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Retirement mysteries

Retirement mysteries

Brian Walton tries to learn how and when Cardinals numbers are retired and statues are commissioned.

We see them every time we venture into Busch Stadium or catch the Cardinals on television. That flag deck up in the highest reaches of the park with pennants on individual poles, each labeled with gold numbers and lettering, recognizing those who have excelled with the bat, the glove, their arms and legs, via their decisions, from behind the microphone and even in ownership of the franchise...

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