The St. Louis Cardinals are a professional baseball team based in St. Louis, Missouri. They are members of the Central Division in the National League of Major League Baseball. The Cardinals have won eleven World Series championships, the most of any National League team, and second overall only to the New York Yankees, who have won twenty-seven. They have played in eighteen. They are the defending World Series champions, having won the 2011 World Series in seven games over the Texas Rangers.