Drama and Pride in the Gateway City

Drama and Pride in the Gateway City

The 1964 St. Louis Cardinals

Edited by John Harry Stahl and Bill Nowlin
Associate Editors Tom Heinlein, Russell Lake, and Leonard Levin

Memorable Teams in Baseball History Series

376 pages
69 photographs, 45 tables


April 2013


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About the Book

By 1964 the storied St. Louis Cardinals had gone seventeen years without so much as a pennant. Things began to turn around in 1953, when August A. Busch Jr. bought the team and famously asked where all the black players were. Under the leadership of men like Bing Devine and Johnny Keane, the Cardinals began signing talented players regardless of color, and slowly their star started to rise again.

Drama and Pride in the Gateway City commemorates the team that Bing Devine built, the 1964 team that prevailed in one of the tightest three-way pennant races of all time and then went on to win the World Series, beating the New York Yankees in the full seven games. All the men come alive in these pages—pitchers Ray Sadecki and Bob Gibson, players Lou Brock, Curt Flood, and Bobby Shantz, manager Johnny Keane, his coaches, the Cardinals’ broadcasters, and Bill White, who would one day run the entire National League—along with the dramatic events that made the 1964 Cardinals such a memorable club in a memorable year.

Author Bio

John Harry Stahl has contributed to four previous Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) books and is a member of SABR’s Baseball Biography Project (BioProject), which consists of more than two thousand biographies of Major and Minor League players, coaches, managers, and executives/owners. Bill Nowlin, vice president of SABR since 2004, has written more than thirty-five Red Sox–related books, most recently Fenway Park at 100: Baseball’s Hometown.


"However you use this book, the important thing is this: it belongs in a place of honor on your shelf of Cardinal literature. To paraphrase Mr. Buck, "It’s a winner!""—C70 at the Bat

"[Drama and Pride in the Gateway City] should find its way to the shelves of anyone seriously interested in the history of the St. Louis Cardinals."—Roger Launius's Blog

"Drama and Pride in the Gateway City is an invaluable contribution to baseball history and research because it presents for the first time all of the team's players, coaches, and selected writers, announcers, front-office personnel together and tells their unique story, indeed giving them a voice."—Gregory H. Wolf, Journal of Sport History

Table of Contents


      Mark Armour

1. Dave Bakenhaster

      Joe Schuster

2. Ken Boyer

      Burton A. Boxerman

3. Lou Brock

      Dave Williams

4. Ernie Broglio

      Russell Lake

5. Jerry Buchek

      Mark Simon

6. Lew Burdette

      Alex Kupfer

7. Timeline, April 14<EN>April 30

      John Harry Stahl

8. Doug Clemens

      John Harry Stahl

9. Roger Craig

      Richard L. Shook

10. Mike Cuellar

      Adam J. Ulrey

11. Dave Dowling

      Rory Costello

12. Harry Fanok

      Rory Costello

13. Curt Flood

      Terry W. Sloope

14. Phil Gagliano

      Bill Nowlin

15. Timeline, May 1<EN>May 31

      John Harry Stahl

16. Bob Gibson

      Terry W. Sloope

17. Dick Groat

      Joseph Wancho

18. Glen Hobbie

      Jim Leefers

19. Bob Humphreys

      John Harry Stahl

20. Charlie James

      Russell Lake

21. Julián Javier

      Paul Geisler Jr.

22. Johnny Lewis

      John Harry Stahl

23. Timeline, June 1<EN>June 30

      John Harry Stahl

24. Jeoff Long

      Rory Costello

25. Dal Maxvill

      Loretta Donovan

26. Tim McCarver

      Dave Williams

27. Joe Morgan

      Rory Costello

28. Gordon Richardson

      John Harry Stahl

29. Ray Sadecki

      Justin Murphy

30. Barney Schultz

      John Harry Stahl

31. Timeline, July 1<EN>July 31

      John Harry Stahl

32. Mike Shannon

      Kevin D. McCann

33. Bobby Shantz

      Mel Marmer

34. Curt Simmons

      Edward W. Veit

35. Bob Skinner

      Joseph Wancho

36. Ed Spiezio

      John Harry Stahl

37. Jack Spring

      Jim Price

38. Ron Taylor

      Maxwell Kates

39. Timeline, August 1<EN>August 31

      John Harry Stahl

40. Bob Uecker

      Eric Aron

41. Carl Warwick

      Thomas Ayers

42. Ray Washburn

      Tim Herlich

43. Bill White

      Warren Corbett

44. Johnny Keane

      John Harry Stahl

45. Vern Benson

      Rory Costello

46. Howie Pollet

      Warren Corbett

47. Timeline, September 1<EN>September 30

      John Harry Stahl

48. Red Schoendienst

      Kristen Lokemoen

49. Joe Schultz

      Rory Costello

50. Bing Devine

      Mark Armour

51. Bob Howsam

      Mark Armour

52. Branch Rickey

      Andy McCue

53. Stan Musial

      Jan Finkel

54. Jack Buck

      Kristen Lokemoen

55. Timeline, October 1<EN>October 4

      John Harry Stahl

56. Harry Caray

      Matt Bohn

57. August A. Busch Jr.

      John Harry Stahl

58. A Three-Way Tie for the Pennant?

      Russell Lake

59. The 1964 World Series

      John Harry Stahl


      John Harry Stahl

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