This Day In Sports History (March 15th) – Arizona Cardinals

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It was on this day in 1988 that the St. Louis Cardinals of the NFL officially moved to Arizona.  Despite losing the Cardinals, the city of St. Louis would regain a team seven years later when the Los Angeles Rams moved east to become known as the St. Louis Rams.

The Cardinals franchise has long been known as one of the worse franchises in sports until recently.  Since winning the championship in 1947, the Cardinals have qualified for the playoffs only six times in the next 63 years.  However, they have won their division twice since 2008 and they also made the Superbowl in 2008, narrowly losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

With the losses of  Kurt Warner, Anquan Bolden, Antrell Rolle and Karlos Dansby, the Cardinals fell on hard times over the course of the past couple of seasons.  Much of that was due to their lack of stability at the quarterback position.  One could only image that they will try to fix that through the draft or free agency this off-season.

Here are the highlights from Superbowl XLIII.

Notable Birthdays

Bobby Bonds, MLB – Born March 15th 1946 in Riverside, California

Harold Baines, MLB – Born March 15th 1959 (age 54) in Easton, Maryland

Kevin Youkilis, MLB – Born March 15th 1979 (age 34) in Cincinnati. Ohio

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