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The Trade That Wasn't Made


Much has been written about the 2010 non-waiver deadline trade where the Cardinals sent fan favorite Ryan Ludwick to the San Diego Padres in exchange for Cleveland starter Jake Westbrook. As each of the players settle in with their new … Continue reading

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Passing the Baton


While most eyes in Cardinals Nation are fixed on the 1-2 punch of Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday as they spread fear and terror throughout National League pitching staffs, a very interesting story is playing out in the starting rotation. … Continue reading

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Bill White – 1964


Younger baseball fans may know the name Bill White as the President of the National League (1989-1994) or as a long time broadcaster (St. Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees). Baseball historians will remember the big lefty as one of … 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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Jack Lamabe


Jack Lamabe was a journeyman right handed reliever and his arrival in St. Louis couldn’t have come under more difficult circumstances. After a couple of rough appearances, he turned into one of the most dependable arms in the Cardinals bullpen … 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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June 18-20, 1968


The Cardinals entered the 1968 season with very high expectations. There were very few changes from their World Series Championship team, the most notable being Nelson Briles replacing the injured Dick Hughes in the starting rotation. Expectations would get even … Continue reading

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June 2 – Aug 4, 1968


While Bob Gibson was putting together the greatest pitching season in the modern era, Don Drysdale put together his own with an unprecedented streak of scoreless innings. From May 10 through June 8, Drysdale threw six complete game shutouts and … Continue reading

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Nelson Briles – 1967 and 1968


A number of obstacles were placed in front of the 1967 St. Louis Cardinals that would have totally demoralized a lesser team.  One of those came on June 21 when the Cardinals number two starter, Ray Washburn, took a line … Continue reading

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Bob Gibson – 1964


On August 24, 1964, Bob Gibson would start a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates with a modest 10-10 record.  After getting off to a 4-0 start, Gibson had struggled a bit, often being used in short rest out of the … Continue reading

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