Map Locations At A Glance: Cemeteries

36. St. Peters Cemetery
2101 Lucas and Hunt Road, Normandy
James "Cool Papa" Bell: Negro League superstar. See entry under "Baseball Homes of the Stars (Historical)."
Ted Breitenstein: Left-handed pitcher for the Browns/Cardinals 1891-'96 and 1901, and Cincinnati Reds 1897-1900. He won 27 games in 1894, lost 30 in 1895.
Frank "Silver" Flint: Catcher who played thirteen seasons, 1878-'99, all but one with the Chicago White Stockings. Several times was among the league leaders in strikeouts.
Cowan "Bubba" Hyde: Played professionally from 1927 to 1955, mostly in the Negro Leagues. Member of the Negro League Hall of Fame.
Willie Sudhoff: A pitcher, Sudhoff was one of the first to play for both St. Louis teams, leaving the Cardinals in 1902 to join the upstart American League Browns.

37. Old Meeting House Presbyterian Church Cemetery
2250 North Geyer Road, Frontenac
George Sisler: A Hall of Fame first baseman for the Browns, Sisler notched 257 hits in 1920, a single-season record that stood until 2004. For his career Sisler batted .340 and accumulated 2,812 hits.

38. St. Lucas Cemetery
11735 Denny Road, Sunset Hills
Joe "Ducky" Medwick: A Hall of Fame outfielder for the Cardinals during the "Gashouse Gang" era. In Game 7 of the '34 World Series, Medwick slid hard into the Tigers' third baseman. When Detroit fans began pelting him with garbage, Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis ordered Medwick removed from the game. The Cardinals won anyway.

No. 35. Jefferson Barracks Cemetery. Negro League star and RFT columnist "Prince" Joe Henry.
No. 35. Jefferson Barracks Cemetery. Negro League star and RFT columnist "Prince" Joe Henry.

39. Sunset Memorial Park & Mausoleum
10180 Gravois Road, Affton
August "Gussie" Busch: The grandson of Anheuser-Busch cofounder Adolphus Busch; owner of the St. Louis Cardinals from 1953 until his death in 1989. The Busch family sold the team in 1996.
George "Hooks" Dauss: Notched 222 wins, a 3.30 ERA and 1,201 strikeouts in fifteen years with the Tigers. He remains Detroit's all-time winningest pitcher.

40. St. Charles Memorial Gardens
Just north of Interstate 70 at Cave Springs Road, St. Charles
Dave Ricketts: Backup catcher and, later, long-time bullpen coach for the Cardinals.

41. St. John's United Church of Christ Cemetery
332 Old Sulphur spring Road, Ballwin
Henry Arft: First baseman for the Browns 1948-'52.

42. Valhalla Cemetery
7600 St. Charles Rock Road, north St. Louis County
John Crooks: Played for the St. Louis Browns in the 1890s. Twice led the league in walks.
Vaughan "Bing" Devine: General manager of the Cardinals from 1957 to 1964, he built the nucleus of the young team — Bob Gibson, Lou Brock, Curt Flood, Tim McCarver, Mike Shannon and more — that won the '64 and '67 World Series and the 1968 pennant. But he was fired during the 1964 season, when the Cards still trailed the Philadelphia Phillies. Devine would later help build the 1969 "Miracle" Mets. He returned to the Cardinals from 1968 to 1978. His second tenure produced only one pennant and included the trade of Steve Carlton, ordered by owner August "Gussie" Busch, who had tired of the young southpaw's salary demands.

43. Memorial Park Cemetery
5200 Lucas and Hunt Road, Jennings
Jewel Ens: Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates 1929-'31. Coached for the Pirates and other teams.

44. Washington University School of Medicine
660 South Euclid Avenue
Jim Delsing: Delsing hit .250 in a ten-year career with the Tigers, Browns, White Sox and Yankees. His claim to immortality: He pinch-ran for Eddie Gaedel, the three-foot, seven-inch midget Browns owner Bill Veeck signed as a promotional gimmick. Gaedel walked on four pitches in his first and only major-league plate appearance. Delsing, who passed away in 2006, donated his body to science.

45. Resurrection Cemetery
6901 Mackenzie Road, Affton
Gene Green: His seven-year big-league career included 13 homers and 55 RBI with the Cardinals in 1958.
Joe Hoerner: Forced to pitch sidearm because of a heart condition, Hoerner notched a solid fourteen-year career as a reliever, including four years with the Cardinals. For the Redbirds he recorded a 2.10 ERA with 60 saves and 190 Ks in 244 innings pitched. The Cardinals sent him to the Philadelphia Phillies along with Curt Flood — the trade that prompted Flood to challenge baseball's infamous "reserve clause," ultimately ushering in free agency.
Ollie C. Vanek: A member of the Baseball Scouting Hall of Fame, Vanek discovered Stan Musial for the Cardinals.

46. Bethlehem Cemetery
9650 Bellefontaine Road, Bellefontaine Neighbors
Arthur "Circus Solly" Hofman: Outfielder from 1903-16, mostly for the Chicago Cubs. Nickname referred to his acrobatic defensive skills.
Robert "Bobby" Hofman: Solly Hofman's nephew. Hit .248 with 32 homers and 101 RBI for the New York Giants (1949, 1952-'57).

47. Allen Cemetery
Off South Fox Creek Lane in Allenton, just south of Interstate 44 and west of exit 261
Robert Klinger: A pitcher for the Pirates and Red Sox over eight seasons, Klinger was on the mound in the bottom of the eighth inning of Game 7 of the 1946 World Series. He gave up a single to Enos Slaughter and then, with two outs, a double to Harry "The Hat" Walker that knocked in the series-winning run thanks to Slaughter's famous "Mad Dash."

48. New Saint Marcus Cemetery & Mausoleum
7901 Gravois Road, Wilbur Park
Charles "Silver King" Koenig: The sidearming Koenig pitched for seven teams over ten years. In 1888 he went 45-12 with a 1.64 ERA, helping the St. Louis Browns win the American Association pennant.

49. New Saint Johns Cemetery
Lemay Ferry and Forder roads, Mehlville
Harry Lunte: On May 16, 1920, Cleveland Indians shortstop Ray Chapman was hit in the head by a pitch by the Yankees' Carl Mays. Lunte pinch-ran for Chapman, who would die the next day.

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