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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
978 225
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

2
1,174 368
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

3
722 225
Dizzy Dean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Pitcher

4
543 142
Joe Medwick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
591 173
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Second baseman

6
477 109
Enos Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Right fielder

7
503 153
Bruce Sutter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Pitcher

8
414 82
Ken Boyer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Third baseman

9
740 294
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

10
860 393
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Pitcher

11
377 85
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
First baseman

12
499 142
Ted Simmons is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Designated hitter, Catcher

13
821 376
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Shortstop

14
896 452
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
First baseman

15
789 364
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
RawnToler added Catcher
Catcher

16
419 209
Willie McGee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

17
395 199
Chris Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
383 175
Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
First baseman, Center fielder

19
385 210
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

20
288 109
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
First baseman

21
237 102
Curt Flood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Outfielder, Center fielder

22
408 231
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
First baseman

23
209 72
Vince Coleman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

24
247 93
Scott Rolen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Third baseman

25
193 71
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Manager, Catcher, First baseman