New Arrivals: Cooperstown Collection

Check out the latest additions to the Mitchell & Ness Cooperstown Collection! These are just a few of the latest additions. Visit Mitchell & Ness to see the rest! Let us know what you think!

  1967 Road Jersey - Roger Maris 1959 Home Jersey - Early Wynn

1960 Home Jersey - Roberto Clemente

1956 Home Jersey - Don Larsen 1987 Road Jersey - Andre Dawson

June 15, 2010 | E-mail | Comments (0) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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The One Year Wonder

 

 

After the 1955 baseball reason, for some reason, someone, somewhere, thought it would be a good idea to change the Cardinals uniform.  The only possible explanation that we’ve heard is that script logos with underlines were all the rage and the Cardinals wanted to get in on it.  So in 1956, the Cardinals took the field without the birds on a bat for the first time since 1922.

The new uniforms didn’t sit too well with the fans who couldn’t understand why the Cardinals would make such a drastic change to a uniform that was beloved.  The Cards finished the 1956 season below .500 with a record of 76 – 78 so the new unis didn’t seem to be a good luck charm.  There was really no reason to keep them so in 1957 and bird on a bat returned and to this day it graces the front of the Cardinals jerseys.

 

May 6, 2010 | E-mail | Comments (1) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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Guess Who Stopped By....


Pitchers Trever Miller & Kyle McClellan

When athletes and entertainers stop by we like to ask them a set of 5 questions. Read below to see what these two pitchers had to say! We loved their answers - especially the answers they gave for their favorite jerseys!

Trever Miller

Q: What is your favorite jersey of all time?
A: 1978 - 79 Cowboys - Trever told us growing up that he was a big Cowboys fan because of his Grandmother's love for the team.

Q: What is your least favorite jersey of all time?
A: 2008 Phillies

Q: Who is/was your favorite team?
A: Growing up it was the Cowboys until they let go of Tom Landry. Now it would be the Louisville Cardinals.

Q:Who is your least favorite team?
A: Atlanta Braves

Q: If you weren't a ball player what would you have liked to be?
A: A Pediatrician

Kyle McClellan 

Q: What is your favorite jersey of all time?
A: Any St. Louis Cardinals jersey - Kyle loved that the logo stayed very classic through the years and never strayed very far from its original image.

Q: What is your least favorite jersey of all time?
A: Astros Hat with the rainbow stripes more then any jersey

Q: Who is/was your favorite team?
A: St. Louis Cardinals - Kyle grew up in Missouri and was drafted by the Cardinals out of high school!

Q:Who is your least favorite team?
A: Chicago Cubs

Q: If you weren't a ball player what would you have liked to be?
A: Teacher and Coach or something in sales

Thanks for stopping by today guys! We really enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

May 5, 2010 | E-mail | Comments (0) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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1979, The Year of Keith Hernandez

Keith Hernandez made his major league debut with the Cardinals in 1974 appearing in 14 games.  In '75 he made 64 appearances before becoming the Cardinals full time first baseman in 1976.  It took a few seasons for Keith to really make a name for himself but it all came together for him in 1979. 

While the Cardinals did not impress anyone in 1979 (they finished third), it was the breakout season for Keith.  Check out how he finished the season:

  • Co - league MVP with Willie Stargell.  This is particularly impressive if you consdier that the Pirates won the World Series in '79 and the Cardinals finished third. 
  • First of five All Star appearances
  • First of eleven Gold Gloves
  • Led the NL with a Batting Average of .344
  • Led the NL with 48 doubles
  • Led the NL with 116 runs scored

Impressive.  Here's the jersey that Keith wore while on the road during this memorable season. 

Hernandez fans, pick one up this week while they're $100 off!


We know the clip below focuses on Keith as a Met, but how can we discuss Keith Hernandez and not include this classic scene from Seinfeld?

 

May 5, 2010 | E-mail | Comments (0) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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Miscellaneous Cardinals Fact #2

Dizzy Dean is the last National League pitcher to win 30 games in a season, which he did in 1934. 

The closest in recent years was 27 wins for Bob Welch in 1990. 

Will that record stand?  We think so, how about you?

May 4, 2010 | E-mail | Comments (1) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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