Originally posted on The Cardinal Nation blog  |  Last updated 10/10/11
As baseball fans know, St. Louis Cardinals right-handed pitcher Chris Carpenter threw a three-hit, complete-game shutout at the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League Division Series Game 5 on Friday night. While it was one of the greatest individual performances in a pressure situation in the rich post-season history of the Cardinals franchise, was it the very best? With the help of researcher Tom Orf, I present the list of 11 Cardinals pitchers with 13 complete-game shutouts in the post-season. Bill Hallahan and Bob Gibson had two each. Player Date Series Gm# Opp Rslt App Dec IP H R 5 ER BB SO Jesse Haines 10/5/1926 WS 3 NYY W 4-0 SHO9 W 9 5 0 0 3 3 Bill Hallahan 10/4/1930 WS 3 PHA W 5-0 SHO9 W 9 7 0 0 5 6 Bill Hallahan 10/2/1931 WS 2 PHA W 2-0 SHO9 W 9 3 0 0 7 8 Dizzy Dean 10/9/1934 WS 7 DET W 11-0 SHO9 W 9 6 0 0 0 5 Ernie White 10/3/1942 WS 3 NYY W 2-0 SHO9 W 9 6 0 0 0 6 Mort Cooper 10/8/1944 WS 5 SLB W 2-0 SHO9 W 9 7 0 0 2 12 Harry Brecheen 10/7/1946 WS 2 BOS W 3-0 SHO9...
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