Today the Cardinals celebrated 3 of baseball’s finest from the St. Louis area - and these players never even wore the Birds on the Bat. Audrey Kissel, Erma Bergmann and Barbara Hoffman played in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League which inspired the 1992 film “A League of Their Own.” Kiss, Bergie and Barb played a combined 9 seasons in the women’s professional baseball league which existed from 1943 to 1954. Erma even threw a no-hitter back on May 22, 1947.

Audrey and Barbara, along with the Bergmann family, surprised Erma for her 90th birthday by bringing her to Busch to throw out the ceremonial pitch. These women truly are still in a league of their own.

Olde Tyme Baseball Dream Team

Eligibility: Any players from the Major or Negro Leagues whose career began before 1960.

Pick a manager, 5 pitchers, and one player for each position. Your team must include one colorful character. Have fun, because no matter who you pick, your team is gonna be awesome.

Here’s my gang:

Warren Spahn
Satchel Paige
Rube Foster
Rube Waddell
Bob Feller

Yogi Berra

1st Base
Jimmy Foxx

2nd Base
Jackie Robinson

3rd Base
John McGraw

Honus Wagner

Left Field
Ted Williams

Center Field
Willie Mays

Right Field
Roberto Clemente

Casey Stengel

Our Boys in the Booth
Vin Scully & Red Barber