Fans of these Cardinals take flight to the stadium every season. The St. Louis Cardinals is one of the oldest teams in
Major League Baseball
, joining the National League as the St. Louis Browns in 1892. Renamed the Cardinals in 1900, the team has gone on to win 18 league pennants and 11 World Series championships (second only to the
New York Yankees
), its last in 2011. The team's roster has included such stars as Albert Pujols, Bob Gibson, Stan Musial, and Ozzie Smith. An investment group led by St. Louis attorney Fred Hanser, Andrew Baur, and William DeWitt Jr. owns the Cardinals.