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Cesar Cedeno – 1985


In retrospect, it is easy to see why the 1985 Cardinals won 101 games and represented the National League in the World Series. Hall of Fame manager  Whitey Herzog led a unique combination of speed, pitching, and defense. Add to … 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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May 2 and 3, 1967


The first place Cincinnati Reds make a quick two game visit to Busch Stadium, hoping to extend their early lead over the Cardinals. They would leave in under fours hours of playing time with their tails tucked between their legs. Bob Gibson and Ray Washburn turned in brilliant back to back complete game shutouts. Continue reading

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Andy Rincon


I read in a Cardinals blog that Brad Penny’s three consecutive quality starts to begin the 2010 season is the first time since Andy Rincon accomplished that feat in 1981. Newer Cardinals fans are asking, Andy Who ? Even some … 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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Opening Day during the Bob Gibson era


As Chris Carpenter prepares to take the mound to start the 2010 season, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at opening day games during the Bob Gibson era (1959-1975). If you became a fan of the Cardinals as I did, in Gibson’s prime, or perhaps you just know of the legend of the big right hander, it is hard to believe that he was not the ace of the staff during his entire career. In fact, early in the Solly Hemus era (1959-61), Gibson would be bounced between the bullpen, the rotation and the minor leagues, in spite of consistently demonstrating his enormous talent. Gibson did not get an opening day start until the 1965 season, which was after he established his ace credentials in the ’64 pennant race – twice pitching on 3 days rest and earning the pennant winning victory in long relief on just one day rest. Continue reading

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September 13, 1974


St. Louis Cardinals at Philadelpha Friday night. The Cardinals would start the game 1 1/2 games out of first place. With an eye on the Montreal-Pittsburgh score, they took the field against the 3rd place Phillies. The Phillies were far … Continue reading

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