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March Madness Cardinal Tourney – Round One

Earlier today we introduced the UCB All Time Cardinal Team Tournament.

This tournament of 64 different Cardinal franchises will start today here on i70baseball and on Pitchers Hit Eighth.

The Buck Region belongs to us and our match-ups follow below.  Please take the time to vote on the various games and help us determine who the best of the best really is.

Voting for this round will close on Saturday, March 17, at 8:00 p.m. Central Time

The 1942Cardinals hold the record for the most wins in franchise history (106). They won the World Series, only losing one game to the Yankees. Enos Slaughter was the team’s top performing player posting a 7.1 WAR.

The 1917 Cardinals finished 3rd in the National League with a 82-70 record. Rogers Hornsby led the team in WAR, posting a 9.2.

Round 1 Game

  • (1) 1942 (100%, 26 Votes)
  • (16) 1917 (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 26

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The 1947Cards posted a 89-65 record while finishing second in the National League. Whitey Kurowski was the best on the team, posting a 6.2 WAR.

The 1957 team was also a second place finisher, posting a 87-67 record. Stan Musial would lead the team with a 6.6 WAR.

Round 1 Game 2

  • (9) 1957 (69%, 18 Votes)
  • (8) 1947 (31%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 26

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 The 2005 team won 100 games, yet lost in the NLCS to the Houston Astros.  Albert Pujols led the team with a 8.2 WAR.

The 2008 team would finish in 4th place while posting a 86-76 record.  Albert Pujols would lead this team with a 9.6 WAR.

Round 1 Game 3

  • (5) 2005 (100%, 26 Votes)
  • (12) 2008 (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 26

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The 1943 team would win 105 games and lose the World Series to the New York Yankees.  Stan Musial led the boys with a 8.9 WAR.

1977 was a sentimental pick.  The year I was born, the Cards went 83-79 and finished 3rd in the National League East.  Ted Simmons led the team with a 6.3 WAR.

Round 1 Game 4

  • (4) 1943 (92%, 24 Votes)
  • (13) 1977 (8%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 26

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 In 1944 Cardinals won a World Series title after winning a second consecutive 105 win season.  Stan Musial would post a 9.1 WAR to lead the team.

The 14th seed is the 1914 club.  They finished 81-72, 3rd in the league.  Pitcher Harry “Slim” Sallee led the team with a 4.8 WAR.

Round 1 Game 5

  • (3) 1944 (96%, 25 Votes)
  • (14) 1914 (4%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 26

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 2009 would see the Cardinals finish at 91-71 and lose the NLDS to the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Albert Pujols would led the team with a 8.8 WAR.

The 1991 Cardinals would finish in 2nd place, their highest finish under Joe Torre.  Ozzie Smith would led the team with a 4.7 WAR.

Round 1 Game 6

  • (6) 2009 (65%, 17 Votes)
  • (11) 1991 (35%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 26

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The 1935 Cardinals would finish second in the league despite a 96-58 record.  Dizzy Dean posted a 7.6 WAR.

1989 would give the Cardinals a 86-76 record, good enough to finish third.  Ozzie Smith would lead the team with a 6.3 WAR.

Round 1 Game 7

  • (7) 1935 (88%, 22 Votes)
  • (10) 1989 (12%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 25

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The number two seed represents the site well, coming from 1985.  The team won 101 games and lost the World Series to the Royals.

The 15th seed comes from the year prior, in 1984.  They would finish 84-78 and third in the division.  Bruce Sutter’s 4.5 WAR would lead the team.

Round 1 Game 8

  • (2) 1985 (100%, 24 Votes)
  • (15) 1984 (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 24

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Please vote and share the brackets with your friends.  The polls will close on Saturday and the winners will move on to next week’s rounds.

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3 Responses to “March Madness Cardinal Tourney – Round One”

  1. Voted a lot of chalk in that round.

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