Found May 19, 2012 on The Cardinal Nation blog:
Those who stayed up late on Friday night witnessed a most disappointing loss by the St. Louis Cardinals. A combination of intentional and unintentional walks by the Cards and Fernando Salas resulted in a walk-off win by the Los Angeles Dodgers. It is bad enough to lose a game in walk-off fashion, but for it to occur as the result of a base-on-balls has to be the worst of the worst. I asked researcher Tom Orf how often this has occurred, both for and against St. Louis. It is a fairly rare occurrence. Specifically, a game-ending free pass was issued by Cardinals pitching 21 times in the last 60 years. Almost half – 10 of the 21 – occurred in extra innings. At least three were rain-shortened games, which could be eliminated from consideration. Among the 19 Cardinals pitchers to share this unfortunate event are current team television commentators Al Hrabosky and Ricky Horton. Nelson Briles did it two times, including a wild pitch walk with a runner on third that ended a 1967 contest. ...
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