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35 St. Louis Cardinals Trivia Questions

Welcome, baseball buffs and trivia titans! 

Step up to the plate and get ready to knock it out of the park with some St. Louis Cardinals trivia. 

Whether you bleed red for the Cardinals or you’re just a casual fan looking to test your knowledge, we’ve got a lineup of quirky questions that will challenge even the most seasoned sports aficionados. 

Here we go. 

St. Louis Cardinals Trivia Questions

  1. Who was the first St. Louis Cardinal to win the National League MVP Award, and in what year?

  2. In what year did the St. Louis Cardinals win their first World Series championship, and who did they defeat?

  3. Name the Hall of Fame pitcher who won three Cy Young Awards while playing for the Cardinals.

  4. What significant event happened to the Cardinals in 1982 that had not occurred since 1967?

  5. Who holds the Cardinals’ record for most home runs in a single season, and how many did he hit?

  6. In which year did the Cardinals move to their current stadium, and what is the name of the stadium?

  7. Who was the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals during their 2006 World Series win, and who did they defeat?

  8. What is the name of the Cardinal who stole 110 bases in 1974, setting a National League record at the time?

  9. How many total World Series championships have the Cardinals won as of 2023, making them second only to the New York Yankees in total championships?

  10. Name the Cardinals player who won the Rookie of the Year Award in 2001.

  11. Who was the Cardinals’ first player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and in what year?

  12. Which Cardinal player holds the record for the highest single-season batting average in team history, and what was the average?

  13. Name the pitcher who led the Cardinals to a World Series victory in 1982 and was also named the World Series MVP.

  14. In what year did the Cardinals achieve their highest single-season win total in franchise history, and how many games did they win?

  15. Who hit the “Go Crazy Folks, Go Crazy!” home run in the 1985 NLCS, and against which team was it hit?

  16. What unique record did the 1944 St. Louis Cardinals team set during the World Series?

  17. Which Cardinals player won the NL Triple Crown in 1937, and what were his stats for home runs, RBI, and batting average?

  18. How many Gold Gloves did Ozzie Smith win as a Cardinal?

  19. Who was the Cardinals’ manager during their 1942 World Series win, and who did they defeat?

  20. What was significant about the Cardinals’ 1934 World Series team, commonly referred to by a particular nickname?

  21. Who was the first Cardinals player to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases in a single season?

  22. In what year did the Cardinals join the National League?

  23. Which Cardinals player was the first to win the National League Rookie of the Year Award, and in what year?

  24. Name the Cardinals’ player with the most career hits in franchise history.

  25. Who was the youngest player ever to play for the Cardinals, and how old was he?

  26. Which Cardinals player was the first to have his number retired by the team, and what was the number?

  27. Name the player who won the National League MVP while playing for the Cardinals in 1943.

  28. What was the original name of the Cardinals before they adopted their current name?

  29. In what year did the Cardinals first wear their iconic “birds on the bat” uniform?

  30. Who was the Cardinals’ pitcher that won 20 games in four consecutive seasons from 2004 to 2007?

  31. How many times have the Cardinals won the National League pennant as of 2023?

  32. What is the name of the Cardinals’ minor league affiliate that has won numerous championships and is known for developing future Cardinals stars?

  33. Who was the Cardinals’ shortstop famous for making “The Wizard” nickname popular?

  34. In which year did the Cardinals complete their first 100-loss season in the 20th century, and how many games did they lose?

  35. Which Cardinals player holds the record for the most stolen bases in a single season, and how many bases did he steal?

Answers

  1. Rogers Hornsby in 1925.

  2. They won their first World Series in 1926, defeating the New York Yankees.

  3. Bob Gibson, who won the award in 1968, 1970, and 1972.

  4. They won the World Series championship.

  5. Mark McGwire, who hit 70 home runs in 1998.

  6. The Cardinals moved to Busch Stadium (the third stadium to bear the name) in 2006.

  7. Tony La Russa was the manager, and they defeated the Detroit Tigers.

  8. Lou Brock.

  9. As of 2024, the Cardinals have won 11 World Series championships.

  10. Albert Pujols.

  11. Branch Rickey, inducted as an executive in 1967.

  12. Rogers Hornsby, with a .424 average in 1924.

  13. Joaquín Andújar.

  14. 1942, with 106 wins.

  15. Ozzie Smith, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

  16. They played against the St. Louis Browns, marking the only all-St. Louis World Series.

  17. Joe Medwick, with 31 home runs, 154 RBI, and a .374 batting average.

  18. Ozzie Smith won 13 Gold Gloves as a Cardinal.

  19. Billy Southworth was the manager, and they defeated the New York Yankees.

  20. Known as the “Gashouse Gang” for their rough-and-tumble style of play.

  21. No Cardinals player has ever hit 40 home runs and stolen 40 bases in a single season

  22. The Cardinals joined the National League in 1892.

  23. Wally Moon, in 1954.

  24. Stan Musial, with 3,630 career hits.

  25. Joe Nuxhall was the youngest player in MLB history at 15 years old, but for the Cardinals, it was Mike Morgan, who debuted at 18 years and 8 days in 1978.

  26. Stan Musial, number 6.

  27. Stan Musial.

  28. They were originally known as the St. Louis Brown Stockings.

  29. 1922

  30. Chris Carpenter.

  31. The Cardinals have won the National League pennant 19 times as of 2023.

  32. The Memphis Redbirds.

  33. Ozzie Smith.

  34. They lost 105 games in the 1908 season.

  35. Lou Brock stole 118 bases in the 1974 season.
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