Springfield (MO) Cardinals
- Location: Springfield, MO
- League: Western Association 1932, 1935-1942; Western League 1933; Texas League 2005-2019; Double-A Central 2021-
- Affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals 1932-1933, 1935-1942, 2005-present
- Ballpark: John Q. Hammons Field 2005-present
The Springfield Cardinals are the AA affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals in the Double-A Central; they formerly played in the Texas League. They are owned by their parent Cardinals and began play in 2005 when the El Paso Diablos relocated to Springfield, MO. They play their home games at John Q. Hammons Field.
Missouri's Springfield hosted many minor league teams dating back to 1902. The first to be called Cardinals was the 1932 entry in the Class C Western Association. That was also the first Springfield club affiliated with the Cardinals, as Branch Rickey developed his invention now known as a farm system. Springfield's 1933 club, still called the Cardinals, played in the Class A Western League. The Western Association returned to Springfield in 1934, but the team - although still affiliated with the Cards - didn't resume its nickname until 1935.
Today's S-Cardinals play Copa de la Diversión Hispanic engagement campaign games as Cardenales de Springfield - a straightforward Spanish translation of their name.
|1931||87-57||1st||Eddie Dyer||none League Champs|
|1932||79-51||1st||Eddie Dyer||League Champs|
|1933||73-50||3rd||Joe Schultz Sr.|
|1935||87-48||1st||George Payne||Lost League Finals|
|1937||76-67||4th||Clay Hopper||League Champs|
|1938||79-56||2nd||Clay Hopper||Lost in 1st round|
|1939||78-60||3rd||George Silvey||League Champs|
|1940||56-76||7th||George Silvey / Ollie Vanek|
|1941||92-43||2nd||Ollie Vanek||Lost in 1st round|