Sunday, June 30, 2013

June 30, 1974: Bake McBride Walks Off In The 11th

On June 30, 1974, in the second game of a doubleheader at Shea Stadium in New York,  Bake McBride launched a two run bomb off of Tug McGraw in the 11th inning to propel the Cardinals to a 5-3 victory over the Mets. McBride sat out the first contest, but he still got to enjoy watching a Cardinals win from the bench as they won it 5-2 behind a Kenny Reitz dinger. McBride was in the midst of his rookie season that would end with him being named the National League Rookie of the Year, he was the first Redbird to win the award since Bill Virdon in 1955.

Here are the box scores for both games
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Saturday, June 29, 2013

June 29, 1955, Stan Picks Up His 2,500th hit

On June 29, 1955, at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, Stan Musial picked up the 2,500th hit of his career with a sixth inning home run off of Cincinnati's Rudy Minarcin, it was Musial's second hit of the game and it knotted the score up at 4 apiece. After Cincy took a 5-4 lead in the top of the eighth, Musial and the boys would tack 5 more runs on the scoreboard in the bottom of the inning, it would be all they needed as they added a W to the win column by the score of 9-5. Musial was 34 years old when he reached the 2,500 plateau, he immediately set his sights on 3,000, saying "The last 500 will be the toughest" as he knew he wasn't getting younger. It didn't prove to be all that tough for The Man, he reached 3,000 in May of 1958 and he wasn't done. He had more than 600 hits left in his bat that would produce a grand total of 3,630 hits before he called it a career at the age of 42. My favorite all time stat for Stan Musial will always be that he picked up 1,815 hits at home and 1,815 hits on the road, he was a true model of consistency as well as one of the greatest men that the city of St. Louis has been lucky enough to call their own.

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The artwork was done by Christopher Paluso you can check out more of his work here:  quite awhile back I asked him if I could use a painting of his on my On This Day In Sports page, he gladly told me to go right ahead, then he sent me the artwork of Stan after realizing I was a Cardinals fan. I have been waiting for the perfect day to use it, which is today.

Friday, June 28, 2013

June 28, 1947: Kurowski Wins It With a Walkoff

On June 28, 1947, Whitey Kurowski proved to be a walk off hero for a second consecutive day in a row. With the Cardinals trailing the Reds 7-5 in the ninth, Terry Moore picked up a one out single then a Stan Musial triple scored him to narrow the gap to one. At that point the Reds skipper Johnny Neun yanked his starter Kent  Peterson and called Harry Gumbert into relieve him, Kurowski pounced on the first pitch that Gumbert served him up and parked it over the left field wall to give the Cards an 8-7 walkoff winner. One day earlier Kurowski came through in the 11th, after a close play in the top of the inning that gave the Reds a 6-5 lead the fans at Sportsman's park were livid as they threw bottles on the field that ended up delaying the game, after the debris was cleared the Cardinals came out in the bottom of the 11th and knocked in two runs with a walk, a double, and a two run walk off single by Kurowski. '47 was a career year for Kurowski he hit .310 with 27 dingers and 104 ribbies.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

June 27, 1917: Hornsby, Cruise, and Miller's Consecutive Triples Lead The Cards Charge

On June 27, 1917, Rogers Hornsby, Walton Cruise, and Dots Miller hit consecutive triples in the seventh inning of a 6-3 win over the Cubs in the second game of a doubleheader at Cardinal Field. Hornsby also picked up a 3 bagger in the first contest that was won by Chicago 4-2.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

June 26, 1972: Torre and the Cards Roll to Victory

On June 26, 1972, a first inning 3-run bomb by Joe Torre helped lead the Cardinals to a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Expos at Busch. Lou Brock picked up what proved to be the game winning  rbi in the bottom of the second as he knocked Dal Maxvill across the plate with a double. Early in the game it looked like it might be a long day for the Cardinals starter Bob Gibson, he was victimized by errors in the first, and got knocked around a little bit in the third, before he settled in and shut the Expos lineup down on his way to picking up a complete game victory.

