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. Next after gabby is A.J. Pierzynski 407, Carlton Fisk 421, Victor Martinez 423, Joe Mauer 428, Ted Simmons 4583, and top spot Ivan Rodriguez 572. With 55 games to