An all-time black Kansas City Royals lineup.
Only four Cardinals players have collected three hits in their major league debut. This is the story of one of them.
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.
No one wanted to see the St. Louis Cardinals start their season by dropping consecutive series to the San Diego Padres and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
History will show that the Cardinals won the 1987 National League Championship series in seven games. What the books don’t say is that early in the third game of the series, Cardinals fans doubted that the series would even return to St. Louis. Horribly out-gunned, one veteran player rose up and took control of the game, and the series. On October 9, 1987, the day Jeffrey Leonard’s “One Flap” got knocked down.
October 20, 1985: The Cardinals defeated the Royals 4-2 in Game 2 of the 1985 World Series
A look into the 1985 Cardinals reveals a turn around that few people recognize as the real turning point.