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'Unfinished business': Back with the Cardinals, Adam Wainwright says the 2023 season will be his last

‘Unfinished business’: Back with the Cardinals, Adam Wainwright says the 2023 season will be his last

St. Louis Cardinals president of operations John Mozeliak on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 talks about the return of Adam Wainwright for another season with the team. That final walk off the field and into the offseason was longer than usual this season for Adam Wainwright, who had to come all the way from the Busch …

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Skip Schumaker named Marlins new manager, starting changes to Cardinals' coaching staff

Skip Schumaker named Marlins new manager, starting changes to Cardinals’ coaching staff

After a year in the position that has become a steppingstone from the Cardinals dugout to a promotion, Skip Schumaker was named the Miami Marlins’ new manager Tuesday, and his departure offers a glimpse into what could be several changes coming to Oliver Marmol’s staff in St. . Louis. Schumaker is the fourth consecutive Cardinals …

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Gordo: Tony La Russa suffers a sad ending to a remarkable managerial career

Gordo: Tony La Russa suffers a sad ending to a remarkable managerial career

That was no way for Tony La Russa’s Hall of Fame managerial career to end. An Albert Pujols-like finale it was not. La Russa’s second exit from the Chicago White Sox did not read like a Hallmark movie script. Fans cheered, but not in a way that warmed his heart. “I am sincerely disappointed that …

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Quick hits: Pujols passes Babe Ruth with 2,216th RBI, but Cardinals walk away with loss

Quick hits: Pujols passes Babe Ruth with 2,216th RBI, but Cardinals walk away with loss

PITTSBURGH — The joke inside the Cardinals’ dugout for the past few months as Albert Pujols stood on base after another RBI or circled them after another home run was waiting for a baseball to be rolled jolly to the dugout for authentication. “You just stand on the dugout and wait for them to ask …

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Cardinals notebook: Yadier Molina's 'tough' choice about more than business

Cardinals notebook: Yadier Molina’s ‘tough’ choice about more than business

CHICAGO — As Yadier Molina explained his decision to leave the Cardinals in the middle of a road trip to attend to what he and the team called “business” concerns in Puerto Rico, it became increasingly clear how much of that choice was personal. Molina left the Cardinals for two days to be present Saturday …

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Albert Pujols' homer lifts Cardinals lefty Jordan Montgomery's shutout, overpowers Cubs

Albert Pujols’ homer lifts Cardinals lefty Jordan Montgomery’s shutout, overpowers Cubs

CHICAGO — The importance of the home run to history was obvious when even a bleacher creature at Wrigley Field didn’t dare follow tradition and toss that baseball back on the field. The importance of the homer to the moment was clear on the scoreboard. Albert Pujols led off the seventh inning with a solo …

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Quick hits: Jordan Montgomery wins third in succession as Cardinals beat Rockies again

Quick hits: Jordan Montgomery wins third in succession as Cardinals beat Rockies again

An update on the Cardinals’ two deadline-day trades completed Aug. 2 reveals the following: Jose Quintana and Jordan Montgomery, both left-handers, have made six starts. The Cardinals have won all six games, with Montgomery, who came from the New York Yankees, receiving credit for three wins in his three outings. Including the Cardinals’ 5-1 triumph …

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'This is our house': Albert Pujols schools Brewers, helps launch Cardinals to power win

‘This is our house’: Albert Pujols schools Brewers, helps launch Cardinals to power win

Hours before he hit two home runs and punctuated an emphatic victory, Cardinals great Albert Pujols gave a young, struggling teammate a tip, leading to the homer that changed the game. During a hitters’ meeting early Sunday morning, Pujols drew from his previous at-bats against Milwaukee reliever Taylor Rogers, including an eight-pitch strikeout Saturday. Five …

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