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St. Louis Cardinals historian encapsulates the franchise in new book

by Danya Artimisi

The new book St. Louis Cardinals: Everything You Need to Know! offers a unique approach to telling the story of Cardinals baseball for fans young and old.

Hundreds of vivid photos and accompanying vignettes allow readers to experience the players, teams, and special moments of one of baseball’s greatest franchises. Within these pages, readers will find the love and joy that fans call “Cardinal baseball.” Relive the 19 pennants, the 11 World Series Championships, and all the special moments in-between.

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St. Louis: St. Louis Cardinals 3rd baseman Mike Shanon has established himself at 3rd base, in his 2nd season at that spot, and has returned to his old form at that plat, leading the team in home runs with 13 as of mid-July. A converted outfielder, Shannon got off to a shaky start holding down the hot corner, but he came through in great fashion to help the Cardinals win the World Series in 1967, in his first year at that position. Shannon now feels at home at 3rd base and his hitting has picked up to a .279 with 13 homer, and 51 runs batted in as of July 22, 1968.           

Which Redbird players were the best at each position and which ones made it to the Hall of Fame? Can you name their lone Triple Crown winner or the team’s MVPs? What are the “Perfectos” and who’s in the “Gashouse Gang?” It’s a story over 140 years in the making that will simply make Redbird fans of all ages “Go Crazy” for Cardinal baseball!

UNKNOWN – OCTOBER 1964: Mike Shannon of the St. Louis Cardinals in the locker room during the 1964 World Series against the New York Yankees October 1964. (Photo by Sporting News via Getty Images via Getty Images)

St. Louis author and baseball historian Ed Wheatley covers this storied franchise with an illustrated collection of highlights from the 1800s to today. Look back at your favorite Cardinals moments or discover things you never knew in St. Louis Cardinals: Everything You Need to Know!

Book Signing:

Monday, June 5 at 6 p.m.

Scenic Regional Library

111 Lamar Parkway in Pacific, MO

Danya is a music junkie and an accomplished producer and writer. With over 20 years in the music and media industry, she worked in St. Louis radio as an on-air talent for 16 years, in television as a writer/producer/assignment editor at KMOV-TV, and started her own podcast at Radiodanya.com showcasing St. Louis’ local music scene, is currently the host of
Arch City Live and is an on-air talent on 105.7 The Point. She received her Bachelor Degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and her Masters Degree from Saint Louis University. In addition to contributing to Arch City Media, she is a writer/editor/photographer for an online publication dedicated to documenting live shows throughout the U.S.: The Spectatour: We Spectate, We Tour. Aside from music’s spectrum of genres, she is also an avid hockey, baseball, and soccer fan.

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