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You can also watch a virtual game here:

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

June 25, 1999, Jiminez Tosses a No No

On June 25, 1999,  a 25 year old rookie by the name of Jose Jiminez walked into Arizona with a 3-7 record, an E.R.A. over 6, and he was about to face one of the most dominant pitchers of the era, Randy Johnson... no problem.  Jiminez struck out eight, walked two, and hit a batter on the way to tossing the first no hitter for the Cardinals since 1983.  It was a true duel, Johnson was dealing and held the Redbirds hitless until the 4th and would keep them off the board until the 9th. That is when Thomas Howard came through with a two out rbi single to put the Cardinals on top 1-0. After picking up the first out in the bottom on the 9th, David Dellucci stepped to the plate as a pinch hitter and he nearly broke up the no-no as he shot one into right that was snagged by a diving Eric Davis, it was Davis' second spectacular defensive play of the ballgame. Before the game started the 45,000+ thought they were going to witness a dominant outing by Randy Johnson and they did, The Big Unit struck out 14 and picked up the 2,500th strikeout of his career in what was a true gem for both pitchers. The no hitter was the first for a Cardinals rookie since Paul Dean in 1934, and the first for the club since Bob Forsch accomplished the feat in 1983.

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Monday, June 24, 2013

June 24, 1934: Dizzy Builds a Fire

On June 24, 1934, with the temperature in St. Louis topping 100 degrees, Dizzy Dean decided that he would make light of the situation by building a bonfire outside of the Cardinals dugout. The Cardinals ace didn't pitch that day and he was looking to amuse the crowd by sitting around the fire with several teammates that had covered themselves with blankets then decided to do an Indian War dance to top it all off. Dean's antics put a few more smiles on the faces of the fans at Sportsman's Park than the score did, as they dropped the game 9-7 to the New York Giants. The 1934 Championship season was a scorcher in St. Louis, the mercury exceeded 100 degrees for 30 days as the Cardinals battled their way to the top of the National League then took home their third title in franchise history.

Here is a link to a Boys In The Hall video from Fox Sports Midwest, they talk about that hot day in St. Louis:

Sunday, June 23, 2013

June 23, 1953: The Cards Take Down The Giants

On June 23, 1953, the Cardinals started the game off with a bang as they scored 7 runs in the first inning of a contest against the New York Giants at Busch. The monster inning was capped off by a home run off the bat of the Cardinals starting pitcher Harvey Haddix. After Haddix gave up a 3 run shot in the top of the fourth, the Cardinals tacked on 7 more runs in the bottom half of the inning which was led by a Del Rice grand slam. The Giants gave it hell as they rocked Haddix for 5 more runs in the fifth but it was all they had left in them. The Cards tacked on another run in the seventh to put them up 15-8, with Haddix still pitching they held onto the lead and he picked up the win with a complete game.

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

June 22, 2002:The Death of Darryl Kile

On June 22, 2002, all of Cardinal Nation was shocked to hear the news that Darryl Kile had passed away at a Chicago hotel on a day that the Cardinals were set to take on the Cubs. The news came just four days after the passing of the legendary Jack Buck, which amounted to the toughest week I can ever remember in St. Louis Sports. There are certain events in life that a person can remember right where they were when it happened, the day that Kile passed is one of those days for me. It was Saturday, I had some friends call me and tell me to come up to Springdale pool in Fenton, it was gonna be one of those days where ya got the grill goin, the ballgame on, and the pool to jump in too stay cool. I was walking along the edge of the pool when it came on the radio and what I remember most about it is that I was standing next to total strangers just as shocked as they were to hear that the 33 year old Kile had passed. The decision to cancel the game came down from the commissioner's office and at 2:37 p.m. Cubs catcher Joe Girardi made a tearful announcement that many if us will never forget. Girardi said, "I thank you for your patience. We regret to inform you because of a tragedy in the Cardinal family, that the commissioner has cancelled the game today. Please be respectful. You will find out eventually what has happened, and I ask that you say a prayer for the Cardinals family." I know that I have never respected the Cubs organization and their fanbase as much as I did on that day. They acted with true class as the Cardinals faced tragedy. The saddest thing for me was not the team losing a player, it was a wife losing a husband, and three children losing a father. In the days that followed players wore his #57 on their hats and uniforms and the team placed the 57 DK sign in the bullpen. The Rockies and the Astros honored the fallen pitcher as well as he had spent the earlier part of his career with those two clubs. The amazing thing that happened after Kile passed away was the Cardinals came together and won exactly 57 games on the way to winning the Central by 13 games. The team knocked Arizona out in the first round but wouldn't be able to keep it going as San Francisco knocked them out of the NLCS in 5 games. Even though they fell short of the ultimate goal the team showed resilience and  perseverance as they showed us all that you don't ever give up no matter what knocks you down. I know we will never forget Kile or Jack and may they both Rest in Peace, they are forever Cardinals, and forever in the hearts of Cardinal Nation.

