The Cardinals Way

Despite years of phenomenal achievements, including going to the World Series in 2004 and again in 2006, the Cardinals reinvented themselves using the "Cardinal Way," a term that has come to represent many things to fans, media, and other ...

The Cardinals Way

The St. Louis Cardinals have experienced the kind of success that is rare in baseball. Regarded by many as the premier organization in Major League Baseball, they not only win, but do so with an apparently bottomless pool of talent, one that is mostly homegrown. Despite years of phenomenal achievements, including going to the World Series in 2004 and again in 2006, the Cardinals reinvented themselves using the "Cardinal Way," a term that has come to represent many things to fans, media, and other organizations, from an ironclad code of conduct to the team's cutting-edge use of statistic and analytics, and a farm system that has transformed baseball. Baseball journalist Howard Megdal takes fans behind the scenes and off the field, interviewing dozens of key players within the Cardinals organization, including owner Bill DeWitt and the general manager John Mozeliak. Megdal reveals how the players are assessed and groomed using an unrivaled player development system that has created a franchise that is the envy of the baseball world. In the spirit of Moneyball, The Cardinals Way tells an in-depth, fascinating story about a consistently good franchise, the business of sports in the twenty-first century and a team that has learned how to level the playing field, turning in season after successful season.

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The Cardinals Way
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Howard Megdal
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-23 - Publisher: Macmillan

The St. Louis Cardinals have experienced the kind of success that is rare in baseball. Regarded by many as the premier organization in Major League Baseball, they not only win, but do so with an apparently bottomless pool of talent, one that is mostly homegrown. Despite years of phenomenal achievements,
The Real Madrid Way
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Steven G. Mandis
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-11 - Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

The untold story of Real Madrid: one of the most incredible turnarounds in sports and business history. Real Madrid is the most successful sports team on the planet. The soccer club has more trophies than any other sports team, including 11 UEFA Champions League trophies. However, the story behind the
Unwritten
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Danny Knobler
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-09 - Publisher: Triumph Books

Don't bunt in a blowout. Don't pimp your home runs. Act like you've been here before. In Unwritten: Bat Flips, the Fun Police, and Baseball's New Future, national baseball writer Danny Knobler dives deep beyond the brushbacks and brawls to examine shifting attitudes towards Major League Baseball's once-sacred player codes.
The Cardinals Encyclopedia
Language: en
Pages: 652
Authors: Mike Eisenbath
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Temple University Press

Entries provides on each Cardinal season, player, coach, and World Series game
El Birdos
Language: en
Pages: 410
Authors: Doug Feldmann
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-03-22 - Publisher: McFarland

In 1953, August A. Busch purchased the St. Louis Cardinals for nearly four million dollars. His dream included not only the best players money could buy but a brand new Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis. The early sixties found Busch working on both, and by May 1966, when the