St. Louis Cardinals award winners and league leaders

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This is a list of award winners and league leaders for the St. Louis Cardinals professional baseball team.



Most Valuable Player[edit]

League Awards[edit]

Note: The modern MVP award was first presented in 1931. One of its predecessors was the League Awards (1922–1929).

Most Valuable Player (NL)[edit]

Note: This was re-named the Kenesaw Mountain Landis Memorial Baseball Award in 1944.

Cy Young[edit]

Rookie of the Year[edit]

Manager of the Year[edit]

Triple Crown (NL): Batting[edit]

See: Triple Crown (baseball)#Batting

Gold Glove Award[edit]

Platinum Glove Award[edit]

Beginning in 2011, the Platinum Glove is fan-voted award conferred annually to single out the top-fielding player from all Gold Glove winners in each league.[1]

  • Catcher
    • Yadier Molina [2] (2011, 2012)[2][3]
  • Note: No other Cardinals players have yet won this award.

Silver Slugger[edit]

Hank Aaron Award[edit]

Main article: Hank Aaron Award
  • Albert Pujols (2003, 2009)

MLB Comeback Player of the Year (NL)[edit]

Roberto Clemente Award[edit]

World Series MVP[edit]

National League Championship Series (NLCS) MVP[edit]

See: National League Championship Series#Most Valuable Player Award

MLB All-Century Team (1999)[edit]

  • Bob Gibson
  • Rogers Hornsby
  • Mark McGwire
  • Stan Musial

DHL Hometown Heroes (2006)[edit]

  • Stan Musial — voted by MLB fans as the most outstanding player in the history of the franchise, based on on-field performance, leadership quality and character value

MLB All-Time Team (1997; BBWAA)[edit]

Cardinals award winners include those who played the highest amount of games in their career with the Cardinals.[7]

  • 2B: Rogers Hornsby
  • LF (Runner-up): Stan Musial

Sporting News Award Series[edit]

MLB Athlete of the Decade (2009)[edit]

Sportsman of the Year/Athlete of the Year/Pro Athlete of the Year[edit]

Note: Normally awarded to one athlete selected from multiple sports per year since 1968.

See: Sporting News#Sportsman of the Year
  • 1974: Lou Brock
  • 1982: Whitey Herzog
  • 1997: Mark McGwire
  • 1998: Mark McGwire

Most Valuable Player[edit]

Note: Established in 1929 and discontinued in 1946.

Player of the Year[edit]

Note: Awarded to one player in all MLB since 1936.

  • 1944: Marty Marion, SS
  • 1946: Stan Musial, 1B
  • 1951: Stan Musial, OF
  • 1964: Ken Boyer, 3B
  • 1971: Joe Torre, 3B
  • 1974: Lou Brock, OF
  • 2003: Albert Pujols, OF
  • 2008: Albert Pujols, 1B
  • 2009: Albert Pujols, 1B

NL Pitcher of the Year[edit]

NL Comeback Player of the Year[edit]

Note: Awarded annually to one player in each league since 1965.

  • 2004: Chris Carpenter
  • 2009: Chris Carpenter
  • 2011: Lance Berkman

Executive of the Year[edit]

Manager of the Year Award[edit]

Note: Established in 1936, this award was originally given annually to one manager in Major League Baseball. In 1986 it was expanded to honor one manager from each league.

Sports Illustrated MLB All-Decade Team[edit]

  • Albert Pujols, first base (2009)

Best Major League Baseball Player ESPY Award[edit]

  • Mark McGwire—1999
  • Albert Pujols—2005, 2006, 2009, 2010

Topps All-Star Rookie teams[edit]

See footnote[13] and Topps All-Star Rookie Rosters

Players Choice Awards Series[edit]

In 1992, the Comeback Player of the Year was the first and only Players' Choice honor; others followed in subsequent years.

Major League Player of the Year[edit]

  • Mark McGwire (1998)
  • Albert Pujols (2003, 2008, 2009)

Marvin Miller Man of the Year[edit]

Note: Awarded by fellow major-league players as the Man of the Year in Major League Baseball (not one for each league), annually since 1997.

