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    Aside from the officially retired numbers, there are seveal Cardinal numbers that are de-facto retired. Albert Pujol's #5 has not been issued since he left. Willie McGee's #51 was used briefly shortly after his reirement, by Bud Smith, but not since 2002. (Tim McCarver wore it as a rookie.) Daryl Kile's #57 has not been used since his death, but Josh Hancock's #32 was re-issued six years afer he died, now worn by Matt Adams. Oscar Taveras' #18 is used by special request by Carlos Martinez. Jose Oquendo's #11 is still his, as a coach.

    Rogers Hornsby's blank is retired, although he wore #4 whe he briefly ended his career with the Cards, now worn by Yadier Molina and certain to be retired.

    The Cardinals apper to have taken the stance that only HoFers are eligible for number retirement, which explains the retirement of Bruce Sutters number but not Lee Smith's, who is certainly at least equally deserving. They probably regret the hasty retirement of Ken Boyer's number retirement. If they retire Holiday's #7, one hopes they will put Joe Medwick up on the along with him.

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    IDK about anybody on here but there are some Cards fans out there who don't want Pujols #5 to be retired because he left the Cards and they refuse to deal with the business side of the sport over the loyalty side.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by JessePopHaines16 View Post
      IDK about anybody on here but there are some Cards fans out there who don't want Pujols #5 to be retired because he left the Cards and they refuse to deal with the business side of the sport over the loyalty side.
      We probably ended up better without him eating up all that salary with injuries making him a shell of what he was. He'd still have four years under contract if he had accepted the Cardinals last offer.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JessePopHaines16 View Post
        IDK about anybody on here but there are some Cards fans out there who don't want Pujols #5 to be retired because he left the Cards and they refuse to deal with the business side of the sport over the loyalty side.
        That is stupid. Very few people in the history of the franchise are more responsible for the team's success than Pujols. Retire his damn number.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Bothrops Atrox View Post

          That is stupid. Very few people in the history of the franchise are more responsible for the team's success than Pujols. Retire his damn number.
          It'll end up happening. Just don't know how many cards fans will accept it.

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