Franchise History

Years Lg Team Name
1901-2020 MLB St. Louis Cardinals
1900 NL St. Louis Cardinals
1899 NL St. Louis Perfectos
1892-98 NL St. Louis Browns
1883-91 AA St. Louis Browns
1882 AA St. Louis Brown Stockings

Top Seasons

Year Record Result
2013 97-65 Lost World Series
2011 90-72 Won World Series
2006 83-78 Won World Series
2004 105-57 Lost World Series
1987 95-67 Lost World Series

Recent Seasons

Year Record Result
2020 30-28 Lost Wild Card Game
2019 91-71 Lost NLCS
2018 88-74 Missed Playoffs
2017 83-79 Missed Playoffs
2016 86-76 Missed Playoffs

1st Round Draft Picks

Year Rd/Pick Player
2020 1 / 21 Jordan Walker 3B
2019 1 / 19 Zack Thompson P
2018 1 / 19 Nolan Gorman 3B
2018 1 / 43 Griffin Roberts RHP
2016 1 / 23 Delvin Perez SS

Longest Serving GM's

Tenure Years General Manager
1919-42 24 Branch Rickey
1958-78 18 Bing Devine
1995-07 13 Walt Jocketty
1943-53 11 William Walsingham, Jr.
2008-17 10 John Mozeliak

Principal Owners

Tenure Years Owner
1995-21 27 William DeWitt, Jr.
1989-94 6 Anheuser Busch Corp.
1953-88 36 Gussie Busch
1952 1 Robert Hannegan
1948-51 4 Fred Saigh
1917-47 31 Sam Breadon
1911-16 6 Helene Hathaway Britton
1899-10 12 Stanley Robison
1899-08 10 Frank Robison
1882-98 17 Chris Von Der Ahe
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