Rick Hummel is a Cardinals beat writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
1980s stalwarts Tom Herr and John Tudor were chosen by fan ballot. Bill White, first baseman for the '64 champs, was Red Ribbon Committee's choice.
Few surprises expected this year as MLB shifts to five-round draft in cost-cutting move.
After walking away from $4 million per year with Rockies, long-time manager took $50,000 job as a scout for La Russa and Jocketty.
Freese, 37, will return for Cardinals-related visits to St. Louis. 'What a city to do some cool things in. They just treat you right,' he says.
Mozeliak upbeat about fireballer's rehab from Tommy John surgery. The 23-year-old reliever is throwing regular bullpen sessions at home in Houston.
Center fielder was NL Rookie of the Year in 1955 — and off to the Pirates the next season. At 89, Virdon is the oldest-living Cardinals award winner.
On May 14, 1988, Cardinals utilityman Jose Oquendo pitched four innings and suffered the loss in a 19-inning game vs. Atlanta at Busch Stadium II.
Righthanded closer, 23, is throwing regular bullpen sessions at his home in Houston. He has been out since last June after Tommy John surgery.
Waino says: 'The main thing that America doesn’t want to see is a bunch of rich baseball players squabbling with a bunch of even richer owners.'
For proposed 82-game season, Cardinals would play four home-and-home series vs. NL Central rivals and two home-and-home series vs. AL Central teams.