5 best St. Louis Cardinals starting pitchers since 1967

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 19: (L-R) Former pitcher Bob Gibson, former pitcher Bruce Sutter and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game One of the MLB World Series against the Texas Rangers at Busch Stadium on October 19, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 19: (L-R) Former pitcher Bob Gibson, former pitcher Bruce Sutter and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game One of the MLB World Series against the Texas Rangers at Busch Stadium on October 19, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
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Who are the five best St. Louis Cardinals starting pitchers since 1967? In my opinion, here are the five best.

Let me start out by explaining why this list is the best St. Louis Cardinals pitchers since1967, and not in team history. It’s because 1967 was the year I first started watching Cardinals baseball. Since then, I have had the opportunity to watch, either on TV or in person, almost every starting pitcher.

Consequently, this list won’t include any starting pitchers before 1967. It doesn’t include Dizzy Dean, Jesse Haines, Harry Brecheen, or Mort Cooper. All great pitchers, but before 1967.

In picking the five best, I primarily looked at their achievements and their impact on the team while in a Cardinals uniform. I didn’t take into consideration what they did before or after their time in St. Louis.

Finally, let me say this: I understand this list is somewhat subjective. There is certainly room for differences of opinion for my Top 5.

So let’s get started, and see who in my opinion, are the five best starting pitchers who wore a Cardinal uniform since 1967.

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