1990s

August 3, 1991: Todd Zeile’s walk-off home run pulls the Cardinals into the pennant race

The 1991 season marked a new beginning for the St. Louis Cardinals. In their first full season under new head coach Joe Torre, the Cardinals had an entirely new starting outfield, as Bernard Gilkey, Ray Lankford, and Felix Jose replaced 1990’s opening-day threesome of Vince Coleman, Willie McGee, and Tom Brunansky. No one, however, was …

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August 1, 1990: Cardinals name Joe Torre manager as Whiteyball era ends

On August 1, 1990, the St. Louis Cardinals officially moved on from the “Whiteyball” era when they brought former Cardinals star Joe Torre back to take the managerial position vacated by Whitey Herzog just three weeks earlier. “During the selection process, I interviewed a number of very good candidates,” Cardinals general manager Dal Maxvill said, …

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