The MLB is divided into two divisions, the
American League and the National League. Missouri is home to two MLB teams, one
from each division. The St. Louis Cardinals are part of the National League and
the Kansas City Royals are part of the American League. In 1985 the two teams
played in the World Series, called “The I-70 Showdown.
The Cardinals have gone to 18 World Series and
won 11. Most recently they won the 2011 World Series against the Texas Rangers.
Their home field is Busch stadium in St. Louis Missouri. Some of their star
players are Chris Carpender, David Freese and Yadier Molina.
Chris Carpenter has been the Cardinals
starting pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals for nine years. With St. Louis he
has pitched 1346 full innings and faced 5520 batters. He has only allowed 1221
hits, which makes him one of the best pitchers in the MLB. He has also had
three arm surgeries and is still pitching.
has played multiple positions but is currently playing third base for the
Cardinals. He has received multiple awards including the Babe Ruth Award, the
2011 World Series MVP and 2012 All-Star player. He has had 327 hits and 33 of
them were homeruns.
Yadier Molina has played multiple positions
but is currently playing catcher. He has had 1022 hits in his time with the
cardinals. Yadier has won four Gold Glove Awards. He also has two brothers who
are also MLB Catchers
is Slugger the lion. They have been to 2 World Series and won 1, in 1985
against the St. Louis Cardinals. Some of their star players are Alex Gordon,
Billy Butler and Eric Hosmer. The Royals home field is Kauffman stadium in Kansas
Alex Gordon has been with the Royals since
2005, he is now their left fielder and leadoff hitter. He played for the
University of Nebraska and was the second round pick for the Royals. Alex has
won the 2012 Fielding Bible Award and the Rawling Gold Glove Award.
Billy Butler was drafted to the Royals out
of high school and is now their designated hitter. He has hit 103 homeruns and
hits a .300 batting average. Billy was also named 2012 American League All Star
Eric Hosmer was also drafted out of high school, he bats and throws lefty and
is also their first baseman. He has been with the Royals since 2010. In 2011 he
won Player Of The Month!