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Five Fun Facts About The St. Louis Cardinals

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on September 30, 2013

St. Louis is a great city with some very knowledgeable baseball fans. Those fans are lucky too because they have one of the best franchises in all of baseball there, the St. Louis Cardinals. Here is a look at five fun facts about this great organization.

Three Good Youngsters

Three Cardinals were named to the Topps All-Star Rookie Team during the 1970s: Dwain Anderson in 1972, Bake McBride in 1974, and Garry Templeton in 1976.

There Had To Be A First

The first player ever drafted by the Cardinals to go on and hit more than 100 career home runs in the majors was catcher Ted Simmons.

“I’ll Stick To The Base Paths.”

The most home runs that superstar base stealer Vince Coleman ever hit in one season were the six he put up in 1990. This was also his last season as a member of the Cardinals.

He Couldn’t Even Drive Or Vote!

Longtime MLB catcher and future baseball announcer Tim McCarver made his Major League Baseball debut with the Cardinals in 1959. At the age of 17 years old he popped out as a pinch hitter and made the final out in a 7-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves.

Why Did We Trade Him Again?

The first player to hit a home run off of reliever Bruce Sutter after he joined the Cardinals was Leon Durham of the Cubs. Not long before, Durham had been a member of the Cardinals and was part of the trade that sent him to the Cubs in exchange for Sutter.

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