This is a great video that was done last year dedicated to Jack and Darryl:

Friday, June 21, 2013

June 21, 1957: Rookie Sensation Von McDaniel Tosses a Two-Hitter in his First Major League Start

On June 21, 1957, in his first major league start at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, Von McDaniel threw a two-hit shutout as the Cardinals cruised to a 2-0 win over the defending National League champion Brooklyn Dodgers. The 18 year old "bonus baby" had just graduated high school one month earlier and found himself starring along side his older brother Lindy on the Cardinals pitching staff. He was a bit of a rookie sensation as his career began with 19 consecutive scoreless innings and won his first four decisions on the way to posting a 7-5 record on the year. However the magic didn't last for McDaniel, he appeared in only two games in '58 and looked as if he lost his control, after being sent to the minors he tried to convert to third base but would never reach the major league level again. While his career was short he accomplished something that most of us can only dream of, he stood on the mound with the birds on the bat across his chest.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

June 20, 1980: Terry Kennedy Leads The Cards To Victory

On June 20, 1980, Terry Kennedy picked up 6 ribbies with a pair of three-run home runs in a 7-5 win over the Reds in Cincinnati. With the team up 1-0 in the first Kennedy got a hold of his first bomb of the day to cap off the 4 run inning. However, the Reds fought back with three runs in the third then a two run shot by Dan Driessen in the sixth that gave Cincy a 5-4 advantage, it was an advantage that wouldn't last long. The seventh inning opened up with a pair of singles, then Kennedy went yard again, this time he gave the Redbirds a lead they would not relinquish.

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You can watch a virtual game here: I really enjoy this website, all kinds of great games on there.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

June 19, 1921: McHenry's Double Wins It In The 9th

On June 19, 1921, with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth at Sportsman's Park, outfielder Austin McHenry cleared'em all with a walkoff double to beat the Boston Braves 5-4.  The 25 year old kid nicknamed "Mac" was an up and coming star, the '21 season was a breakout year for the him as he hit .350 with 17 dingers and 102 rbi's and was in the top 5 of many of the offensive categories in the National League. The following season McHenry began to have severe headaches and blurred vision. Initially it was diagnosed as a sinus infection, but further tests would reveal he had a brain tumor. McHenry left the club in July of 1922, and he went under the knife in October of that year, but the doctor was not able to remove the entire tumor and his situation quickly deteriorated. McHenry passed away on November 27, 1922. He was just 27 years old. McHenry is one of those stories that you can only think about what might have been, as he had all the promise in the world before fate intervened. While it is a sad story, it is a story worth telling. His life was short, however, it was a life of great accomplishment. When I think about McHenry while I'm out working today, I'll think about how happy he was when he knocked in those winning runs on this day in 1921.

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This is a link to the 1921 National League Batting Leaders:  he was amongst the best.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

June 18, 1987: Jack The Ripper Goes Boom In The 10th

On June 18, 1987, Jack Clark put the Cardinals in the win column with a 2 run walkoff blast in the tenth inning of an 8-6 victory over the Pirates at Busch. It was Clark's second long ball of the game. Clark led the club with 35 home runs in the '87 season.

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Monday, June 17, 2013

June 17, 1969: Curt Flood Comes Through in a Pinch

On June 17, 1969,  with two out and two on in the 7th Curt Flood came into the game as a pinch hitter and smacked a double into left that scored both base runners. Flood had been in a bit of a slump which led to him riding the pine from the start but it didn't keep him from knocking in both of the Cardinals runs in the 2-0 victory over the Montreal Expos.

