Runnin' Redbirds: The World Champion 1982 St. Louis Cardinals (Paperback)

Runnin' Redbirds: The World Champion 1982 St. Louis Cardinals By Eric Vickrey Cover Image

Runnin' Redbirds: The World Champion 1982 St. Louis Cardinals (Paperback)

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The 1982 St. Louis Cardinals played an entertaining style of baseball built on speed and defense. The roster was constructed and piloted by Whitey Herzog, a baseball visionary who tailored his team for the AstroTurf and spacious dimensions of Busch Stadium. Herzog traded for closer Bruce Sutter, speedsters Lonnie Smith and Willie McGee, and defensive wizard Ozzie Smith, adding to a talented roster that included the likes of Bob Forsch, Keith Hernandez, and George Hendrick. The result was an exhilarating season filled with winning streaks, numerous obstacles, and one unforgettable steal of home. The Cardinals won the National League pennant despite hitting the fewest home runs in the major leagues, then overcame baseball's most powerful team--the Milwaukee Brewers--in the World Series. This exhaustive account chronicles the Cardinals from Herzog's rebuild to the final out of the Fall Classic. Hundreds of sources, including original interviews, were compiled to revisit a championship season and tell the backstories of an eclectic group of players who reached baseball's pinnacle.
Eric Vickrey has contributed to numerous publications through the Society for American Baseball Research. He lives in Washington state.
Product Details ISBN: 9781476693644
ISBN-10: 1476693641
Publisher: McFarland and Company, Inc.
Publication Date: November 7th, 2023
Pages: 241
Language: English