The Gas House Gang

News, Notes and Historical Information on the St. Louis Cardinals

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January 21, 2006


by @ 6:12 pm. Filed under About The Site

My name is Jeff Matthews, and this is my St. Louis Cardinals Blog.  While I’m not extremely happy with some of the moves the Cardinals made this offseason, I still think they have as good of a chance of winning the World Series in 2006 then they have the past couple of years.  One of my tasks will be to document this race.

The other thing I’ll be writing about is a love of mine, baseball history.  Fortunately, the St. Louis Cardinals have a rich history and I shouldn’t run out of topics too soon.  The name of this blog comes from the nickname of the 1930s Cardinals teams.  Two of those teams won World Series and both of those World Series went seven games.  While I’ll definitely spend some time on the players and seasons that made up the Gas House Gang, I have another order of business to take care of this season.

Eighty years ago this season, in 1926, the St. Louis Cardinals won their first of nine World Series.  Leading up to the start of the season, I’ll be doing season specific bios on the players who made up that historic team.  Then in April, I’m going to document the day by day happenings of the team in a diary format.  I’ll even have a little help, as Brian, the author of Tigerblog, has done this exact same thing for the 1984 Tigers and the 1935 Tigers.  I hope you’ll find it as interesting as I do as we go through an entire season from 80 years ago.

I hope you’ll stop by often.  I’ll do my best to provide qualtiy content in both 2006 and beyond.

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