Milestones, those reached by players and a personal milestone.

Me, my wife and Granddaughter with Fredbird

Back in September of 2018, I volunteered to write articles for Then Cardinals Nation 24/7. My first Article was Sept 24th, 2018, and it was an outlook on the 2019 rotation. For the next year and three months, I wrote 42 more articles.

The site went through a name change or two: CN-24/7, Cards on Deck, and N the Cards. In about October last year (2020), Gene Bonds contacted me to say that he, Ron Nuttall, and Derek King were putting together a new website and wanted to know if I would be interested in writing for them. After a few seconds of thinking it over, I said yes. He said they were going to put up a site that was not only about the Cardinals but all sports in St Louis/ bi-state (Missouri and Illinois) area. They were setting an official launch for January of 2021. I got a little eager to post an introduction article on Nov 30th, 2020. I wrote my last article for N the Cards on Dec 1, 2020. How hot is the hot corner?

My first topic article was Dec 1, 2020. How about some basketball! 54 articles later, I have now reached 100 articles. I can say that I have had an absolute blast looking for stats, pictures, and video clips. I have written about the Cardinals and MLB and the Fighting Illini, Missouri Tigers, the Negro Leagues, and the women's pro baseball league of the '40s. I have written about Cardinal greats like Bob Gibson, Lou Brock, the 1984 infield, Current players like Tyler O'Neill, Johan Oviedo, Adam Wainwright, Tommy Edman, Matt Carpenter, and Yadier Molina. I have written on trades, Spring Training, and the off-season. It has been a blast. I have had the most fun doing this and will continue as long as gateway wants me.

Wall at Busch stadium visa wall paper up

So I thought, what better way to celebrate my milestone with Cardinal milestones! The Cardinals have had a history of great player accomplishments from year to year. A quick trip can evidence this through the record books and even the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

This year is certainly no different. There have already been a record or two falls and some personal accomplishments by the players themselves.

So let's start with the Yadfather, The GOAT, Yadier Molina.

Yadier Molina via Jeff Roberson- AP

Yadi passes Johnny Bench.

On April 5th Yadi passed Johnny Bench for 8th place on the all-time doubles list for catchers with 382at currant he has 395 one away from 7th place Gabby Hartnet.