Originally posted on The Cardinal Nation blog  |  Last updated 7/21/13
On Saturday night, Brock Peterson became the oldest St. Louis Cardinal to collect an RBI in his first MLB at-bat since at least 1935. The St. Louis Cardinals purchased the contract of first baseman Brock Peterson from Triple-A Memphis on Saturday. In a most inspirational story, Peterson toiled for 11 years to finally reach the majors. The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder began his professional career in 2003 after being drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 49th round. Peterson signed a minor league deal with the Cardinals last August after almost two seasons with Bridgeport of the independent Atlantic League. In 93 games at Memphis this season, Peterson was batting .306 with a Pacific Coast League-leading 22 home runs. The right-handed hitter was fourth in the PCL with 66 RBI and second in slugging at .564 and OPS at .946. He was recognized as a 2013 Triple-A All-Star. On Saturday evening, at 29 years, 243 days old, Peterson became the 10th player to make his MLB debut with the 2013 Cardinal...
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