HALL OF FAME BASEBALL WRITER RICK HUMMEL MAKES PICKS
Left from top left: Bob Gibson, Adam Wainwright, Dizzy Dean, Joaquin Andujar, Chris Carpenter and Lee Smith.
Manager Mike Shild's latest statement that Cardinal's current roster contains five Type 1 starter jugs, inspired us to publish Rick Hummel's collection of the 50 best cardinal bullets since the franchise became a member of the National League in 1892.
This list excludes the legendary resembles from 1888 st. Louis Brown's sidearm right
Charles "Silver" King, a native St. Louisan, who won 45 games and completed 64 of 66 starts, pitching 585 2/3 innings for the US Association team. And it will also have no rights holder Elton "Ice Box" Chamberlain, who had a .719 winning percentage (46-18) for 1889 St. Louis entrance in the league while throwing at least one game with both hands.
But it will include "One Tough Dominican".
Find out where he is going, as we present Hummels top 50 in descending order and the franchise's 13-inch pitching staff:
After the Cardinals won the 2011 NLCS at Milwaukee Miller Park, Kyle Lohse and his son celebrated by imitating Brewers' "Beast Mode" antics. (Photo by Laurie Writing / Writing@post-dispatch.com)
STL SEASONS: 2008-12
CREDENTIALS: Led National League in Winning Percent. 824 with 16-3 season in 2012.
49. WOODY WILLIAMS
Woody Williams pitches Play 1 of the 2004 World Series against Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Post-Dispatch photo by Laurie Skrivan)
STL SEASONS: 2001-04
CREDENTIALS: Righthander had a .672 winning percentage (45-22) plus three after-season wins.
48th Jason Motte
Coach Mark McGwire congratulates Jason Motte as he scratches the cardinals closer to a 3-2 victory in Game 1 in the 2011 World Series against Texas Rangers. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, email@example.com
STL SEASONS: 2008-14
CREDITS: Converted catcher led league with 45 saves in 2012 after finally get out of the 2011 World Series.
47th MILES MIKOLAS
Cardinal prisoner Yadier Molina and Miles Mikola congratulate each other after closing an inning against Cubs on September 29 at Wrigley Field. Photo by David Carson, firstname.lastname@example.org
STL SEASONS: 2018-current
CREDENTIALS: Only a year as a cardinal, but Mikolas had a brilliant 18-4 season in 2018, leading the National League in winning percentage and tying for most victories. The key: he had fewer walks (29) than starts (32).
46th TOM HENKE
Cardinals closer Tom Henke stands with National League teammate Hideo Nomo before the 1995 All-Star Game. 1995
CREDENTIALS: Only one season with the club, but Henke went out with a bang in his last big-league year with 36 saves and a 1.82 ERA.
45th Darryl Kile
Darryl Kile relaxes with the 9-month-old son Ryker and the 5-year-old daughter Sierra on a celebration weekend party on June 15, 2002 in Busch Stadium II. A week later, Kyle was found dead in his Chicago hotel.
STL SEASONS: 2000-02
CREDENTIALS: Kile, whose career ended tragically when he died in a hotel in Chicago in 2002, won 20 and 16 in his only two full seasons here.
44th CARLOS MARTINEZ
Carlos Martinez earns the rescue in Cardinals' 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Saturday. Photo by David Carson, email@example.com
STL SEASONS: 2013-current
CREDENTIALS: He gets time to move higher on this list, but Almost everyone ranked in the top 50 would take their stuff. He's a two-hour all-star.
43rd AL HRABOSKY
Cardinal reliever Al Hrabosky, before a game in 1974. (Post-Dispatch Archives)
STL SEASONS: 1970-77
CREDENTIALS: "Mad Hungarian" started numerous elite closers with its dominance in the mid-1970s, including 13-3 mark with 22 saves in 1975.
42. MICHAEL WACHA
Cardinals rookie starter Michael Wacha is doused by teammates John Axford and Edward Mujica (right) after coming out shy to pitch a no-hitter against citizens on September 24, 2013 Post-Dispatch photo by Chris Lee.
STL SEASONS: 2013-current
CREDENTIALS: Won four games in the 2013 postseason as a rookie serving the MVP award in the NLCS. Two years later he was an All-Star within a 17-7 season.
41st TED WILKS
Cardinal prisoner Walker Cooper (right) congratulates Ted Wilks after his rescue in Game 6 has beaten the 1944 World Series against St. Louis Browns.
STL SEASONS: 1944-51
CREDENTIALS: Righthander was 51-20 with a 3.26 ERA for cardinals and was a key candidate for the 1944 and 1946 World Series champs.
40th JOE HOERNER
Reliever Joe Hoerner (right) and catcher Tim McCarver flank Orlando Cepeda as cardinals water their MVP first baseman after winning Game 7 in the 1967 World Series at Fenway Park. (UPI Telephoto / Post-Dispatch Archives)
STL SEASONS: 1966-69
CREDENTIALS: Deciduous bullpen aces were a large part of NL champs in 1967-68, with a 1.47 ERA in 1968.
39 . BOB TEWKSBURY
Bob Tewksbury pitches against the Florida Marlins in a 1993 game at Busch Stadium II.
STL SEASONS: 1989-94
CREDENTIALS: Tewksbury produced five consecutive two-month winter seasons, topped with 16-5 in his All-Star season of 1992.
38 . CY YUNG
A portrait of 1899 St. Louis Perfecto's baseball team, including Cy Young in the lower left corner. The team was only called Perfectos for a year before it was renamed the Cardinals in 1900. Photo via the Congress Library.
STL SEASONS: 1899-1900
CREDENTIALS: Just scored 45 of his 511 victories for the Cardinals over two seasons. But he's Cy Young.
37th DENNIS ECKERSLEY
Dennis Eckersley closes Mets in a 1996 Cardinals game.
STL SEASONS: 1996-97
CREDENTIALS: "Eck" is a Hall of Famer because of what he did elsewhere, but he had 66 saves when he was aged 41 and 42 here.
36th MURRY DICKSON
Starter Murry Dickson (right) of Cardinals and Dave "Boo" Ferriss of the Boston Red Sox meet before game 7 in the 1946 World Series at the Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. (AP Photo)
STL SEASONS: 1942-48; 1956-57
CREDENTIALS: Was 72-54 for cardinals and pitched in the two World Series in 1943 and 1946.
35. FLINT RHEM
Flint Rhem (standing, second from the left) and the 1930 Cardinals were honored before a 1960 game at the Sportsman's Park. (AP Photo)
STL SEASON: 1924-32; & # 39; 34, & 36; 36659005] CREDENTIALS: Righthander was 81-63 for the Cardinals, including 20 victories for St. Louis & # 39; s first World Series champs in 1926.
34. LINDY MCDANIEL
Cardinals Lindy McDaniel made a photo with All Star Starstart Dick Great of the Pirates before a 1960 game at Forbes Field.
STL SEASONS: 1955-62
CREDENTIALS: From the rotation to the bullpen, he had 66 victories and 66 saves from 1956-62 with four double-figure victories.
33rd RED MUNGER
George "Red" Munger (second from the right) appears in an undated picture with other Cardinals jars Mort Cooper, Ernie White and Murry Dickson.
STL SEASONS: 1943-52
CREDITS: Righthander was 74-49 for the cardinals and put a complete game of three-hitter to win a game in the 1946 World Series .
32nd CURT SIMMONS
St. Louis Cardinals jars Ray Sadecki (left) and Curt Simmons in the 1960s season.
STL SEASONS: 1960-65
CREDENTIALS: Lefthander won 18 games for the World Series Masters in 1964.
31. RAY SADECKI
STL SEASONS: 1960-66; & # 39; 75
CREDENTIALS: Southpaw won 20 for 64 World Series champions. He was good enough to get Orlando Cepeda from the Virgos in a 1966 deal.
30th LANCE LYNN
Cardinals Lance Lynn responds after not stopping a grounder in a game against the Cubs at Busch Stadium.
STL SEASONS: 2011-17
CREDENTIALS: On average 15 wins a season from 2013-17, with a height of 18 in 2012, his first full season.
29th NELSON BRILES
Mike Shannon (left) and Lou Brock congratulate Cardinals Nelson Briles after winning Game 3 in the 1967 World Series against Red Sox. (AP Photo)
STL SEASONS: 1965-70
CREDENTIALS: Inserted in 67 rotation at the end of July after Bob Gibson suffered a broken leg, Briles was 4-4 at the time and finished with a 14-5 record and NL's best win percentage. He followed up with winning 19 games for NL champs in 1968.
28. Ernie Broglio
On June 15, 1964, St. Louis Cardinals Ernie Broglio (left) to St. The Chicago cubes for Lou Brock in one of the most biased in baseball history.
STL SEASONS: 1959-64
CREDENTIALS: Led the National League with 21 victories in 1960. His 18 victories in 1963 made him an attractive enough trading chip to secure Lou Brock next year. Wound-armed Broglio won seven games in three seasons for cubs. Brock settled in Cooperstown.
27th GERRY STALEY
Pitcher Gerry Staley gets a handshake from Stan Musial (left) and a pat on the back from Joe Garagiola after a victory on August 12, 1949. Post-Dispatch file picture 
STL SEASONES: 1947-54  CREDENTIALS: Had 89 cardinals wins and 19 saves, with five consecutive double-figure winter seasons, including 19 in & # 39; 51 and 18 in & # 39; 53.  26. Bill HALLAHAN
Bill Hallahan and the National League team before the first major league All-Star Game in Chicago on July 6, 1933. Hallahan is first left in the middle row .
STL SEASONS: 1925-36
CREDENTIALS: "Wild Bill" won 19 matches for the 1931 World Cup championships and two in the series when he had and 0.69 ERA.
25th AL BRAZLE
Cardinal owner Fred M. Saigh (right) congratulates pitcher Al Brazle (left) and second baseman Red Schoendienst after signing for the 1953 season. (Post-Dispatch Archives)
STL SEASONS: 1943, 1946-54
CREDITS: A double threat, he won 97 games and saved 59 for the cardinals, unofficially led the league twice in stores .
24th LARRY JACKSON
Larry Jackson (right) entered the celebration when Stan Musial (center) broke the NL record by playing in his 823 series in a row. Shortstop Alvin Dark (left) and manager Fred Hutchinson also participated. (AP Photo)
STL SEASONS: 1955-62
CREDENTIALS: Was 101-86 for cardinals with six consecutive seasons with double-scored victories. (Real story: In 1957, Jackson became the first Idaho native to make an All Star roster. To celebrate, Idaho's governor sent a potato bag to all NL All-Star.)
23. TREVOR ROSENTHAL
St. Louis Cardinal's pitcher Trevor Rosenthal pitches in the eighth inning during a game between St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates Friday June 23, 2017, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Photo by Chris Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org
STL SEASONS: 2012-17
CREDENTIALS: "Rosey" had back-to-back seasons of 45 and 48 save before experiencing arm problems and sitting out in the 2018 season.
22nd LON WARNEKE
Lon Warneke's career in St. Louis ended when the Cardinals sold him to the cubes for $ 7,500 during the 1942 season.
STL SEASONS: 1937-42
CREDENTIALS: Righthander had six double-figure years in succession, threw a no-hitter in 1941 and had a lifetime .629 winning percent for cardinals.
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Todd Worrell's delivery was captured by a post-Dispatch photographer in the 1987 series against Minnesota.
STL SEASONS: 1985-92
CREDENTIALS: Six-foot-five rightthander had three consecutive 30 plus seasons and won the NL Rookie of the Year Prize In 1986, also made eight outfield appearances when Whitey Herzog wanted to bring Worrell into a game at pitch and then send him to the outfield when a leftist was called to a lefthanded batter, then bringing him back to the height.
20th JOHN TUDOR
Cardinals start John Tudor, in 1985 NLCS against Dodgers. (AP Photo)
STL SEASONS: 1985-88; 1990
CREDENTIALS: Soft-throwing southpaw had .705 winning percent and 21 wins, including 10 shutouts for 85 NL champs. Tudor started the season 1-7, then finished with a 20-1 race.
19th MATT MORRIS
Matt Morris places the Cardinals in the game on July 4, 2005 in Arizona.
STL SEASONS: 1997-2005
CREDENTIALS: His 101 victories were a National League best 22 in the Cardinals 2001 playoff season. Runner-up for Rookie of the Year in & nbsp; 97 and third in Cy Young's voice.
18th MAX LANIER
Cardinals teammates – and an uninvited sailor – cluster around pitcher Max Lanier (third from left) after recording the last in Game 4 in the 1942 World Series at Yankee Stadium . (AP Photo)
STL SEASON: 1938-46; 1949-51
CREDENTIALS: Lefthander won 101 games for Cardinals, 20 of them shutouts. Lanier was 6-0 with six complete games in 1946 when he jumped to the Mexican league. He was suspended from playing organized baseball in the United States and was not reinstated before 1949 when he joined the Cardinals.
17th GROVER CLEVELAND ALEXANDER
Pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander won three games for the Cardinals to help them cats the 1926 World Series championship.
STL SEASONS: 1926-29
CREDENTIALS: "Ol & Pete" had one of the biggest strikeouts in club history that ran Tony Lazzeri with The bases loaded into Game 7 in the 26 Series against the mighty Yankees. Baseball's third winning pitcher won all 21 games as a 40-year-old and 16 as a 41-year-old for Cardinals.
16th BILL SHERDEL
Bill Sherdel (second right in the middle row) stands at Cardinal's teammates after they had beaten the 1926 NL pencil at New York's Polo Grounds. (AP Photo)
STL SEASON: 1918-1930; 1932
CREDENTIALS: Lefthander was 153-131 for Cardinals, winning 16 to 1926 World Series champions and 21 for 28 NL Pennant winners.
15th BILL DOAK
STL SEASONS: 1913-1924; 1929
CREDENTIALS: "Spittin & # 39; Bill" won 140 games for the Cardinals between 1914-23 and many of these teams were not very good. He had NL's lowest ERA twice, including a 1.72 mark in & # 39; 14.
fourteenth STEVE CARLTON
St. Louis Cardinals starter Steve Carlton pitches against Houston in 1971 season opens.
STL SEASONS: 1965-1971
CREDENTIALS: Had five consecutive seasons with 10 or more victories for the Cardinals, capped at 20 in 1971. And then he was gone. Owner Gussie Busch traded the future Hall of Famer to Phillies after a $ 5,000 wage competition.
ALL-TIME CARDS PERSONNEL … START WITH NO. 13: HOWIE POLLET
Manager Eddie Dyer and catcher Joe Garagiola reach out to congratulate pitcher Howie Pollet after the Cardinals won the first game in a 1946 National League playoff against Brooklyn Dodgers at the Sportsman & # 39; s Park. (AP Photo)
Since teams often have 13 caves on their staffs now, here is a version of Cardinals & # 39; full-time staff, who began with Howie Pollet, who ranked No. 13 in our top 50:
STL SEASONS: 1941-43; 1946-51
CREDENTIALS: Lefty got his career interrupted by World War II, but returned to win 20 games for the 1946 World Series champs and 21 in 1949. The Pollet Led National League in ERA in 1943 ( 1.75) and in 1946 (2.10). Little Known Fact: He was the pitching coach of the Cardinals' 1964 World Series champions.
12th BOB FORSCH
Bob Forsch throws the first tone of Game 7 on the 2011 World Series between Cardinals and Texas Rangers. Six days later Forsch died at the age of 61. (AP Photo)
STL SEASONS: 1974-88
CREDENTIALS: Ten seasons with 10 or more victories for the cardinals, including 20 victories in 1977. "Forschie" had two no-hitters and sent 168 wins, third on Cardinal's career list. He turned the moment against the Cardinals in 1987 NLCS by drilling "One Flap Down" Jeffrey Leonard with a pitch.
eleventh BRUCE SUTTER
Catch Darrell Porter jumps into the arms of closer Bruce Sutter, after Sutter knocked out Milwaukee's Gorman Thomas to finish the 1982 World Series . (St. Louis Cardinals courtesy photo from Post-Dispatch archives)
STL SEASONS: 1981-84
CREDENTIALS: Split fingered practitioner threw a rare high fastball past Milwaukee & # 39; s Gorman Thomas to finish the 1982 World Series. His next biggest pitch that season, Phillies Mike Schmidt got into a 1-2-3 double game with the bases loaded in a pivotal pennant race game.
10th HARRY BRECHEEN
Harry "The Cat" Brecheen receives kisses from Enos Slaughter (left) and Red Schoendienst after winning Game 6 in the 1946 World Series against Boston Red Sox . (Post-Dispatch Archives) unknown
STL SEASONS: 1940; 1943-52
CREDENTIALS: Little lefthander known as "The Cat" had a 128-79 mark for the Cardinals, highlighted by a 20-winter season in 1948. His modest 15-15 record in 1946 can be overlooked because he won three games in the World Series – including Game 6 starting and Game 7 as a reliever – with a 0.45 ERA.
ninth JOAQUIN ANDUJAR
Umpire Lee Weyer restricts cardinal sheriff Joaquin Andujar from following Milwaukee's Jim Gantner, who grounded to the jar and then called Andujar a "hot dog" under Game 7 in 1982 World Series.
STL SEASONS: 1981-85
CREDENTIALS: The last cardinal to win 20 games in subsequent seasons was "One Tough Dominican" in 1984-85. He was 3-0 in the 1982 season when Cardinals won the World Series. And if he still lived, he would remind you of the great slam he hit in 1984.
8. LEE SMITH
St. Louis Cardinals Relieves Lee Smith Courses in St. Louis Louis is shown in action in 1993. (AP Photo / Leon Algee)
STL SEASONS: 1990-93
CREDENTIALS: Hall of Fame-bound relies are the only cardinal to send three consecutive 40-saw seasons (1991-93). He is also probably the only cardinal that never has gray trousers in spring training – he didn't make any Grapefruit League tours. When asked why he was at least not jogging from the bullpen when he was summoned to the hill, Smith replied, "Have you ever seen anyone meeting Mike Schmidt?"
