The years 1947 through 1963 were dark, frustrating times for fans of the St. Louis Cardinals. This was before playoff baseball, when the only way to play in the World Series was to finish first in the National or the American League. After the Cardinals won the 1946 World Series, the team finished second five times, but no better, for 17 seasons.

Books and Baklava is back! Join us for a used book sale to benefit Welcome Neighbor STL on December 9.