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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
795 159
Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Manager, Second baseman

2
972 255
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

3
599 160
Dizzy Dean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Pitcher

4
746 302
Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Pitcher

5
416 89
Joe Medwick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

6
494 132
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Second baseman

7
401 118
Bruce Sutter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Pitcher

8
415 112
Ted Simmons is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Designated hitter, Catcher

9
769 385
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
First baseman

10
373 78
Enos Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Right fielder

11
711 330
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Shortstop

12
620 258
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

13
690 321
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
RawnToler added Catcher - Catcher

14
302 70
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
First baseman

15
322 60
Ken Boyer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Third baseman

16
370 179
Willie McGee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

17
345 168
Chris Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
332 176
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

19
334 147
Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
First baseman, Center fielder

20
244 92
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
First baseman

21
356 201
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
First baseman

22
209 93
Curt Flood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Outfielder, Center fielder

23
185 63
Vince Coleman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

24
168 63
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
210 86
Scott Rolen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Third baseman

26
159 27
Frankie Frisch is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Second baseman

27
210 102
Matt Holliday is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

28
152 85
Ray Lankford is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

29
142 44
Bob Forsch is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

30
168 35
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

31
153 77
Tom Herr is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
BillMaxson added Second baseman

32
111 35
Jim Bottomley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added First baseman

33
138 58
Tim McCarver is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
slaft added Catcher

34
122 39
Marty Marion is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
jerpol added Shortstop

35
181 80
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
135 58
John Tudor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Pitcher

37
136 41
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
RobLein added Right fielder, Outfielder

38
102 55
Jack Clark is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

39
99 57
Mike Shannon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
RobLein added Right fielder, Outfielder, Third baseman

40
90 41
Terry Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Third baseman

41
89 44
Bill White is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
jerpol added Outfielder, First baseman

42
90 37
Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

43
118 74
David Freese is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Third baseman

44
97 71
Jason Isringhausen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
leftyshark added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

45
81 46
Mort Cooper is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
Pitcher

46
70 21
Paul Dean is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
RobLein added Pitcher

47
75 24
Todd Worrell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

48
65 39
Matt Morris is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

49
83 22
Joaquín Andújar is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

50
80 41
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