For Cardinals Fans Only, Volume 2

For Cardinals Fans Only, Volume 2

by Rich Wolfe


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Fans themselves relive the greatest moments St. Louis Cardinals' history and share with the reader their intimate memories of life as a Card's Fan. Dozens of narrative tales fill this volume, which is packed with photos, quips and quotes plus color photos and illustrations featuring Cardinals' baseball; an exclusive feature found nowhere else.

Fun for the whole family it makes a great present for the Cards' fans and on everyone's holiday gift list. Not your average fan book; this title is written by the people for the people of Cardinal Nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984627882
Publisher: Lone Wolfe Press
Publication date: 11/28/2002
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,221,465
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Rich Wolfe has written dozens of books, including Ron Santo: A Prefect 10, Remembering Dale Earnhardt, Good Knight/Knightmares, For Mets Fans Only, For Notre Dame Fans Only, For Cubs Fans Only, For Red Sox Fans Only, For Buckeye Fans Only, and many others. He is the only person to appear on both Jeopardy & and ESPN's 2-Minute Drill and is a former National Sports Team Trivia Champion. He resides in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

Table of Contents

Dedication 3

Preface 7

Chapter 1 Growin'up a Cardinal 11

Baseball Memories are Free and Worth Every Penny 12

Where the Past is Present 15

Busch Stadium: The Last Refuge of Scoundrels 21

Fanecdotes 24

Chapter 2 Busch Stadium 35

Bingo, I Must Be In the Front Row 36

It Was a Ball 43

"Take This Job and Love It" 66

Donny Baseball 74

The Sign Man Cometh 77

He's From the Quad Cities; It's Twice as Good as the Twin Cities 84

Short Stories From Long Memories 88

Chapter 3 On the Road Again 97

Lewis Levey Once Had an Arm Wrestling Bet with Clark Kent. The Loser Had to Wear His Underwear Outside His Pants 98

He's Been a Cardinal Fan Ever Since George Hendrick Hammed It Up For The Fans by Slightly Arching His Left Eyebrow 100

Notre Dame Needs a Fullback, a Halfback, and Ara Back 104

The Cards are Number One on His Ship List 110

Hear Me Now, Listen to Me Later 113

He Bought Fake World Series Tickets, Then He Drank a Six-Pack of O'Doul's and Got Into a Fake Fight 116

There's No Proof That Smoking Causes Cancer…Well… There's No Living Proof 123

So Say You One, So Say You All 127

Chapter 4 A Female Cardinal Fan 129

When MLB Calls Ya Gotta Accept the Charges 130

Female Cardinal Fans are Some of Life's Most Misunderstood Creatures" 134

Marriages are Made in Heaven, So are Thunder and Lightning 138

When We Were Young and Our World Was New 143

He's Not Heavy, He's My Brother 147

Yada, Yada, Yada 150

Chapter 5 Sign Here 183

Cardinal Fever? No Cure! 184

As a Youngster He Prayed to be a Cardinal. God Answered His Prayers: He Said, "No." Little Timmy Dolan Prayed to be a Cardinal. God Said, "Yes!" 191

Quick Hits and Interesting Bits 195

Chapter 6 Cardinal Palooza 207

A Coach is a Teacher…With a Death Wish 208

Deep Thoughts, Cheap Shots, And Bon Mots 214

Chapter 7 The Last of the Ninth 227

Hey Now, You're an All-Star, Get Your Game On, Go Play 228

Down at the Corner of What and Why 231

These 7 Things are the 10 Reasons to Love Baseball 236

If Life Was Fair There Would Be No Wheelchairs 240

Sometimes God Just Hands Ya One 242

All it Takes is All You Got 248

But Wait…There's More 253

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