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This Day In Sports History (March 13th) — The NFL’s St. Louis Cardinals

by: JamieD On  Thursday, March 13, 2014

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It was on this day in 1960 that the NFL’s Chicago Cardinals made the move to St. Louis.  The Cards would go on to make one more move during the course of the franchise’s history.

The Cardinals were established in 1898 in Chicago and they became a charter member of the NFL in 1920.  They stuck around in the city of Chicago until 1960, when it was announced that they would move to St. Louis.  In an effort to avoid confusion with the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, who were also playing in the city at the time, many referred to the NFL’s St. Louis Cardinals as the “Football Cardinals” or the “Big Red.”

The team would stick around in St. Louis until 1987, when they were moved to Tempe, Arizona and became known as the “Phoenix Cardinals.”  In 1993, they were renamed the “Arizona Cardinals” and their name and location has stuck ever since.

Here is a look at the highlights from the Arizona Cardinals most recent Super Bowl appearance.

Notable Birthdays

Trent Dilfer, NFL – Born on March 13, 1972 (age 42) in Santa Cruz, California

Edgar Davids, Soccer – Born on March 13, 1973 (age 41) in Paramaribo, Suriname

Caron Butler, NBA – Born on March 13, 1980 (age 34) in Racine, Wisconsin




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