One of the most successful major league franchises in baseball history, the St. Louis Cardinals have won 11 World Series championships and 19 National League pennants since 1900.
Here is today’s question: When the St. Louis Cardinals begin to play in the National League Divisional Series next week it will mark the fifth straight year in which they have qualified for the postseason. The Cardinals have also qualified for the postseason three years in a row on three other occasions. What years were they?
Friday’s answer: The only two major league players to win the triple crown twice were Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox and Rogers Hornsby of the St. Louis Cardinals. Williams won it 1942 when he batted .356 with 36 home runs and 137 RBIs and in 1947 when he hit .343 with 32 home runs and 114 RBIs. Hornsby won it in 1922 when he batted .401 with 42 home runs and 152 RBIs and in 1925 when he hit .403 with 39 home runs and 143 RBIs.