The Cardinals October Accomplishments Since 2003

You might still be adjusting to the fact it’s Oct. 15 and the Cardinals postseason has ended, and it’s possible you’re having to deal with fans — real or very recent — of the team that beat them to advance to the National League Championship Series. Whether you’re looking for a way to feel better or ammunition to quiet those Cubs fans, here’s what the Cardinals have done in the postseason since the last time Chicago’s North Side team made it this far in the playoffs.

2011-WORLD-SERIES(Depending on how recent and how knowledgeable any new Cubbie fans around you are, it’s possible you’ll have to explain to them that the Cubs have been to the playoffs since 1908, and they did win the NLDS in 2003 also. Oh, and they won the NL Central and made it to the playoffs in 2007 and 2008, but no one ever mentions that … likely because they were swept out of both Octobers.)

Since the Cubs last played in the NLCS 12 seasons ago, the Cardinals have:

Been to the playoffs 9 times
2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Won the NLDS 7 times
2004 over the Dodgers
2005 over the Padres
2006 over the Padres
2011 over the Phillies
2012 over the Nationals
2013 over the Pirates
2014 over the Dodgers

Won the National League pennant 4 times
2004 over the Astros
2006 over the Mets
2011 over the Brewers
2013 over the Dodgers

Won the World Series twice
2006 over the Tigers
2011 over the Rangers

Had three National League MVPs
Albert Pujols in 2005, 2008, 2009

Had one Cy Young Award winner
Chris Carpenter in 2005

None of this changes the outcome of Tuesday’s game, obviously, but at least it can provide a bit of comfort in all that we as Cardinals fans have enjoyed in recent years.

And if it doesn’t, maybe this will … all 6-plus minutes of it.

 

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