This blog is produced by Mark Tomasik, a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan, and is dedicated to providing insights into Cardinals history.
My all-time favorite Cardinal is Stan Musial. At age 7, I attended my first big-league game at the Polo Grounds in New York and saw Musial against the Mets in his last appearance as a player in New York. From then on, I’ve been a devoted fan of the Cardinals and Musial.
The name of this blog, though, is in honor of Ted “Simba” Simmons, the longtime Cardinals catcher. Simmons was the Cardinal I most identified with in the 1970s when I was a teen. He was strong, consistent, intelligent and independent. He was a fun player to follow and I only wish he could have experienced a championship with the Cardinals.