1985 National League MVP who helped the St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series in 1982.
He played in the New York Yankees' minor league system for many years before entering the majors.
A career .295 hitter, he won the NL batting title in both 1985 and 1990.
He had 6 siblings and his father Hurdice was hesitant to the idea of him playing baseball for religious reasons.
He and Albert Pujols both helped deliver World Series Championships to St. Louis.