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Wade Forrester
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September 22, 1911: 511 Wins For Cy Young
     On September 22, 1911, the fans cheered "Old" Cy Young in Pittsburgh as they watched him lead his Boston Rustlers to a 1-0 victory over their hometown Pirates. The victory would be the 511th victory of Young's storied career and his last. He was 44 yea...

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September 1, 1963: Curt Simmons Steals Home
     On September 1, 1963, Curt Simmons drove in two runs and stole home during a 7-3 win over the Phillies in Philadelphia. To date, Simmons is the last hurler to steal home plate. The theft of the dish came after he tripled in the second inning, then made...

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August 23, 1963: Gibby Takes Care of Business In Houston; Happy Birthday Kenny Wallace
     On August 23, 1963, Bob Gibson led the way to a 4-1 victory over the Colt .45's at Colt Stadium in Houston. The hurler watched his club score all four runs in the top of the first after Curt Flood led the inning off with a walk. After a quick out, Bill...

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April 18, 1925: The Cardinals Obliterate The Cubs In Chi Town; A Near Riot In The Lou
     On April 18, 1925, in a game that saw a total of 36 hits and seven home runs, the Cardinals took down the Cubs by the score of 20-5 in Chicago.  Five of the seven big flies came off the bats of Cardinals sluggers, while the Baby Bears knocked the other...

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January 29, 1958: Stan The Six Figure Man
     On January 29, 1958, Stan The Man Musial became the National League's first six figure man after inking a $100,000 deal with the St. Louis Cardinals. The reward for the 37-year-old three time MVP came after a '57 season in which he hit a league leading...

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November 27, 1956: Charlie Peete Dies In A Plane Crash
     On the morning of November 27, 1956, the plane that was carrying Cardinals top prospect Charlie Peete crashed into a cloud-covered mountain outside of Venezuela, killing all 25 passengers on board. Among the dead were Peete's wife and three children. A...

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October 29, 1942, Rickey Flies The Coop
     On October 29, 1942, the end of an era came to a close when Branch Rickey resigned as the Vice President of the St. Louis Cardinals, so he could take a position as President and General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Rickey had been part of the Cardi...

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September 18, 1968: Washburn Returns The Favor
     On September 18, 1968, just 24 hours after being no-hit by the Giants hurler Gaylord Perry in San Francisco, Cardinals hurler Ray Washburn no-hit those same Giants in San Francisco. The Birds got their runs on ribbies by Curt Flood and Bobby Tolan in t...

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September 10, 1963: Grandpa Stan Hits It Out
     On September 10, 1963, Stan Musial became the first Grandfather in the history of Major League Baseball to hit a home run. Early that morning, around 4:40 a.m., Musial's son Dick and his wife Sharon welcomed Jeffery Stanton Musial into the world. With ...

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September 5, 1935: Terry Moore Goes 6 For 6
     On September 5, 1935, Terry Moore went 6 for 6 during a Cardinals win over the Boston Braves at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. The rookie center fielder's performance was a part of a 19-hit attack that saw the hometown club walk away victorious by the ...
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