The Cardinal Nation’s Top 10 St. Louis Cardinals Stories of 2021

The Cardinal Nation’s annual review of the top stories affecting the St. Louis Cardinals during this soon-to-end calendar year is back for a 14th year in 2021. The number of Top Stories of the Year vary based on my view of the importance of the key events during the prior 12 months. For 2021, the number 10 seems right.

Per tradition, I will wrap up the series with my prediction for the top five Cardinals-related stories of 2022 and audit how well I did in attempting to predict 2021’s biggest news items one year ago.

This placeholder post will carry the links to all related stories. A link to it as well as the top stories of each year from 2008 through 2020 and my start-of-year predictions for 2021 can always be found via “STORIES OF THE YEAR”, located on the red bar on the left side of the page, in the list directly underneath the site logo.

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 The Cardinal Nation’s top 10 stories of 2021

10 Juan Yepez Emerges
9 Three Long-Time Cardinals Depart
8 Simmons’ No. 23 Retired
7 Record-Setting Five Gold Gloves
6 The Young Outfield Steps Up
5 Stopgap Pitchers Come Through
4 Molina and Wainwright Forge Ahead
3 17-Game Winning Streak/Wild Card
2 The Nolan Arenado Trade
1 Mike Shildt Out and Oliver Marmol In

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