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

June 16, 1931: Watkins and Frisch Win It With Back 2 Back Jacks

On June 16, 1931, George Watkins and Frankie Frisch hit back to back jacks in the bottom of the ninth inning to propel the Cardinals to a 2-1 win over the Phillies at Sportsman's Park. With one out in the inning Watkins took a 3-2 pitch deep to right to tie it up. The Phillies only needed one more pitch to lose the contest as Frisch stepped to the plate and hit a first pitch bomb that landed on the roof of the right field pavilion. The win swept the Phillies right out of town.

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On a sidenote, Happy Father's Day to each and every one of you and your Father's. I know for a lot of us our Father's were instrumental in helping develop a love for sports that we all cherish. If you have the opportunity today to give your dad a big ole hug and thank him for all he has done for you and your life I envy you, my father passed away when I was just 12 years old but I can still remember standing at Busch Stadium with him as a young boy watching the Cardinals play some ball. For me my love for sports began right then and there. Have a great day. Go Cards!!!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

June 15, 1964: Brock For Broglio

On June 15, 1964, one of the most lopsided trades in the history of Major League Baseball was made when Cardinals General Manager Bing Devine dealt Ernie Broglio, Doug Clemens, and Bobby Shantz to the Chicago Cubs, in return the Cardinals got Jack Spring, Paul Toth, and a 24 year old kid by the name of Lou Brock. On the surface it looked like the Cubs got the better end of the deal. Broglio was a former 20 game winner and it looked like they had landed a true frontline starter for their rotation. Brock had just two big league seasons under his belt at the time of the trade, he was a hot prospect with blazing speed and great baserunning skills but struggled at the plate a bit which led the Cubs organization to making the deal that sent him to St. Louis. Broglio's best days were behind him, he spent two and a half seasons in Chicago posting a 7-19 record while Brock spent the next 16 years in St. Louis and forged a career that led to Cooperstown. 4 months to the day that Brock was traded to the team the Cardinals won the World Series in 7 games over the New York Yankees, he would win another title with the team in '67. When Brock retired in 1979 he was the all time leader in stolen bases with 938 and had collected 3,023 hits in the big leagues.

MLB Network did a great piece about the trade, it's narrated by St. Louis' own Greg Amsinger:

Friday, June 14, 2013

June 14, 1956: Trader Lane Sends Red Packing

On June 14, 1956, after making multiple early season deals Frank "Trader" Lane continued to shake up the Cardinals roster by shipping Red Schoendienst, Jackie Brandt, Dick Littlefield, Bill Sarmi, and Gordon Jones to the New York Giants for Al Dark, Whitey Lockman, Ray Katt,and Don Liddle. The deal stunned Cardinals fans, Shoendienst had been with the club since 1945 and had become a perennial all star as well as a fan favorite. It worked out well for Red, after the Giants dealt him to the Milwaukee Braves in June of '57 he would win a World Series Title in his first year in Milwaukee then another National League Pennant  in his second year with the club. As Lane's time continued in St. Louis he wore out his welcome by trying to trade Stan Musial, after Gussie Busch caught wind of that deal it was stopped dead in its tracks. Frank Lane only spent two years with the Cardinals, it was an interesting two years to say the least. After he resigned in September of '57, Bing Devine took over in the front office and  proceeded to build around his cornerstone players, not trade them like they were fresh out of a pack of baseball cards.

