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Trivia Questions

Which Cardinals pitcher is the franchise all-time postseason leader in strikeouts?

Adam Wainwright (115)

Who was the last left-handed hitting Cardinals player to lead the National League in home runs?

Johnny Mize (43 HR in 1940)

Today in Cardinals History

June 16, 1964
June 17, 1993
June 18, 2018
June 19, 1968
June 21, 2009
PREVIOUS HOMESTAND HIGHLIGHTS

Trivia Questions (June 16-21)

Which five Cardinals have won the Roberto Clemente Award?

Lou Brock (1975), Ozzie Smith (1995), Albert Pujols (2008), Carlos Beltran (2013) & Yadier Molina (2018)

Which team did the Cardinals defeat to win their first World Series championship?

New York Yankees (1926)

Today in Cardinals History (June 16-21)

May 30, 1925
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Swinging on the first pitch in his first major league at-bat, Adam Wainwright homers in the fifth inning of the Cardinals' 10-4 win over San Francisco at AT&T Park. The 24 year-old right-hander also tosses three innings in relief to record his second career victory. Wainwright joined Hoyt Wilhelm (New York Giants, 1952) and John Montefusco (San Francisco Giants, 1974) as the only relievers to hit a home run and gain the win in the same game.

May 31, 2016
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3B Matt Carpenter becomes the first Cardinal to record a four-hit performances on consecutive days since Bernard Gilkey (June 30-July 1, 1993).

June 1, 2017

SP Adam Wainwright tosses 6.0 shutout innings and hits a two-run homer off Brandon McCarthy in a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Busch Stadium, becoming the first pitcher in franchise history to account for all of the team's RBI in a victory.

June 2, 1998
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Erasing an early 4-0 deficit, St. Louis scores seven unanswered runs for a 7-4 victory at Dodgers Stadium, highlighted by Brian Jordan's game-winning three-run homer in the 8th inning off reliever Jim Bruske.

Trivia Questions (May 18-24)

Who was the last Cardinals player to hit an inside-the park-home run in a regular season game?

Fernando Vina (2001)

Who was the last Cardinals pitcher to hit a grand slam?

Jake Westbrook (at Milwaukee on 8/31/2011)

Today in Cardinals History (May 18-24)

May 19, 1935
May 20, 2004
May 21, 2009

The letter "I" on the Big Mac Land sign at Busch Stadium is knocked out by Albert Pujols' first-inning blast off Sean Marshall in the Cardinals' 3-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

May 22, 1998

Mark McGwire hits the first ever home run into the new "Big Mac Land" in left field as the Cardinals defeat the Giants 4-3 in 12 innings.

May 23, 1970
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Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson strikes out 16 batters while first baseman Dick Allen drives in all three runs with a pair of homers during a 3-1 win in Philadelphia. St. Louis left-hander Steve Carlton fanned 16 two days prior.

May 24, 2006

Swinging on the first pitch in his first major league at-bat, Adam Wainwright homers in the fifth inning of the Cardinals' 10-4 win over San Francisco at AT&T Park. The 24 year-old right-hander also tosses three innings in relief to record his second career victory. Wainwright joined Hoyt Wilhelm (New York Giants, 1952) and John Montefusco (San Francisco Giants, 1974) as the only relievers to hit a home run and gain the win in the same game.

Trivia Questions (April 20-26)

Mike Shildt led the Cardinals to 91 wins in his first full season as Cardinals manager. Who was the last Cardinals manager to lead the team to 90+ wins in his first full season?

Eddie Dyer (98 wins in 1946)

Which team did the Cardinals defeat for their 10,000th regular season win as a member of the National League?

Cleveland Indians (June 25, 2018)

Who is the last Cardinals pitcher to record a save in both games of a doubleheader?

SeungHwan Oh (July 20, 2016 vs. San Diego)

Today in Cardinals History (April 20-26)

April 21, 1991

The Cardinals erase a 6-1 deficit and come back to prevail 7-6 over the Philadelphia Phillies at Busch Stadium in 10 innings, highlighted by outfielder Ray Lankford hustling from second base on a groundout and barreling over catcher Darren Daulton to score the winning run. St. Louis trailed 6-1 in the contest before scoring four runs in the seventh and tying it in the ninth on a Gerald Perry triple off Mitch Williams.

April 23, 1999

Fernando Tatis becomes the only player in major league history to hit two grand slams in the same game in one inning. The Cardinal third baseman hits both off Dodger starter Chan Ho Park in an 11-run third, setting the major league mark.

April 26, 2000

The St. Louis Cardinals set a Major League record by hitting their 50th home run in April. Homers by pitcher Rick Ankiel, Jim Edmonds and Fernando Tatis in the 7-0 victory over the Brewers help to break the mark established by the 1997 Indians with 49. Ankiel also tossed 7.0 scoreless innings while going yard.

Trivia Questions (April 4 - 9)

Prior to Kolten Wong winning the NL Rawlings Gold Glove Award at 2B in 2019, who was the last Cardinals player to win a Gold Glove at second base?

Fernando Viña (2002)

Which Cardinals player hit a home run during his first Major League at bat as a pinch-hitter on April 19, 2019 against the New York Mets?

Lane Thomas

Who was the last Cardinals pitcher to lead the National League in wins?

Miles Mikolas (18 wins in 2018)

Today in Cardinals History (April 4 - 9)

April 4, 1998

Mark McGwire begins what will be a historic season, homering in the fourth consecutive game to tie Willie Mays' National League record for most homers to start a season. Big Mac's three-run blast in the sixth inning helps the Cardinals beat the Padres, 8-6.

April 5, 1974

The Cardinals plate two runs in the bottom of the 10th to come-from-behind and beat the Pirates, 6-5, on Opening Day at Busch Stadium. Bob Gibson allows four runs (three earned) over 8.0 frames. Closer Al Hrabosky surrendered a run in the top of the 10th, but came away with the victory after RBI singles from pinch hitter Tim McCarver and second baseman Ted Sizemore.

April 6, 1979

The Cardinals opened the season with a an 8-1 win over the Phillies at Busch Stadium behind a complete game from St. Louis starter John Denny. Right fielder Tony Scott and third baseman Ken Reitz each added three hits and three RBI.

April 8, 1997

Willie McGee hit his first career walk-off home run, coming off Ugueth Urbina in the bottom of the 9th inning, as the Cardinals snapped a franchise record six-game losing streak to open a season, with a 2-1 win over Montreal in the 1997 home opener at Busch Stadium. McGee was pinch-hitting for Mark Petkovsek and hit the first of his two career walk-off home runs, both hit in 1997.