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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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1
999 230
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

2
1,186 380
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

3
736 227
Dizzy Dean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Pitcher

4
557 144
Joe Medwick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
599 174
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Second baseman

6
484 110
Enos Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Right fielder

7
513 153
Bruce Sutter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Pitcher

8
421 84
Ken Boyer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Third baseman

9
507 142
Ted Simmons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Designated hitter, Catcher

10
745 298
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

11
383 87
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
First baseman

12
866 399
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Pitcher

13
825 381
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Shortstop

14
901 457
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
First baseman

15
797 368
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
RawnToler added Catcher
Catcher

16
422 213
Willie McGee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

17
398 203
Chris Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
388 212
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

19
385 178
Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
First baseman, Center fielder

20
294 110
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
First baseman

21
410 234
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
First baseman

22
237 104
Curt Flood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Outfielder, Center fielder

23
210 74
Vince Coleman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

24
248 94
Scott Rolen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Third baseman

25
194 73
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Manager, Catcher, First baseman