March 18, 1918—October 28, 2005

“Bob Broeg is the finest, fairest journalist I ever met.” — Don Faurot

Bob Broeg is a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. His love for the team began when he was a young boy. His parents subscribed to all four of the daily newspapers in St. Louis so the young Broeg could follow the Cardinals closely.

Broeg’s journalism career began in Boston at the Associated Press bureau. He worked there until 1942 when he moved back to his hometown to write for the St. Louis Star Times. In 1945, he joined the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as a sports writer and later as the sports editor. Broeg wrote for the Post-Dispatch for almost a half-century and retired in 1985. He also wrote for The Sporting News for almost 20 years.

Broeg has earned numerous sports writing honors and awards and has authored and co-authored countless books. In addition, he prides himself on having written major league baseball’s first pension plan story in 1946 and on coining the nickname “Stan The Man” for his baseball favorite, Stan Musial.

Broeg was inducted into MSHOF in 1978 as a Sports Writer/Editor and in 2001 was honored as a Legend.