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Taking a look at some of the more interesting games in the last half century of Cardinals history.

September 18, 1969 – Thanks Dad


Reading through United Cardinals Bloggers postings of their top iconic moments, you quickly come to the conclusion that Cardinals fans are fortunate to have so many wonderful memories.  From Ozzie Smith’s home run to Mark McGwire’s 62nd, I think my … Continue reading

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September 1, 1963 – Nearly Stealing a Pennant


The end of August had the Cardinals taking a brutal 12 game road trip.   They would first travel west to Los Angeles for three games, east to Houston for the next three, back to the west coast for three with … Continue reading

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July 20, 1974 – How Tim McCarver nearly saved the ’74 season


For the first time since 1969, Cardinals fans had been optimistic about a return to post-season.  The revolving door in the outfield had come to a stop with the acquisition of Reggie Smith and the future Rookie of the Year, … Continue reading

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October 1, 1974 – The End of an Era


Of all the St. Louis managers over the last half century, Red Schoendienst had the toughest job.  By a long shot.  Not even close.  All of the others inherited a team in disarray, and while the hopes were high, the … Continue reading

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August 30, 1963 – A Dress Rehearsal


The greatest thing about the Cardinals 2011 season for an old fan a historian is that youngsters are taking a keen interest in the 1964 team, and how they pulled off one of baseball’s greatest upsets, taking the pennant away … Continue reading

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September 28, 1979 – The Bunt Heard ’round the World


Long before the first pitch of this second game of a doubleheader in St. Louis, both teams had been eliminated in the National League East.  For the visiting New York Mets, that had happened early in September.   The Cardinals … Continue reading

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August 22, 1982 – Stealing a Win


There is an old adage in baseball: it doesn’t take speed to steal a base, just the courage to run combined with the wisdom of when not to. Sometimes, it just takes a little bit of luck. The 1982 season … Continue reading

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June 27, 1967 – A Tale for Jaime Garcia


Following a win by Dick Hughes in San Francisco, the Cardinals went on to win their next six games, sweeping both Houston and Los Angeles in their home ballparks.   One of those wins was costly though as the Cardinals would … Continue reading

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May 14, 1988 – Bill Veeck would have loved this one


This Saturday evening game between the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals started off as any other.  Both teams had gotten off to slow starts and were looking for anything positive that might turn around their fortunes.   Neither manager would … Continue reading

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August 14-17, 1986 – 54 Innings Wasn’t Enough for You – Part 3


The Cardinals had just won the last three games against their division leaders.  After dropping the opening game in this six game series, the Cardinals had roared back and momentum was clearly on their side of the diamond.  How long … Continue reading

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