As news of Nelson Liriano’s no hitter hits the Fox Sports Midwest broadcast, the discussion quickly turns to no-hitters involving the Cardinals. Rick Horton came oh so close in his rookie season.
Injuries were a big part of the Cardinals 2010 season. Losing Brad Penny, Kyle Lohse and David Freese eventually caught up with the Cardinals late in the season. While devastating to the current Redbirds, it was nothing like what the 1987 Cardinals faced. But every time one of those Cardinals went down, there was another one to take their place. These super-subs helped carry the Cardinals to the National League Pennant, and somehow to within 15 outs of a World Series Title. This is the story of the resilience of the 1987 Cardinals.
October 20, 1985: The Cardinals defeated the Royals 4-2 in Game 2 of the 1985 World Series