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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.
list ordered by

1
747 126
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

2
903 239
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

3
564 134
Dizzy Dean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Pitcher

4
386 71
Joe Medwick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
462 108
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Second baseman

6
702 277
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Pitcher

7
384 92
Ted Simmons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Designated hitter, Catcher

8
370 102
Bruce Sutter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Pitcher

9
585 240
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

10
719 363
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
First baseman

11
660 304
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
RawnToler added Catcher - Catcher

12
674 312
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Shortstop

13
342 70
Enos Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Right fielder

14
275 62
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
First baseman

15
297 56
Ken Boyer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Third baseman

16
330 155
Chris Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
349 164
Willie McGee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

18
323 134
Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
First baseman, Center fielder

19
322 164
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

20
227 83
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
First baseman

21
337 184
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
First baseman

22
197 88
Curt Flood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Outfielder, Center fielder

23
175 54
Vince Coleman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

24
157 53
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Manager, Catcher, First baseman

25
197 81
Scott Rolen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Third baseman

26
145 74
Ray Lankford is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

27
134 38
Bob Forsch is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

28
196 96
Matt Holliday is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

29
138 27
Frankie Frisch is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Second baseman

30
155 32
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

31
141 69
Tom Herr is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
BillMaxson added Second baseman

32
99 31
Jim Bottomley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added First baseman

33
129 55
Tim McCarver is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Catcher

34
115 37
Marty Marion is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
jerpol added Shortstop

35
174 70
Matt Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added First baseman, Third baseman

36
130 36
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
RobLein added Right fielder, Outfielder

37
127 53
John Tudor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Pitcher

38
96 50
Mike Shannon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
RobLein added Right fielder, Outfielder, Third baseman

39
95 51
Jack Clark is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

40
83 39
Terry Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Third baseman

41
84 41
Bill White is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
jerpol added Outfielder, First baseman

42
83 31
Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

43
112 67
David Freese is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Third baseman

44
90 66
Jason Isringhausen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
leftyshark added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

45
61 18
Paul Dean is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
RobLein added Pitcher

46
61 34
Matt Morris is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

47
72 45
Mort Cooper is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Pitcher

48
67 23
Todd Worrell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

49
77 20
Joaquín Andújar is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

50
75 38
Lance Berkman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder