Cardinals Have A Legendary New Wall At Busch Stadium

Members of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate their walk-off victory against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on October 1, 2021 in St. Louis, Missouri.
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Every MLB franchise should honor their best players in history, and the St. Louis Cardinals are making a nice gesture to their all-time greats.

That’s why when they tweeted, on Wednesday afternoon, the words “our new left field wall,” with a picture of it, fans immediately started to interact.

Individuals such as Ozzie Smith, Red Schoendienst, Stan Musial, Enos Slaughter, Tony La Russa, Ken Boyer, Dizzy Dean, Lou Brock, Whitey Herzog, Jackie Robinson (his number 42 is retired around baseball), Bruce Sutter, Bob Gibson, August Busch, Rogers Hornsby, and Jack Buck are honored by the Cardinals’ latest initiative.

Ted Simmons (with his now-retired number 23) is also on the left field wall.

Here are more pictures, posted by the Cardinals’ official Twitter account.

It’s not hard to imagine Albert Pujols‘ number 5 being eventually included in the outfield wall, probably when he makes the Hall of Fame as a first-ballot entry sometime this decade.

The Cardinals Have A Rich History

The Cardinals are among the winningest franchises in MLB history.

In fact, after the Yankees’ 27 World Series championships, the Cards are second with 11: they are one of the most traditional franchises in the game.

It’s good to see MLB teams celebrating and embracing their history, and it’s actually a good way to engage younger fans.

Knowing the organization’s legends is a form of recognizing what they did for the game and for the team, and the Cards had many of the game’s stars back in the day.

Smith is probably the game’s greatest defensive shortstop, and “Stan the Man” Musial is quite likely a top-15 hitter in history.

Putting together that outfield wall was one of the coolest moves the Cardinals have made recently.

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