El Birdos: The 1967 and 1968 St. Louis Cardinals by Doug Feldmann

By Doug Feldmann

In 1953, August A. Busch bought the St. Louis Cardinals for almost 4 million cash. His dream incorporated not just the easiest avid gamers funds may well purchase yet a new Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis. The early sixties stumbled on Busch engaged on either, and through may well 1966, while the recent Busch Stadium was once opened, the St. Louis Cardinals have been at the cusp of greatness. a global championship might stick with in 1967, and in 1968 the Cardinals battled the Tigers in a vintage seven-game sequence, narrowly wasting their bid for back-to-back titles.
This quantity seems to be again on the awesome Cardinal groups of the 1967 and 1968 seasons. starting with the possession shift within the early Fifties, it examines the occasions prime as much as the outlet of the recent stadium and tracks a few of the participant trades, coverage adjustments and inside of dealings of baseball that produced one of many era’s nice groups. the consequences of department Rickey’s farm approach on either the franchise’s luck and the game of baseball are mentioned, as are the rumblings of work hassle that might without delay contain one of many Cardinals’ personal. An appendix includes exact records from the 1967 and 1968 seasons. An index and interval images also are included.

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