St. Louis Cardinals

From the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s collection containing tens of thousands of artifacts, our curators have created each team’s Starting Nine by hand-picking nine must-see pieces for each of the 30 MLB teams. This limited-time list is the perfect introduction to the Museum for every St. Louis Cardinals fan.

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Grover Cleveland Alexander: 1926 World Series Belt

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Grover Cleveland Alexander wore this uniform belt during the 1926 World Series, including his famous relief appearance in Game Seven. The Cardinals hurler's efforts put a stop to a Yankees rally and secured St. Louis' first modern World Championship.

Jim Bottomley: 12-RBI Game Bat

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Assisting in the Cardinals' 17-3 win over Brooklyn on September 16, 1924, Jim Bottomley used this bat to drive in 12 runs, setting a single-game record that remains unsurpassed. The first baseman went 6-for-6, hitting two homers, a double, and three singles.

Lou Brock: Hit #3,000 Batting Glove

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During his final season in the big leagues, Lou Brock became the 14th member of the 3,000 Hit Club on August 13, 1979. The Cardinals left fielder wore this batting glove for this historic hit, a line-drive single off Cubs pitcher Dennis Lamp.

Dizzy Dean: 1934 NL MVP Cap

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St. Louis hurler Dizzy Dean wore this cap during the 1934 season, helping the Cardinals to their fifth NL pennant since 1926. En route to being named the National League MVP, Dean led the big leagues in wins (30), shutouts (7), and strikeouts (195).

David Freese: World Series Ripped Jersey

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After David Freese hit his 11th-inning walk-off homer in Game Six of the 2011 World Series, jubilant teammates ripped this Cardinals jersey off the slugger as they celebrated their thrilling 10-9 victory. St. Louis went on to win Game Seven and the franchise's 11th modern World Championship.

Bob Gibson: 3,000th K Baseball

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In the second inning against the Reds on July 17, 1974, Bob Gibson threw this ball for his 3,000th strikeout, becoming only the second big leaguer to reach that mark. The Cardinals hurler spent his entire 17-year career in St. Louis, garnering two Cy Young Awards (1968 and 1970), the 1968 NL MVP Award, and two World Series MVP Awards (1964 and 1967).

Stan Musial: Record-Breaking Bat

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Swinging this bat on May 19, 1962, Stan Musial collected his 3,431st career hit to become the all-time National League hits leader until Pete Rose eclipsed him in 1981. "Stan the Man" spent his entire 22-year big league career with the Cardinals, collecting 3,630 hits, 475 home runs, and three NL MVP Awards.

Albert Pujols: World Series-Record Shoes

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In Game Three of the 2011 Fall Classic, Albert Pujols led St. Louis to a 16-7 win over the Texas Rangers. He wore these shoes as he collected 14 total bases to set a single-game World Series record while also tying Series single-game marks with five hits, three home runs, and six RBI.

Ozzie Smith: 1982 World Series Shoes

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During Ozzie Smith's first season with the Cardinals in 1982, the shortstop helped propel the franchise to their first World Championship in 15 years. “The Wizard of Oz” wore these shoes during St. Louis’ seven-game triumph over the Milwaukee Brewers.

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