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The 100 greatest St. Louis Cardinals of all time

The Greatest Cardinals: 1-100

These are the 100 greatest St. Louis Cardinals in team history.
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These are the 100 greatest St. Louis Cardinals in team history.

This is the list of the 100 best to have ever played for the St. Louis Cardinals. The News-Democrat used WAR and other sabermetric stats to compile the list.

The No. 100 greatest player was be revealed on Christmas Eve. The greatest Cardinal of all-time will be unveiled on April 4 before the Cardinals 2019 home opener against the San Diego Padres. We’ll count down the list, player by player, every day in between.

Here’s the list:

100. Bob Tewksbury

99. Ted Wilks

98. Julian Javier

97. Lee Smith

96. Jose Oquendo

95. Joe Magrane

94. Ray Sadecki

93. Bill Hallahan

92. Bake McBride

91. Vince Coleman

Counting down the top 100 Cardinals of all-time, this video features numbers 91-100 on the list.

90. Bernard Gilkey

89. Tom Herr

88. Murry Dickson

87. Ken Oberkfell

86. Ray Sanders

85. Carlos Martinez

84. Lon Warneke

83. Pepper Martin

82. Darrell Porter

81. Woody Williams

Counting down the top 100 Cardinals of all-time, this video features numbers 81-90 on the list.

80. Terry Pendleton

79. Joe Cunningham

78. Don Blasingame

77. Harvey Haddix

76. Terry Moore

75. Tim McCarver

74. Andy Van Slyke

73. Wally Moon

72. Lance Lynn

71. Ryan Ludwick

Counting down the top 100 Cardinals of all-time, this video features numbers 71-80 on the list.

70. Todd Worrell

69. Joaquin Andujar

68. Solly Hemus

67. Matt Morris

66. Al Brazle

65. Bruce Sutter

64. Charles “Chick” Hafey

63. Tommy McCarthy

62. George Hendrick

61. Curt Simmons

Counting down the top 100 Cardinals of all-time, this video features numbers 61-70 on the list.

60. Lonnie Smith

59. Pete Vuckovich

58. Edgar Renteria

57. Lynn McGlothen

56. Miller Huggins

55. Brian Jordan

54. George “Whitey” Kurowski

53. Bob Forsch

52. Darryl Kile

51. Jack Clark

Counting down the top 100 Cardinals of all-time, this video features numbers 51-60 on the list.

50. Silver King

49. Ed Konetchy

48. JD Drew

47. Bill Doak

46. Steve Carlton

45. Matt Holliday

44. Garry Templeton

43. Bill Sherdel

42. Ripper Collins

41. Ernie Broglio

Counting down the top 100 Cardinals of all-time, this video features numbers 41-50 on the list.

40. Chris Carpenter

39. Matt Carpenter

38. Howie Pollet

37. Orlando Cepeda

36. Willie McGee

35. Max Lanier

34. Grover Cleveland Alexander

33. Marty Marion

32. Frankie Frisch

31. Bill White

Counting down the top 100 Cardinals of all-time, this video features numbers 31-40 on the list.

30. Tip O’Neill

29. Joe Torre

28. Mark McGwire

27. Larry Jackson

26. Mort Cooper

25. Sunny Jim Bottomley

24. Dick Groat

23. Keith Hernandez

22. John Tudor

21. Jesse Haines

Counting down the top 100 Cardinals of all-time, this video features numbers 21-30 on the list.

20. Adam Wainwright

19. Red Schoendienst

18. Joe Medwick

17. Yadier Molina

16. Harry Brecheen

15. Ray Lankford

14. Scott Rolen

13. Curt Flood

12. Lou Brock

11. Jim Edmonds

Counting down the top 100 Cardinals of all-time, this video features numbers 11-20 on the list.

10. Ted Simmons

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9. Enos Slaughter

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8. Dizzy Dean

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7. Ken Boyer

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6. Ozzie Smith

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5. Johnny Mize

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4. Bob Gibson

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3. Albert Pujols

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2. Rogers Hornsby

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1. Stan Musial

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BND Sports & Local News Editor Todd Eschman has won numerous state and regional awards for his columns, feature stories and news reporting. He was born and raised in Belleville, attended SIU-Carbondale, and is a member of the BBWAA, SABR and St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame.


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