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Stats:                                

Season Record:     83-78        Standing:  1st

Attendance 3,407,104       Manager:   Tony LaRussa

Opening day Lineup: (St. Louis: 13, New York: 5, Away, April 3rd)  (Summary)

SS      David Eckstein                                    

RF -      Jaun Encarnacion 

1B -      Albert Pujols                                              

CF -     Jim Edmonds                  

3B -     Scott Rolen           

LF -     So Taguchi 

C -       Yadier Molina 

2B -     Aaron Miles                                             

P        Chris Carpenter

 All Stars:                                                Gold Glove Winners:

Chris Carpenter Albert Pujols
David Eckstein Scott Rolen
Albert Pujols  
Scott Rolen  
   
 

League Leaders:

Albert Pujols - Slugging % - .671  
Albert Pujols - OPS - 1.102  
Albert Pujols - Adjusted OPS - 180  
Chris Carpenter - Shutouts - 3 (tied)  
 

 

Awards:

NLCS MVP - Jeff Supan  
World Series MVP - David Eckstein  
Holiday Inn Look Again Player of the Year - David Eckstein
TSN Pitcher of the Year -  Chris Carpenter  
   

Award voting:                                              

MVP  
Albert Pujols (2nd)

Chris Carpenter (19th)

 
NL Cy Young  

Chris Carpenter (3rd)

 

 

Monthly W-L   Home Road

April

17-8 12-4 5-4

May  

17-11 8-4 9-7

June  

9-16 5-8 4-8

July  

15-11 6-3 9-8

August  

13-15 9-6 4-9

September/October 

12-17 9-6 3-11

 

Games at new Busch Stadium I attended this season (click date for game summary):

Date

Game #

Opponent

Score

Seat

Price

4/27   Nationals 6-2 W Outfield Terrace Reserved

$18

5/13

 

Diamondbacks

9-1 W

Outfield Terrace Reserved

$18

5/29

26

Astros

3-1 W

Infield Terrace Reserved

$19

6/30

41

Royals

7-5 L

Infield Terrace Reserved

$19

7/13

 

Dodgers

3-2 W

Outfield Terrace Box

$28

7/18 49 Braves 14-5 L Infield Field Box

$45

8/25   Cubs 2-1 W

Outfield Pavilion Box

$32

 

2006 Team Info.(from Baseball-Reference.com)    2006 League Stats (from Baseball-Reference.com)

                    

 

 

MLB Videos:

- Cardinals Retire #42

 

Highlights:

Wow!  What a season!  Who would have thought the Cardinals would make it to the World Series and then to win it?   Unbelievable!   All aspects of the team came together at just the right, good defense, good pitching and just enough offense to hold off the Padres, Mets, and Tigers.   Go Crazy Folks, Go Crazy!   Enjoy!

 

 

World Series:  

StL:  4     Detroit1

 

Series Recap (MLB)

 

Saturday, 10/21 -  Cards: 7   Tigers: 2   (in Detroit(Game recap)

Sunday, 10/22 -  Cards: 1   Tigers: 3   (in Detroit(Game recap)

Tuesday, 10/24 -  Cards: 5   Tigers: 0   (in St. Louis(Game recap)

Thursday, 10/26 -  Cards: 5   Tigers: 4   (in St. Louis(Game recap)

Friday, 10/27 -  Cards: 4   Tigers: 2   (in St. Louis(Game recap)

 

2006 World Serris ticket stub         2006 World Series Official Program - Pujols

 

Scott Rolen (.421) and Yadier Molina (.412) each hit over .400 during the World Series.

 

National League Championship Series: 

 

 

StL:  4     New York3

 

NLCS Recap (MLB)

 

Thursday, 10/12 -  Cards: 0   Mets: 2   (in N.Y.(Game recap)

Friday, 10/13 -  Cards: 9   Mets: 6   (in N.Y.(Game recap)

Saturday, 10/14 -  Cards: 5   Mets: 0   (in St. Louis(Game recap)

Sunday, 10/15 -  Cards: 5   Mets: 12   (in St. Louis(Game recap)

Tuesday, 10/17 -  Cards: 4   Mets: 2   (in St. Louis(Game recap)

Wednesday, 10/18 -  Cards: 2   Mets: 4   (in N.Y.(Game recap)

Thursday, 10/19 -  Cards: 3   Mets: 1   (in N.Y.(Game recap)

 

2006 NLCS Ticket Stub

 

Home Game #2 pictures  (10/15)

 

2006 NLCS Official Program 2006 St. Louis Cardinals

 

National League Division Series:  

 

 

StL:  3     San Diego1

 

NLDS Recap (MLB)

Tuesday, 10/3 -  Cards: 5   San Diego: 1   (in San Diego(Game recap)

Thursday, 10/5 -  Cards: 2   San Diego0   (in San Diego(Game recap)

Saturday, 10/7 -  Cards: 1   San Diego3   (in St. Louis(Game recap)

Sunday, 10/8 -  Cards: 6   San Diego2   (in St. Louis(Game recap)

 

2006 NLDS Ticket Stub

 

 

Eckstein: The Ultimate Underdog!

David Eckstein is only the 4th shortstop in ML history to win the World Series MVP.

The new Busch Stadium became only the 6th stadium in ML history to host a World Series game in its opening year.

Carpenter earns player of the week (Sept 11th) honors!

This is the first time in 40 years that the Cardinals haven't played a game on artificial turf.

