The St. Louis Cardinals are one of the most successful franchises in Major League Baseball. The Cardinals have won 19 National League titles and 11 World Series titles , recently in 2011. Previously, the St. Louis Browns played in the American League from 1902 to 1953, before moving to Baltimore, Maryland to become the current incarnation of the Orioles. Louis World Series, matching up the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Browns at Sportsman’s Park, won by the Cardinals in six games. It was the third and final time that the teams shared a home field. St. Louis is home to the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball and the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League. In 2019, it became the ninth North American city to have won titles in all four major leagues when the Blues won the Stanley Cup championship.
It also has notable and collegiate-level soccer teams and is one of three American cities to have hosted an Olympic Games. Unique city and regional cuisine reflecting various immigrant groups include toasted ravioli, gooey butter cake, provel cheese, the slinger, the Gerber sandwich, and the St. Paul sandwich. Some St. Louis chefs have begun emphasizing use of local produce, meats and fish, and neighborhood farmers’ markets have become more popular.
St. Louis is home to the Saint Louis Chess Club where the U.S. St. Louisan Rex Sinquefield founded the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis (which was renamed as St. Louis Chess Club later) and moved the World Chess Hall of Fame to St. Louis in 2011. The Sinquefield Cup Tournament started at St. Louis in 2013. In 2014 the Sinquefield Cup was the highest-rated chess tournament of all time. Former U.S. Chess Champions Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura have lived in St. Louis. Former women’s chess champion Susan Polgar also resides in St. Louis.
Two others – Raymond Tucker, and Vincent C. Schoemehl – also served three terms as mayor, but served seven social media tools fewer days. The shortest-serving mayor was Arthur Barret, who died 11 days after taking office.
She succeeded Francis Slay, who retired in 2017 after serving 16 years and six days from April 11, 2001, to April 17, 2017—longer than anyone in the city’s history. The second longest-serving mayor was Henry Kiel, who took office April 15, 1913, and left office April 21, 1925, a total of 12 years and 9 days over three terms in office.