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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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545 35
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

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2
430 43
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Bob Gibson Pitcher

3
365 59
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Rogers Hornsby Manager, Second baseman

4
408 83
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Ozzie Smith Shortstop

5
353 63
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Lou Brock Outfielder, Left fielder

6
409 118
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

7
378 102
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
260 58
Dizzy Dean is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Dizzy Dean Pitcher

9
215 67
Willie McGee is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Willie McGee Outfielder, Center fielder

10
213 76
Chris Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Chris Carpenter Starting pitcher, Pitcher

11
207 63
Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Jim Edmonds First baseman, Center fielder

12
192 54
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Red Schoendienst Second baseman

13
216 83
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Adam Wainwright Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

14
167 35
Enos Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Enos Slaughter Right fielder

15
161 53
Bruce Sutter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Bruce Sutter Pitcher

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16
161 45
Ted Simmons is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Ted Simmons Designated hitter, Catcher

17
146 28
Joe Medwick is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Joe Medwick Outfielder, Left fielder

18
142 29
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Johnny Mize First baseman

19
143 33
Ken Boyer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Ken Boyer Third baseman

20
194 91
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Mark McGwire First baseman

21
115 38
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

22
113 48
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Keith Hernandez First baseman

23
100 25
Vince Coleman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Vince Coleman Outfielder, Left fielder

24
87 22
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
117 42
Matt Holliday is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Matt Holliday Outfielder, Left fielder

26
81 8
Frankie Frisch is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Frankie Frisch Second baseman

27
75 40
Ray Lankford is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Ray Lankford Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

28
112 51
Scott Rolen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Scott Rolen Third baseman

29
71 19
Bob Forsch is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Bob Forsch Pitcher

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30
91 44
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
81 16
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Steve Carlton Pitcher

32
69 27
Tim McCarver is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Tim McCarver Catcher

33
72 24
Marty Marion is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
jerpol added Marty Marion Shortstop

34
56 18
Jim Bottomley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Jim Bottomley First baseman

35
89 34
Matt Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Matt Carpenter First baseman, Third baseman

36
84 40
John Tudor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
John Tudor Pitcher

37
54 25
Mike Shannon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
RobLein added Mike Shannon Right fielder, Outfielder, Third baseman

38
50 25
Jack Clark is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jack Clark Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

39
60 18
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
RobLein added Roger Maris Right fielder, Outfielder

40
45 18
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
45 12
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
53 26
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

43
56 39
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

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44
75 50
Mike Matheny is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
jon2janson added Mike Matheny Manager, Catcher

45
56 38
David Freese is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added David Freese Third baseman

46
50 34
Mort Cooper is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Mort Cooper Pitcher

47
32 10
Paul Dean is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
RobLein added Paul Dean Pitcher

48
33 8
Todd Worrell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Todd Worrell Relief pitcher, Pitcher

49
30 18
Matt Morris is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Matt Morris Pitcher

50
37 12
Edgar Rentería is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Edgar Rentería Shortstop