Bill lobbies for Cardinals to be Missouri's official team
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The Kansas City Royals are the reigning World Series champions, but some in Missouri still believe the St. Louis Cardinals are kings of the Show Me State.

Courtney Allen Curtis, the state representative for Missouri District 73, introduced a bill, that if passed, would make the Cardinals the official baseball team for the state of Missouri.

The St. Louis Brown Stockings began play in Missouri in 1882. They'd change their name two more times before settling on the Cardinals in 1900. The Royals entered the majors in 1969 and have won two World Series titles compared to the 12 their neighbors to the east have claimed.

The bill has been read twice, according to KCTV, though a hearing has not been scheduled.

St. Louis holds a 50-36 edge in the head-to-head matchup between its state rivals. The two teams hook up June 27-30 for a four-game home-and-home series.

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