100 Things Cardinals Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

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Most St. Louis Cardinals fans have taken in a game or two at Busch Stadium, have seen highlights of a young Ozzie Smith, and enjoyed Matt Carpenter’s salsa-induced hot streak in 2018. But only real fans have visited “Trinket City,” know the origin of the Redbird logo, or understand the significance of the number 1.12.

In this revised and updated edition of 100 Things Cardinals Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, author Derrick Goold collects every essential piece of Cardinals knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining, enlightening, and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom. 


Derrick Goold is an award-winning reporter and baseball writer who has covered the Cardinals for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch since 2004. He has been a finalist for the Associated Press Sports Editors’ top beat writer in any sport multiple times and has won the award twice. A past president of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, he contributes to Baseball America and MLB Network and hosts the Best Podcast in Baseball. He lives in St. Louis with his wife and son.

A three-time All-Star, Adam Wainwright has pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals since 2005. He resides in St. Louis, Missouri.


“This book is a fun catch-all for any Cardinals fan of any age to enjoy. I defy anyone who loves the 'Birds on the Bat' to go chapter to chapter and not smile at the memories that each one evokes. It captures the greatness of the franchise brilliantly.”
—Joe Buck, FOX Sports

“In his distinguished career at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Derrick has become the foremost authority on the Cardinals. If you care about the Cardinals, you’re in for a treat with this book.”
—Tyler Kepner, national baseball writer for the New York Times 

“Derrick Goold is the best beat writer covering baseball in this era.” —Buster Olney, ESPN senior writer