2) St. Louis Cardinals, 11
One of the most successful franchise in baseball history, the St. Louis Cardinals have won 11 World Series titles, second only to the …. (be patient, you’ll find out soon enough!). Aside from their team success, Cardinals players have accomplished some amazing individual feats — Rogers Hornsby (2 Triple Crowns), Dizzy Dean (30-win season in 1934), Bob Gibson (1.12 ERA in 1968), and Mark McGwire (70 Home Runs in 1998). And that doesn’t even take into account the 17 MLB and 29 NL records set by the legendary Stan Musial.
In recent years, the Cardinals have served as a model franchise for teams throughout professional sports. They have been able to develop a system which can replace the loss of important pieces, on and off the field. Not many teams can replace a Hall of Fame manager like Tony LaRussa, or an all time great like Albert Pujols, without skipping a beat.
Notable Players: Rogers Hornsby, Stan Musial, Bob Gibson, Ozzie Smith, Albert Pujols
Championship Seasons: 1926, 1931, 1934, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1964, 1967, 1982, 2006, 2011