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Favorite Obscure Cardinals Player: Ray Washburn (Part 1)


One of the most enjoyable parts of being a member of the United Cardinal Bloggers is participation in the various monthly projects.   This one is of particular interest to me personally, as the subject is “your favorite obscure Cardinals player”.   … Continue reading

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How Historic was Johan Santana’s No-hitter ?


On Friday night, June 1, 2012, Johan Santana wrote his name in both the Mets and MLB records books when he no-hit the St. Louis Cardinals.  It was a remarkable pitching performance, to say the least.  Teams in the National … Continue reading

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Is it Shutout or Complete Game Shutout ?


While the ability to watch every single baseball game being played is a genuine privilege of this era in technology, it is not without its faults.  Like watching the same commercial over and over, not just once per inning but, … Continue reading

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1960’s Post-season MVBOP awards


While it is hard to look past the contributions of David Freese in the 2011 post-season, a singular award for outstanding performance makes it far too easy to overlook some unbelievable contributions of his teammates, and at times, those of … Continue reading

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Top 5 Iconic Moments in Cardinals History


For the January project, United Cardinal Bloggers members will be writing about their top five iconic moments in Cardinals history.  Really, Daniel ?  Just five ?  No way.  Seriously.   I can think of five iconic moments, just in the 1964 … Continue reading

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Predictions for the upcoming season


It is New Years Eve.   2011 is about to come to a close, and what an amazing year it was, especially for Cardinals fans.   We are about a month and a half away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring … Continue reading

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Dick Hughes


As I was preparing to watch Jaime Garcia make his first start in 2010, I came across this most interesting blog from Derrick Goold about some young arms that the Cardinals could have taken in the draft. I understand the point that Goold is making in this article, but it made me think about some of the talent that is being developed today in the farm system. It also made me think of a right handed pitcher that toiled in anonymity for nine years before exploding into the major league scene with one of the greatest pitching seasons I have ever seen. Continue reading

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May 30 and July 25, 1967


Cardinals fans will remember “the catch” that left fielder Matt Holliday failed to make in the second and pivotal game of the 2009 divisional series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Older fans still talk about the “the call” that umpire Don Denkinger got wrong that may have cost the Cardinals the 1985 World Series. Given the number of things that have to go in your favor to win a championship, an entire season can come down to outcome of a single play. And you may not be aware of it at the time. This is the story of two such plays, separated by six weeks, that may have determined the outcome of the 1967 World Series. More than that, it is a tale of a team that refused to quit no matter what was thrown at them. Continue reading

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Larry Jaster


We first took a look at the legend of Cardinals left hander, Larry Jaster in an earlier Where Were You when he took a perfect game against Tom Seaver and the Mets into the bottom of the eighth inning. It was an amazing performance to be sure, but there is something even more unbelievable in the young man’s career. Continue reading

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August 14, 1971


The second place Cardinals (66-54, 5.5 games back) were visiting the first place Pirates (71-48) in an important four game series. The Cardinals would battle the Pirates all summer long. Unfortunately for Cards fans, the Buc-o’s would play just a … Continue reading

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