Team Logo. The Gastonia Cardinals were a team in the South Atlantic League. They were the Low-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. In 1983 they changed their name to the Gastonia Expos. Retrieved from "https://prosportsteams.fandom.com/wiki/Gastonia_Cardinals?oldid=10278" Categories: Former SAL Teams Teams in North Carolina Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.