"This book changed the way I view the Cardinals and baseball. It challenged me, made me think and inspired me to broaden my perspective." - Mark Tomasik, RetroSimba.com
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In the history of the St. Louis Cardinals, one figure towers above all, despite never pitching an inning or taking an at-bat for the team. For decades, the club was defined by his presence – or his absence. From 1876 to 1925, three different National League teams in St. Louis never finished higher than second place. Then everything changed.
Mike Mitchell is a writer and entrepreneur. The Missouri native attended his first major league game at the age of five. He doesn't recall the score, but he vividly remembers Lou Brock's walk-up music and eating ice cream with a wooden spoon.