Download El Birdos: The 1967 and 1968 St. Louis Cardinals by Doug Feldmann PDF

By Doug Feldmann

In 1953, August A. Busch bought the St. Louis Cardinals for almost 4 million cash. His dream incorporated not just the easiest avid gamers cash may purchase yet a new Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis. The early sixties came upon Busch engaged on either, and by way of may possibly 1966, whilst the hot Busch Stadium used to be opened, the St. Louis Cardinals have been at the cusp of greatness. an international championship could keep on with in 1967, and in 1968 the Cardinals battled the Tigers in a vintage seven-game sequence, narrowly wasting their bid for back-to-back titles.
This quantity appears to be like again on the extraordinary Cardinal groups of the 1967 and 1968 seasons. starting with the possession shift within the early Fifties, it examines the occasions top as much as the hole of the hot stadium and tracks a number of the participant trades, coverage alterations and inside of dealings of baseball that produced one of many era’s nice groups. the results of department Rickey’s farm method on either the franchise’s good fortune and the game of baseball are mentioned, as are the rumblings of work difficulty that might at once contain one of many Cardinals’ personal. An appendix comprises certain information from the 1967 and 1968 seasons. An index and interval pictures also are included.

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