NL Outstanding Player[edit]

  • Albert Pujols (2003, 2008, 2009)

NL Outstanding Pitcher[edit]

NL Outstanding Rookie[edit]

  • Albert Pujols (2001)

NL Comeback Player of the Year[edit]

MLB Insiders Club Magazine All-Postseason Team[edit]

Lou Gehrig Memorial Award[edit]

  • Stan Musial (1957)
  • Ken Boyer (1964)
  • Lou Brock (1977)
  • Ozzie Smith (1989)
  • Mark McGwire (1999)
  • Albert Pujols (2009)

Heart & Hustle Award[edit]

Main article: Heart & Hustle Award
Note: Awarded by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, annually since 2005.
  • David Eckstein (2005)
  • Albert Pujols (2009)

Tony Conigliaro Award[edit]

Main article: Tony Conigliaro Award

Branch Rickey Award[edit]

Main article: Branch Rickey Award
  • Ozzie Smith (1994)

Ford C. Frick Award recipients[edit]

Names in bold received the award based on their work as Cardinals broadcasters.

* Played and broadcast for the Cardinals

Team Awards[edit]

Note: The Cardinals were originally known as the St. Louis Brown Stockings/Browns (1882–1898) and then the St. Louis Perfectos (1899), before becoming the Cardinals in 1900.

Team records (single-season)[edit]

Minor-league system[edit]

Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year[edit]

Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year Award[edit]

  • 1999 – Rick Ankiel

USA Today Minor League Player of the Year Award[edit]

  • 1999 – Rick Ankiel

Joe Bauman Home Run Award[edit]

Other achievements[edit]

National Baseball Hall of Fame[edit]

See St. Louis Cardinals#Hall of Famers

St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame[edit]

See St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum

Darryl Kile Good Guy Award[edit]

See Darryl Kile#Memorial and footnote[18]

Retired numbers[edit]

See St. Louis Cardinals#Retired numbers

Sports Illustrated Top 20 Male Athletes of the Decade[edit]

  • 2009 – Albert Pujols (#9)[19]

Associated Press Athlete of the Year[edit]

Jack Buck Award[edit]

Main article: Jack Buck Award

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Platinum Glove Award". baseball almanac. March 25, 2013. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Molina earns 5th straight Gold Glove award". via St. Louis Cardinals. 30 October 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Molina captures second Platinum Glove Award". via St. Louis Cardinals. 10 November 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Langosch, Jenifer (November 6, 2013). "Molina, Carpenter named first-time Silver Sluggers". Retrieved November 6, 2013. MVP hopeful pairs Gold Glove with offensive honor; second baseman rewarded 
  5. ^ a b "The Hutch, Lou Gehrig Award, Babe Ruth Award & Robert Clemente Award winners". Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ Newman, Mark (October 26, 2013). "Fellow Puerto Rican Beltran presented Clemente Award: Cardinals outfielder honored for extensive community involvement". 
  7. ^ Brown, Gerry, and Morrison, Michael (eds.; 2003). ESPN Information Please Sports Almanac. New York City: ESPN Books and Hyperion (joint). ISBN 0-7868-8715-X.
  8. ^ "MLB Athlete of the Decade - Albert Pujols, 1B". The Sporting News. 
  9. ^ "Howie Pollet Statistics". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. 
  10. ^ "Howie Pollet Baseball Almanac Awards". Baseball Almanac. Baseball Almanac. 
  11. ^ "Bob Gibson Statistics". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. 
  12. ^ "Chris Carpenter Statistics". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. 
  13. ^
  14. ^ For the other members of the 2011 team, see Baseball awards. MLB Insiders Club Magazine selected its first All-Postseason Team in 2008. Boye, Paul. All-Postseason Team. MLB Insiders Club Magazine (ISSN: 1941-5060), Vol. 5, Issue 1 (December 2011), pp. 30-31. North American Media Group, Inc.
  15. ^ a b The World Series Trophy was first awarded in 1967. In 1985, it was re-named the Commissioner's Trophy. From 1970 to 1984, the "Commissioner's Trophy" was the name of the award given to the All-Star Game MVP.
  16. ^ Cardinals Press Release (December 11, 2013). "St. Louis Cardinals name Wong and Petrick Minor League Player & Pitcher of the Year". Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  17. ^ Goold, Derrick (December 19, 2014). "Someone old, someone new are Cards' best". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  18. ^ Two awards are presented each year, one to a St. Louis Cardinal and one to a Houston Astro, each of whom exemplifies Kile's virtues of being "a good teammate, a great friend, a fine father and a humble man." The winners are selected, respectively, by the St. Louis and Houston chapters of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Darryl Kile Award. Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 2010-07-02.
  19. ^ See: Sports Illustrated Top 20 Male Athletes of the Decade.
  20. ^ "Ernie Hays Awarded Jack Buck Award". Retrieved 2011-06-18.