On July 4, 1963, José Oquendo took his first breath on this earth. At the age of nineteen he made his MLB debut with the New York Mets. Thirteen years later, as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals, he played in his final baseball game. Now at fifty-five years old, the Secret Weapon has still got it, in the midst of his seventeenth season as a Cardinals coach.
Today is the day after José Oquendo’s birthday. Let’s celebrate with some Oquendo highlights!
what else is going on in baseball...
Relievers who may be traded before deadline | MLB.com
Righetti's 4th of July no-hitter | 07/04/1983 | MLB.com
Has Ditching the Sinker Worked for Pitchers? | FanGraphs Baseball
We Can’t Not Talk About the Royals | FanGraphs Baseball
The MLB Landscape of Negative WAR | FanGraphs Baseball
Angels activate Shohei Ohtani from the disabled list | SBNation.com
Shane Victorino to retire as a Phillie, plans to sign a one-day contract | SBNation.com
Tim Tebow gave up a triple after a fly ball donked him on the noggin | SBNation.com
On The Origins, History, And Usage Of "Ass In The Jackpot" | Deadspin
The Twins turned a wacky double play | MLB.com
Sandy Leon swung at a pitch between his legs | MLB.com
Yasiel Puig throws a strike from deep in the right-field corner | MLB.com
what the cardinals are up to...
Cardinals Rise in Phoenix 7.4.18 | Viva El Birdos
Checking the Cardinals at the 4th of July: Likes, Dislikes, Surprises, Disappointments | 101Sports.com
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
the san francisco giants
The next generation of the St. Louis Cardinals has arrived, and they’re all good | McCovey Chronicles
the nl central
Scouting the Reds’ Return for Dylan Floro | FanGraphs Baseball
Cubs Javy Baez: Stealing home is sexy | SBNation.com
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