HOVG REWIND: July 22, 2016

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY courtesy of National Pastime 1923 – Senators legend Walter Johnson fans Stan Coveleski to become the first pitcher in major league history to strike out 3,000 batters. The milestone will not be reached again until Bob Gibson accomplishes the feat in 1974. 1986 – Due to a series of maneuvers by Mets’ manager Davey Johnson and the late-game ejections...
Via Hall of Very Good
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cards' offense sizzles in 10-2 rout of Padres; Leake matches a Gibson milestone

ST. LOUIS -- Mike Leake had his second straight double-digit strikeouts game with no walks, joining Bob Gibson as the only Cardinals to accomplish the feat, and St. Louis beat the San Diego Padres 10-2 on Monday night.Leake (7-7) struck out a season-best 11, one shy of his career high, and allowed one run and six hits in six innings. He fanned 10 over seven innings in a victory at...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Fulmer chases Gibson, deGrom seeks win streak

A look at what's happening all around the majors on Wednesday: --- CHASING BOB Michael Fulmer (8-2, 2.17) tries to extend his historic run when Detroit faces Cleveland. The rookie right-hander is the first Tiger since at least 1913 to allow one run or fewer in eight straight starts. Only one pitcher has done better in the majors since 1913 - Bob Gibson had 11 consecutive such...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every MLB pitcher who has recorded 10 or more shutouts in a single season

20 MLB pitchers have recorded 10 or more shutouts in a single season. How many of them can you name? Clue: Number of shutouts (Year) Note: Two pitchers have accomplished this feat twice in their careers
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the nine St. Louis Cardinals that have thrown no-hitters

A St. Louis Cardinals pitcher has thrown a no-hitter ten times in MLB history (and one pitcher has thrown two). Can you name them all? Clue given is the year the no-hitter was thrown.
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: Aug. 6

By Brandon Warne It’s an extremely lean day pitching-wise across the MLB slate, but we dug in to find some aces for you to keep an eye on. Check ’em out: Warm-Up Tosses Here’s a look at today’s “aces in isolation:” Michael Wacha (opposed by Cincinnati’s Michael Lorenzen), Zack Greinke (Philadelphia’s David Buchanan), and Joe Ross (Arizona’s Jeremy Hellickson...
Via The Sports Post
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Lynn Joins Gibson, Dean in First-Half Win Success

Lance Lynn has his detractors, but they have been a lot quieter this season as the right-hander continues to rack up wins for the St. Louis Cardinals. On Wednesday night, the 27-year-old defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates, winning his 10th game of the season in 19 starts and lowering his ERA to 3.14. (Lynn also has six losses and three no-decisions.) The Indiana native joined Adam Wainwright...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Evening With Bob Gibson’: A Cardinals Cash Grab?

Moments ago, an e-mail came through to the Cards Diaspora inbox with the subject: “An Evening With Bob Gibson”. Gibby? One of the all time greats? We’d like to have an evening with Bob Gibson. Turns out it wasn’t some super-awesome thank you from the Cardinals for our years of hard blogging. But instead an opportunity to spend a few hundred dollars at Busch Stadium when baseball...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Busch Stadium Events To Host Back-To-Back Evenings With Bob Gibson

Events to be held on July 16th & 17th at Busch Stadium with the Cardinals Hall of Fame Pitcher                 ST. LOUIS, MO (June 17, 2014) – Busch Stadium Events will be hosting back-to-back “Once in a Lifetime” events with St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson on Wednesday, July 16th and Thursday, July 17th at Busch Stadium. Wednesday night’s...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals celebrate 50th anniversary of 1964 championship

ST. LOUIS -- Lou Brock remembered September 1964 as a time when the St. Louis Cardinals began a salary drive. That's also when they started their path to the World Series championship. Brock and Game 7 winner Bob Gibson were among members of the team that beat the Yankees who were honored Monday before St. Louis opened an interleague series against New York. A half-century ago,...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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