The St. Louis Cardinals’ 50 greatest players

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The St. Louis Cardinals are one of the most historic franchises in all of sports, but who are the best players to ever play for them?

One of the best things about being a St. Louis Cardinals’ fan is the rich history of the franchise. All of the hall of famers, all of the great memories, and of course all of the championships.

One of the great things about this franchise is that there are so many great players, that it can be fun to think about yet hard to narrow who the best players are. Balancing not only who we enjoyed seeing play, but who the truly great ones were.

Here at Redbird Rants, we have been doing this all month long. We have covered the best all time roster, the top starting pitchers, the top hitters, and the worst players. For me, it’s been a lot of fun looking up the stats and thinking back to the players who I got to see play.

Like our worst players and best hitters, this is going to be a combo piece, with Dan Buffa and Paul Layton taking part in the action as well. Their work on this piece will be linked to their page, where you can check out their work.

This list is going to be a lot of fun, it’s going to be hard to keep it down to 50, but I am up to the challenge. Much like the worst players list, we are going to use fWAR as our guide. It won’t be 100% based off of fWAR, but it will be a big factor on our list.

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