7th MORT COOPER
Cardinals Mort Cooper, in a 1943 pregame image. (AP Photo)
STL SEASONS: 1938-45
CREDENTIALS: A great jug for his day, 6-2, the 210 pound was the last cardinal to win 20 or more games three years in a row, from 1942-44. Cooper recorded a 22-7 mark with a 1.78 ERA and 10 shutouts in the World Series championship in 1942 when he was the National League MVP. A bitter contract competition after the 1944 season led Cooper to act early in the 1945 season. He joined 105-50 for his career at Cardinals.
6th JASON ISRINGHAUSEN
Cardinals closer Jason Isringhausen closes the Pirates in a 2007 game. (AP Photo)
STL SEASONS: 2002-08
CREDENTIALS: "Izzy" is Cardinals & # 39; record holder of 217 stores with six seasons of 30 or more saves, including a leading 47 in 2004. Piasa Southwestern High Product had 2.98 ERA in St. Louis and also had eight postseason saves, which might have been more if he had not been injured at the end of the 2006 season.
5th CHRIS CARPENTER
Chris Carpenter's diving base of the first base in the first recording of Game 1 set the tone for the Cardinals in the 2011 World Series against the Texas Rangers.
STL SEASONS: 2004-12
CREDENTIALS: If you thought he was good in the regular season as he was (95-44, .683 wins percent) for Cardinals, believes he was 10-4 in 18 postseason starts, with a 3-0 mark in two World Series. One wonders what would have happened if he could have returned almost four seasons he was injured.
4th ADAM WAINWRIGHT
Teammates mob closest Adam Wainwright after he secured the last out of the 2006 World Series. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, email@example.com
STL SEASONS: 2005 current
CREDENTIALS: "Waino" had a remarkable race between 2009-14 he Missed 2011 with elbow injury), won 20 matches twice and also 19 matches twice, with 19-victories, including his leading National League in tournaments. As a reliever in 2006, he recorded four savers. Three of them came as the last outs in the division round, NLCS and World Series.
3rd JESSE & # 39; POP & # 39; HAINES
Kardinalkande Jesse "Pop" Haines. (Post-Dispatch Archives)
STL SEASONS: 1920-37
CREDITS: His 210 wins to Cardinals rank second full-time list. Haines had 10 seasons of double-figure victories, three of them 20 victory times, and he settled in four world series – 1926, 1928, 1930 and 1934 when he was 41 years old. Haines no-hitter in St. Louis vs. Boston in 1924 was the last former Cardinals & # 39; no-hitter in St. Louis before Bob Forsch's authors one in 1978. He made his first game as a Cincinnati Red in 1918. The next 554 came with the Cardinals.
2nd DIZZY DEAN
Cardinals Starting Dizzy Dean delivers a pitch in the 1934 World Series against Detroit Tigers. Dean won Games 1 and 7 for "Gas House Gang." (AP Photo)
STL SEASONS: 1930; 1932-37
CREDENTIALS: Had a slice of Earl Averill in the 1937 All Star game not broken his big toe ("Fractured, hell. The damn thing is broken," said Dean quoted), Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean may have had another five years as his five between 1932-36. He won 120 games in this span, including 30 in 1934 when he was the last National League pitcher to win the many. He hurt his arm and tried to favor the foot and was never the same.
At the end of the 1947 season, he came briefly from the broadcast box to pitch four speechless innings at the age of 37 for St. Louis Browns whose staff he had criticized on the air. But he suffered a hamstring pill that drove the bases after a single, and then he said he was grateful that the pulled muscle he suffered was not in his mouth.
first BOB GIBSON
Future Hall of Famer Bob Gibson fires a pitch in Game 1 in the 1968 World Series when he beat out a record 17 Detroit Tigers.
STL SEASONS: 1959-75
CREDENTIALS: So many results, but with the exception of the record-breaking 1.12 ERA 50 years ago, the most amazing could have been Gibby's complete game total. Not only did he have 251 wins, but he had 255 complete games. Gibson produced 14 double-figure seasons.
His World Series brand was exemplary. In nine, three each in 1964, 1967 and 1968, he set 81 innings and won seven nine matches. In one of these games, his first in 1964, he worked eight innings. In one he worked 10 rounds. I de syv andre lagde han 9-innings komplette spil.