The St. Louis Cardinals’ All-Time 28-Man Roster

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Apr 13, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinal former player Lou Brock in attendance for the game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Left Field – Lou Brock

This is a no brainer. There is a long list of unimpressive left fielders for the club as well as quite a few players who played many positions including left field throughout their career as a Cardinal. However, sweet Lou spent the better part of his career as a left fielder, so we will put him there for the sake of this roster.

Lou Brock is without a doubt one of the best Cardinals’ players of all time, as evidenced by his 1985 induction into the Hall of Fame.  However, let’s take a look at his numbers. In parts of 16 seasons, Brock had a slash of .297/.343/.410 with 674 extra-base hits (434 doubles, 129 triples, 121 homers) and best of all 888 stolen bases, which is second all time to Ricky Henderson.

This was another one of the best trade acquisitions in Cardinals’ history, this list is riddled with these great acquisitions. Not many disagree that the Ernie Broglio for Brock trade is one of the greatest parts of the Cardinals and Cubs rivalry. With Brock winning championships with the Cardinals and Broglio suffering due to injury, it’s clear that the Cardinals made the right move in acquiring Brock. As a Cardinals’ fan with many Cubs’ fan friends and family it is even sweeter.

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