The Rise Of Joaquin Andujar

When asked who his favorite player was, Whitey Herzog answered without hesitation, Joaquin Andujar. The self-proclaimed “one mean Dominican” was temperamental, hot-headed and might say the craziest things in an interview. He also pitched some of the best baseball we’ve ever seen in St. Louis.

Cardinals’ Rookie Hurlers Of The Past: Dick Hughes

43 years ago, another Cardinals pitcher turned in an even more remarkable rookie season, finishing second in voting to Tom Seaver of the New York Mets. The story of Dick Hughes goes far beyond a 16-6 record with a 2.67 ERA over 222 innings. Forget that he had one of the best sliders in the game, and held right handed hitters to a .197 batting average. The real story of Dick Hughes is one of determination and refusing to quit, in spite of overwhelming odds against success.