Ray Lankford Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

26
155 67
Scott Rolen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Scott Rolen Third baseman

27
105 29
Bob Forsch is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Bob Forsch Pitcher

28
152 75
Matt Holliday is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Matt Holliday Outfielder, Left fielder

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

29
104 18
Frankie Frisch is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Frankie Frisch Second baseman

30
113 56
Tom Herr is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
BillMaxson added Tom Herr Second baseman

31
112 27
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Steve Carlton Pitcher

32
78 24
Jim Bottomley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Jim Bottomley First baseman

33
93 32
Marty Marion is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
jerpol added Marty Marion Shortstop

34
93 40
Tim McCarver is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Tim McCarver Catcher

35
80 36
Mike Shannon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
RobLein added Mike Shannon Right fielder, Outfielder, Third baseman

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
123 57
Matt Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Matt Carpenter First baseman, Third baseman

37
103 48
John Tudor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
John Tudor Pitcher

38
90 29
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
RobLein added Roger Maris Right fielder, Outfielder

39
69 37
Jack Clark is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jack Clark Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

40
61 30
Terry Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Terry Pendleton Third baseman

41
62 23
Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Lee Smith Relief pitcher, Pitcher

42
63 35
Bill White is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
jerpol added Bill White Outfielder, First baseman

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

43
72 54
Jason Isringhausen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
leftyshark added Jason Isringhausen Relief pitcher, Pitcher

44
81 53
David Freese is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added David Freese Third baseman

45
61 39
Mort Cooper is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Mort Cooper Pitcher

46
48 15
Paul Dean is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
RobLein added Paul Dean Pitcher

47
46 26
Matt Morris is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Matt Morris Pitcher

48
93 78
Mike Matheny is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
jon2janson added Mike Matheny Manager, Catcher

49
52 22
Edgar Rentería is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Edgar Rentería Shortstop

50
44 16
Todd Worrell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Todd Worrell Relief pitcher, Pitcher