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

August 14-17, 1986 – 54 Innings Wasn’t Enough for You – Part 2


In a rare six game series in New York, the Cardinals had earned a split in the opening day double header.   It could have gone better, but it was certainly something they could build on.  If they could. August 15 … Continue reading

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August 14-17, 1986 – 54 Innings Wasn’t Enough for You – Part 1


A short while ago, I took a look back at Todd Worrell’s first blown save in 1986.   The Cardinals had started the season on fire, and looked as if they would repeat the success they had the previous season.   After … Continue reading

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September 12, 1980 – You think Kyle McClellan’s first start was a good one …..


Al Olmsted was a left handed pitcher that the Cardinals drafted in 1975.   What makes Olmsted special is that he is one of a small number of St. Louis natives that have started a game for the team that they … Continue reading

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August 30, 1989


Or, perhaps this should be titled, “The Greatest Cardinals Pitching Performance Ever”.   Too strong ?   Let’s talk about it and see what you think. Oh, who pitched it ?   The guy you least expected …… That’s right.  Jose DeLeon. Yes, … Continue reading

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August 1, 1985 – The most exciting play I've ever seen. Period.


St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago. Yeah, when I posted my Top 10 Memories from 1985, I knew I’d miss a couple.  This one was originally on the list, but I couldn’t recall the details of the particular play and didn’t … Continue reading

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October 11, 1964 – Roger Craig to the Rescue


In my latest article for I-70baseball, I went back to the 1964 World Series, looking for the tipping points in each game. There had to be something more than Bob Gibson’s pitching mastery, Lou Brock and Curt Flood’s speed, and … Continue reading

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July 3, 1967


The only thing hotter than the temperature in St. Louis was the 1967 Pennant Race, which had suddenly become a three team race. The visiting Reds had led the National League for most of the season, but the Cardinals kept pace, never falling more than 4 1/2 games behind. It had been a two team race until the Cubs went on a tear, winning 16 of their last 19 games, including a 3 game sweep of the Reds. That knocked the Reds out of first place and put the Cubs at the top of the standings. At the start of this series, the Cardinals and Cubs were tied for first place and Cincinnati was just holding on, 5 games behind. The Cubs would give back nearly all of the ground they gained over the next two weeks, but it is the Independence Day series between the Cardinals and Reds that will set the tone for the remainder of the 1967 season. Continue reading

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October 13, 1985


It has been three years since the Whitey Herzog managed St. Louis Cardinals shocked the baseball world by beating the seemingly invincible Milwaukee Brewers in the 1982 World Series. While those Cardinals were labeled as the Running Rabbits, they were … Continue reading

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June 26-29, 1967


One of my favorite St. Louis sports commentators, Bernie Miklasz, is reporting that the Milwaukee Brewers were altering their starting rotation to send three left handers against the Cardinals for an important series starting on June 4, 2010. This is not the first time this has happened, nor is it a particularly huge gamble. If you want to see some real courage, take a look at June 26-29, 1967. Continue reading

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August 9, 1967


In the heat of the 1967 Pennant Chase, the aggressive base running style of the Cardinals gave a six time gold glove first baseman a lot to think about, but not a lot of time in which to do so. Continue reading

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