For the Bill DeWitt Jr. and the St. Louis Cardinals, sustained success is the name of the game. Since the DeWitt family took over in 1996, the Cardinals have had just three losing seasons. Since their last losing season (2007), the club has added four division titles, two pennants, and a World Series title. Most impressive, perhaps, is the five consecutive playoff appearances between 2011-2015. Cardinals fans can rattle those achievements off. It’s quite possible, however, that two of the losing years (1997 and 2007) shaped the organization far more than the winning ones.