The 50 Greatest Players in St. Louis Cardinals History.pdf
This book carefully examines the careers of the fifty men who made the greatest impact on one of the most successful franchises in the history of professional sports. Features of The 50 Greatest Players in St. Louis Cardinals History include quotes from opposing players and former teammates, summaries of each player's best season, recaps of their most memorable performances, and listings of their notable achievements.
This new book features distinguished players from the historically most prominent National League team with 11 World Series victories and 18 National League pennants. As Cohen notes, by the 1930s, 'all cities west of the Mississippi and south of the Mason-Dixon Line broadcasted cardinals games over the radio,' thereby 'making the redbirds 'America's Team' in many ways' (p. x)...Written in a lively, entertaining manner, this book belongs in most public and school libraries. Cohen's choice of players and his rankings will generate plenty of controversy among long-time Cardinals fans, but the book will appeal to both old and new baseball fans of all ages who admire brilliant individual player careers summarized in crisp biographical sketches and statistics. Twenty black-and-white photographs enhance the text. American Reference Books Annual
Robert W. Cohen began writing professionally in 2004. His first published work, A Team for the Ages: Baseball's All-Time All-Star Team, clearly reflects his great love of the game of baseball, and also his vast knowledge of the sport. A sports historian, Cohen has appeared on numerous sports-talk radio programs around the nation to discuss his published works. He lives in Clifton, New Jersey.