While I was looking into this I ran across a great newspaper archive that tells of how Lane's attempt to trade Musial really bothered the Cardinals legend, it also tells how upset Stan was about the trade that sent his friend and teammate Red Shoendienst packing:,3762790

Here is a very good read about Lane's time with the Cardinals, it also touches on what he did before he arrived here and what he did after he left:

Thursday, June 13, 2013

June 13, 1941: Lanier Shuts The Dodgers Down

On June 13, 1941, in a game that took just 1 hour and 52 minutes to complete, Max Lanier pitched the Cardinals to a 1-0 win over the Dodgers at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. The only run of the game came in the third inning when Don Padgett knocked Terry Moore in with a single.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

June 12, 1993: The Cards rout the Expos

On June 12, 1993, behind home runs by Gregg Jefferies, Ray Lankford, and Mark Whiten the Cardinals pounded the Montreal Expos 13-3 at Busch. Jefferies started the game off with a three run bomb in the first then Lankford and Whiten both hit two run shot's in the fourth. With the score 11-0 at the end of four the rout was on. After the Expos plated two runs in the sixth, the Cardinals answered back with two runs of their own in the seventh, the last charge for the team from Montreal came in the eighth as they scored their final run of the contest on a sacrifice fly.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

June 11, 1958 Ken Boyer's Walk Off Wins It In The 12th

On June 11, 1958, Ken Boyer led the bottom of the twelfth inning off with a walk off solo shot off of Hal Jeffcoat to give the Cardinals a 3-2 victory over the Reds at Busch Stadium. Boyer led the club with 23 home runs and 90 rbi's in that '58 season.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

June 10, 1890: Jack Stivetts Strikes Out 10 and Wins It With A Grand Slam

On June 10, 1890, two years before the club joined the National League and before the they were even known as the Cardinals, "Happy Jack" Stivetts struck out 10 batters and hit two home runs in a 9-8 Browns win over the Toledo Maumees. Stivetts' second jack was a walkoff grand slam with one out in the bottom of the ninth at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. The team joined the American Association in 1890 as the St. Louis Brown Stockings after one year they became known as the Browns which is what they were called until the 1899 season when they took on the name the Perfectos. 1900 was the first year the team would take on the Cardinals name and from there they would forever be known as the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

June 9, 1997: Mabry extends his hitting streak to 20

On June 9, 1997, with a single up the middle in the 7th, John Mabry extended his hitting streak to 20 games. The Cardinals outfielder picked up two rbi's on the hit and put the Cards on top 6-1 over the Padres in San Diego. The Redbirds waited until the 9th to inflict a little more damage and Mabry got in the action in that frame as well. He capped off the night with another rbi single then Mike Difelice picked up another single in the inning which brought Mabry across the plate for another Cardinals run, it was the final run of the 9-1 rout over the Friars. The streak ended the next time out but it was a huge turnaround for Mabry, just a few weeks earlier Tony LaRussa had to yank him for a pinch hitter because he was so lost at the plate. With a little help from his hitting coach George Hendrick he came out of the slump and caught fire. Mabry praised the coach for his advice and the coach praised Mabry for his work ethic. The streak came to an end in the next game but it was a remarkable run of baseball for him. I'm sure he learned lessons along the way that has helped him become the coach that he is today.

Here is a great article that was published when Mabry was named hitting coach, it has a lot about the about the streak, including the fact that he had 10 multi-hit games during that stretch:

Saturday, June 8, 2013

June 8, 1980: The Whitey Herzog Era Begins

On June 8, 1980, Ken Boyer was told he would be relieved of his managerial duties after the first game of a doubleheader against the Expos in Montreal. This came on a on a day that Cardinals outfielder Bobby Bonds tied a National League record with six walks during the doubleheader. Once Boyer was relieved of his duties Jack Krol took the helm for the second game the Cardinals lost both contests but a new era of baseball was about to begin for the club. 1,100 miles away at Grant's Farm in St. Louis a press conference was held announcing that Dorrel "Whitey" Herzog was going to be the new manager of the team. The hiring had a historical impact on the team that will never be forgotten. His teams built on speed, defense and pitching ushered in the era of "Whitey Ball", they didn't hit a lot of home runs but they did  just about everything else to win ballgames. He led the club to a World Series Title in 1982 and won the National League Pennant in 1985 and 1987. The White Rat was a genius, he realized that Busch Stadium was built for speed and he built the perfect team to utilize the ballpark to their advantage.  He managed the club until 1990 in his time as skipper he managed the team to 822 wins, which is third on the all time list for Cardinals managers only Tony LaRussa and Red Schoendienst have more. The things that Herzog did with the Cardinals earned him baseball immortality, he was inducted into Cooperstown in 2010 and his #24 will never be worn by another Cardinal.

