Bob Forsch wasn’t looking to make history. When the 33-year-old right-hander took the Busch Stadium mound on September 26, 1983, he was just looking to salvage a miserable season, both for himself and for the defending world champions.
On September 17, 1941, the greatest Cardinal of all time made his major-league debut.
With less than two weeks remaining in the 2011 season, every game was crucial as the Cardinals sought to catch the Braves in the National League wild-card race.
Steve Carlton didn’t realize he was closing in on the single-game strikeout record until he looked up after eight innings and saw the number 16 flash across the scoreboard.
In seven innings against a Houston Astros lineup led by Craig Biggio, Lance Berkman, and Carlos Lee, Wainwright scattered five hits and three walks, allowing just one run while striking out four in a 4-2 Cardinals win.
On September 14, 1961, all-star Cardinals third baseman Ken Boyer became the first player in major league history to complete the cycle with a walk-off home run.
In 1974, injuries to both his hands may actually have helped Lou Brock break Maury Wills’ single-season stolen base record.
For the first time since the Whitey Herzog days of the 1980s, the Cardinals were in the thick of a pennant race. So it was fitting that two stars of the 1980s, Ozzie Smith and Willie McGee, led the Cardinals to an extra-inning victory over the Astros on September 2, 1996.
Lou Brock was never one to slow down, so it’s no surprise that he tied and passed Ty Cobb‘s career stolen base total on the same day.
Heading into the 1981 season, if someone suggested that the Cardinals would have the greatest shortstop of the decade, fans everywhere would assume they were referring to Garry Templeton, one of the most talented infielders in the National League.