The Cardinals have been the NL Central leaders on Labor Day for the past five seasons!

 Some of Albert's unbelievable stats!

- Joined Jim Bottomley as the only Cardinals to have six consecutive 100-RBI seasons.

- 4th player in ML history to have 6-straight 100-RBI seasons to begin their careers. (Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Al Simmons)

- Only player in the majors to ever have hit 30 or more HR's in each of his first six seasons.

- Is the only player ever to have scored 100 runs, driven in 100, hit 30 HRs and batted over .300 in each of his first five seasons.

Carpenter and Duncan earn co-players of the week (August 20th) honors!

Pittsburgh Pirates trip

Carpenter earns player of the week (July 13th) honors!

Cardinals Note:  As of 7/3, the Cardinals have the 2nd most Central division wins (1053) since the inception of the Central division in 1994.  (The Astros have the most with 1066).   Also, the Cardinals have the 2nd most MLB wins (619) behind the Yankees (629).

Cardinals have 3 players on the NL All-Star team!!!

Pujols gets the most NL votes for the All-Star game!!!

Detroit Tigers trip

Chicago White Sox trip

Sign a petition to retire Willie McGee's number 51!

Adam Wainwright homers on the first pitch of his first at bat!

Pujols earns co-player of the week (May 8th) honors!

Connor Mobley throws out first pitch at the May 13th game!

Tyler Mobley watches batting practice from the field!

Pujols earns player of the month honors for April!

Pujols sets the HR record for April!

Pujols homers in four straight at-bats!

Pujols reaches 1000 career hits!

Pujols Greatest Hits!

 

Cardinals RBI Leaders   Year RBIs

April

Albert Pujols 2006 32
  Mark McGwire 1998 32

May  

Jack Clark 1987 35

June  

Jim Edmonds 2003 29
  Albert Pujols 2003 29

July

Brian Jordan 1996 33

August  

Jim Edmonds 2001 32
  Albert Pujols 2002 32

September/October 

Bill White 1964 29

 

Baseball America named Anthony Reyes as the Cardinals top prospect in 2005 & 2006

 

ESPN Central Division 2006 outlook

Best trades of the last 40 years

Worst trades of the last 40 years

2006 Season Preview

2006 Cardinal Caravan

Bruce Sutter is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame!!!

Old Busch Stadium Tribute

 

    Standing   Standing   Standing
Year After game #45   After game #100   After game #140  
2006 29-16 1, +3 58-42 1, +5.5 75-65 1,+5.5
2005 29-16 1, +7 63-37 1, +9.5 88-52 1, +12.5
2004 23-22 5,-3.5 64-36 1, +10 93-47 1, +17
2003 23-22 3, -2.5 51-49 2, -4 73-67 2, -.5
2002 24-21 2, -3 57-43 1, +5 79-61 1, +5.5
2001 26-19 1, +1.5 51-49 3, -7.5 76-64 3, -6.5
2000 27-18 1, +1.5 57-43 1, +7.5 81-59 1, +9.5
1996 19-26 3, -2 54-46 1, +2 75-65 1, +1.5
1993 23-22 4, -8 57-43 2, -6 76-64 3, -10
1989 23-22 3, -3 53-47 3, -5 77-63 2, -1.5
1987 29-16 1, +2 61-39 1, +4 83-57 1, +3
1985 24-21 4, -4 61-39 1, +2.5 85-55 1, +.5
1982 28-17 1, +2.5 57-43 T1 (Phils) 79-61 1, +.5

 

 

Sporting News Fantasy Baseball - Pujols    2006 Athlon Sports Baseball MLB Preview - Pujols

    2006 Sports Illustrated Basebal preview - Pujols    2006 Sports Illustrated Kids - Baseball preview - Pujols

2006 St. Louis Cardinals Pocket Schedule - Pujols    2006 St. Louis Cardinals Pocket Schedule

2006 St. Louis Cardinals Official Scorecard

2006 St. Louis Cardinals Springfield Training program    St. Louis Cardinals - New Stadium Fan Guide

2006 St. Louis Cardinals Ticket Stub 2006 St. Louis Cardinals Ticket Stub 2006 St. Louis Cardinals Ticket Stub

 

2006 St. Louis Cardinals Ticket Stub

2006 St. Louis Cardinals Ticket Stub    2006 St. Louis Cardinals Ticket Stub

2006 St. Louis Cardinals World Series Champs First Day Issue

2006 St. Louis Cardinals Official Yearbook    2006 St. Louis Cardinals Cardinals Crew - Eckstein

Sporting New Fantasy Baseball - Pujols    Sporting News - Redbird Express - Pujols, Rolen

2006 St. Louis Cardinals World Champions    2006 St. Louis Cardinals World Series Champions

    Sports Illustrated - World Series Commemorative Edition    2006 St. Louis Cardinals Gameday

Sports Illustrated - Pujols    Sports Illustrated - World Champions - Eckstein

2006 Hall of Fame Yearbook - Sutter  

 

 

2006 is the first year since 1969 in which the Cards will not play a game in Canada, ending the longest streak of consecutive seasons played north of the border by a US-based Major League franchise.

The Cards set a club record for the most wins in April with 17... the previous record was 15 set in 2005.

 

 

(Tell me your highlights from 2006!)

 

NL Division: St. Louis over San Diego (3-1)     NL Championship:  St. Louis over New York (4-3)

World SeriesSt. Louis over Detriot (4-1)

 

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