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The Lost Decade: Players of the 1970s Cardinals (Paperback)
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The 1970s in America. Bookended by the tragedy at Kent State and the Iranian hostage, with Watergate, Three Mile Island and disco thrown in for good measure. A solemn decade of struggles. Though minor in comparison, the St. Louis Cardinals of the decade were a reflection of the times, namely futility, devastating trades and mediocrity not seen since.
The Lost Decade: Players of the 1970s Cardinals profile all 228 players who wore the uniform during that era, from the Hall of Famers to the late-season callups.
Also included are seasonal recaps, best and worse trades of the decade, as well as decade leaders in a number of hitting and pitching categories.
From Ted Abernathy to Bart Zeller, take a look back to an era and the players who gamely but unsuccessfully toiled on the turf of Busch Stadium II.
About the Author
The author lives in Rock Hill, Missouri with his loving wife, two sons, two dogs, one cat, two Hissing Madagascar Cockroaches (yes) and plenty of memories from days past.