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Get your Cardinals-St. Patrick’s Day facts right here (plus news and notes)

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Today I’ve been told is St. Patrick’s Day so let’s skip straight ahead to the Cardinals Irish-themed facts.

Fact #1: There have been four players suit up for the Cardinals who were actually born in Ireland. They are as follows:

  • Mike O’Neill (Cardinal from 1901-1904)
  • Patsy Donovan (Cardinal from 1901-1903)
  • Paddy O’Connor (Cardinal in 1914)
  • Jack O’Neill (Cardinal from 1902-1903)

I found this information on Baseball-Reference but I’m currently looking for a second source to confirm because they sound like Italian names to me. Moving on.

Fact #2: Former NL MVP Hank Sauer spent one season in St. Louis (1956), making him the only player born on March 17 to wear the Cardinals uniform.

That’s it, those are all the facts. Here’s what you may have missed yesterday at VEB:

Have a fun, safe St. Patrick’s Day weekend, everyone.