2022 St. Louis Cardinals

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2022 St. Louis Cardinals / Franchise: St. Louis Cardinals / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 93-69, Finished 1st in NL Central Division (2022 NL)

Clinched Division: September 27, 2022, At Milwaukee Brewers

Managed by Oliver Marmol

Coaches: Jeff Albert, Stubby Clapp, Patrick Elkins, Bryan Eversgerd, Mike Maddux, Willie McGee, Skip Schumaker, Turner Ward and Ron Warner

Ballpark: Busch Stadium III

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

On July 2nd, the 2022 St. Louis Cardinals became the first team to hit four consecutive homers in the 1st inning, with Nolan Arenado, Nolan Gorman, Juan Yepez and Dylan Carlson all going deep against Kyle Gibson of the Philadelphia Phillies. It was only the 11th time in major league history that a team had hit four consecutive long balls, and this had never been accomplished by the Cardinals. Still, it took another homer by Arenado, this one in the 9th, for the Cardinals to end up 7-6 winners in the game. This came one day after Arenado had been the first Cardinals player since Mark Grudzielanek in 2005 to hit for the cycle - but this had come in a losing cause, a 5-3 loss against the same Phillies.

Awards and Honors[edit]

Further Reading[edit]

  • John Denton: "Cards hit 4 straight HRs! 11th time in history: Arenado wins it with 2nd homer of the game", mlb.com, July 3, 2022. [1]
  • John Denton: "'This is what we play for': Cards clinch NL Central title", mlb.com, September 28, 2022. [2]
  • Jeff Jones: "This year’s Cardinals are chasing their first title since 2011. Is that a realistic goal?", Belleville News-Democrat, April 3, 2022. [3]
  • Dave Skretta (Associated Press): "Cardinals' Oliver Marmol inherits veteran, win-now team", Yahoo! News, March 29, 2022. [4]
  • Washington Post: "Cardinals clinch the NL Central title" historic-newspapers.com, September 28, 2022