The St. Louis Cardinals have seemingly been a model franchise for decades. St. Louis has consistently managed to build competitive teams that play strong defense and can get the job done on the mound and at the plate. But how successful have the Cardinals been at bringing World Series titles to St. Louis? Here’s a look at how many championships the Cardinals have won throughout its history.
St. Louis Cardinals World Series history
The St. Louis Cardinals franchise has won 11 World Series titles. Those championships came in:
The Cardinals’ first title came in 1926. Led by Baseball Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby, St. Louis would win its first championship after beating the Yankees in the 1926 World Series. Five years later, the Cardinals would defeat the powerhouse Philadelphia Athletics to claim the franchise’s second title.
In 1934, the Cardinals, led by Dizzy Dean, would defeat the Tigers to win the Cards’ third title. The team’s next title would come in 1942, thanks to a core that included Enos Slaughter and Stan “The Man” Musial.
St. Louis would beat the Yankees in five games to win the Cardinals’ fourth title. The Cardinals would win again in 1944 and 1946, beating the St. Louis Browns and Boston Red Sox, respectively.
St. Louis would not win a title in the 1950s, but would in the 60s. St. Louis would beat the Yankees again in 1964, and take down the Carl Yastrzemski-led Red Sox in 1967.
In 1982, St. Louis would win its ninth title, defeating the Brewers in seven games. After that title. the Cardinals would go 24 years without a championship. That changed in 2006, a year that saw the Cardinals clinch the NL Central after an 83-win season. St. Louis would defeat the Tigers in five games.