St. Louis Cardinals and Their History

Brian Flaspohler, a baseball historian, claims that the first professional match in St. Louis was played on May 4, 1875. St. Louis lost but won. The St. Louis Brown Stockings defeated St. Louis Red Stockings by 15 to 9. These ringers founded the Brown Stockings.

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South Compton Avenue hosted the first professional baseball game. It is now known as Midtown.

St. Louis had two major-league teams in the mid-twentieth century: the Cardinals of St. Louis and the Browns. The arrangement worked because each team had an administrator who shared an apartment at Lindell Towers (now Coronado Place, Towers At Grand Center).

It worked up to the World Series when the two teams met.

Flaspohler asserts that the Cardinals manager sent an e-mail to the Browns manager in which he said, “You can have the apartment for the World Series.” Flaspohler claims that the Cardinals manager sent an email to the Browns manager, in which he stated that he could give the apartment to Flaspohler for the World Series. 

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Many people are familiar with the Kansas City Monarchs, and Negro League. Flaspohler states that the history of the league is “a fascinating, but untold story.” In 1920, the St. Louis Giants founded six of the original league teams. Later they were renamed the Stars. In 1928 and 1930, they won pennants. They were on an upward trend a decade later.

He stated, “The Stars” are an amazing story that many people don’t know about. Baseball can still be played in the same stadium as it was.

Flaspohler said, “Every generation of St. Louis had to have a champion team to root for,” specifically referring to the fact that the Cardinals are one of the few teams who have not won the World Series in 25 years.

But, he has a problem with historians.

The Cardinals were established in 1882. They became the team we know today. “They joined in the National League in 1892, even though they had been around for over a decade.

Flaspohler believes that there’s a reason. Flaspohler believes that someone within the Cardinals organization saw they had missed the 100-year celebration and decided to retroactively proclaim 1892 as the year they were “established.” 

Flaspohler praises The DeWitts, the Cardinals’ family for their efforts to preserve the game’s past. He mentions Busch Stadium’s Hall of Fame Museum.

He stated, “Their family has a long history of baseball and they’ve done an amazing job keeping that history alive.” “They won’t even alter their T-shirts between 1882 and 1883. I’d be happy if that happened.