Friday, June 7, 2013

June 7, 1961: Stan Musial Leads The Birds To Victory

On June 7, 1961, Stan Musial went 4 for 4 with two singles and two home runs in an 8-6 win over the Cubs. After the Birds put up two runs in the first then two more in the second Stan decided to jump into the mix in the third with a two run shot. Musial's second jack came right after the Cubs had scored two runs in the top of the 7th, The Man erased their momentum by parking his second two run shot over the wall in right field. Chicago made it a game with home runs by George Altman and Ernie Banks in the eighth and ninth but it wouldn't be enough and the Redbirds fans went home happy.

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

June 6, 1956: The Cardinals Beat The Giants in Extras

On June 6, 1956, it took the Cardinals 11 innings to beat the New York Giants 3-2 at Busch Stadium. Trailing 2-1 with 2 outs in the 9th, Stan Musial doubled, then was lifted for a pinch runner by the name of Jackie Brandt.  Ken Boyer stepped to the plate and knocked Brandt in from second to tie it up. Brandt stayed in the game and picked up the game winning rbi in the 11th. The 22 year old rookie only played in 27 games for the Redbirds before Frank "Trader" Lane sent him to the New York Giants.

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If you would like to read more about Brandt check this out:

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June 5, 1948: The Cards take down the Dodgers at Sportsman's Park

On June 5, 1948, the Cardinals knocked off the Brooklyn Dodgers 9-6 at Sportsman's Park. Red Schoendienst picked up 3 doubles and a single in the contest and Enos Slaughter jacked a game tying Grand Slam in the third. Slaughter's bomb came after an intentional walk to Stan The Man, then Slaughter made them pay. Two batters later Nippy Taylor hit a two run shot to put the Cardinals on top 6-4. The Cards picked up 2 more runs in the 6th, then Jones picked up a ribbie in the 7th on a sacrifice fly that scored Slaughter. The Dodgers last stand came in the eighth, they scored 2 runs to narrow the gap to three before being shutdown in the ninth.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

June 4, 1924: Freigau lights up the Phillies

On June 4, 1924, Howard Freigau picked up 4 hits and 5 ribbies in a 12-5 win over the Phillies in Philadelphia. Freigau didn't only wreak havoc at the plate, he couldn't be stopped on the base paths either, the Cardinals 3rd baseman swiped 4 bags in the victory at the Baker Bowl.

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Monday, June 3, 2013

June 3, 1979: Vuckovich Strikes Out 12

On June 3, 1979, Pete Vuckovich struck out 12 Dodgers batters on the way to a 6-4 Cardinals win in Los Angeles. By the end of the season, the Cardinals hurler led the pitching staff with 145 K's and tied Silvio Martinez with 15 wins on the year.

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Sunday, June 2, 2013

June 2, 1925: Jim Bottomley Leads The Way

On June 2, 1925, "Sunny Jim" Bottomley led the Cardinals charge with two home runs in an 8-2 victory over the Reds at Sportsman's Park. The Cardinals first baseman's first blast was of the Grand Slam variety, it came in the 5th and put the team on top 4-2 and they didn't look back. The next day they knocked off the Reds 7-3 to complete a 4 game sweep over the Cincy squad, Bottomley went 2-4 with a double, a stolen base, and a run scored in the final game of the series.

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

June 1, 1969: Vic Davalillo Hits a 3 Run Shot In His First At Bat in a Cardinals Uniform

On June 1, 1969, Vic Davalillo hit a 3 run home run in his first at bat in a Cardinals uniform.  Davalillo stepped to the dish as a pinch hitter in the 7th and took Gerry Arrigo deep, his shot capped off a 5 run inning and helped the Cards to an eventual 11-3 victory over the Reds at Busch. The Cardinals sent pitcher Jim Hicks to the Angels for Davalillo just a couple of days before he stepped to the plate with the Birds on the Bat on his chest. In his two seasons in St. Louis, Davalillo frequently got the job done as a pinch hitter, he also played all three outfield positions and even pitched in a couple of games.

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