A Woman Owned the St. Louis Cardinals in 1911, and Society Wasn't Ready

Helene Hathaway Britton held onto the team for six years, despite immense pressure to sell

By Leslie Gibson McCarthy

At some point this month — or maybe into November if we're lucky — the lights will go out on what arguably has been the greatest year in modern Cardinals history. That's not a stretch for a season that saw the joyful race to 700 home runs by Albert Pujols; a record 328 starts, and counting, by Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina; and more than 3 million fans attending games at Busch Stadium...

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