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Today in History: First Baseman, Jose Oquendo Gets a Pitching Decision

On May 14, 1988, St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Jose Oquendo became the first non-pitching player to get a major league decision after being on the mound for the final four of a 19 inning 7-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves at home. Oquendo started playing at first in the ninth inning, replacing Ken Dayley and came in as as the eighth pitcher for the Cardinals in the 16th. He...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

McNeal: Don't blame Oquendo for Cards' 3-2 loss to the Mets

Don't blame third-base coach Jose Oquendo for the Cardinals' 3-2 loss to the Mets Wednesday night. Yes, his decision to send home Matt Carpenter backfired on the Cardinals. If Carpenter had stayed at third instead of being thrown out at home, there would have been only one out when Matt Holliday lofted a long fly to right. If Curtis Granderson then makes the catch in foul...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis coach Jose Oquendo: Third time not a charm

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December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Will Jose Oquendo get a shot at the Miami Marlins job?

St. Louis Cardinals fans adore the "Secret Weapon."  After a solid playing career in a Cardinals uniform, Jose Oquendo has been on the St. Louis Cardinals coaching staff since 1997.  Most of that time, Oquendo served as the Cardinals third base coach and as an understudy to future Hall of Fame and former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa. Oquendo has put in his time,...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Five names that could replace Bobby Valentine in Boston

There are a lot of names that are floating out there in regards to who will serve as the replacement for ex-Boston Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine. When we look at the field, there are five names that really make a lot of sense to us. Let’s check them out. Please Click Here To Read The Article
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October 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Cardinals 3B coach Oquendo ejected

Cardinals third base coach Jose Oquendo has been ejected for arguing balls and strikes in the sixth inning. Oquendo jogged down the line after plate umpire Lance Barnett called a pitch from the Pirates' James McDonald that appeared to be a borderline outside strike for a 2-2 count on Jon Jay on Friday night. Oquendo kicked dirt on the plate after getting tossed, then put himself...
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August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Cardinals third base coach Jose Oquendo has pneumonia

St. Louis Cardinals third base coach José Oquendo missed Monday's game with a case of pneumonia. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia) St. Louis Cardinals third base coach and former utility infielder Jose Oquendo has been a staple in a Cardinals uniform for parts of the past four decades as a player and as a coach. Cardinals fans have grown accustomed to him waving runners in to score...
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July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Oquendo is right where he belongs

If you are like me, you have watched the progression of Jose Oquendo over the last three decades. Acquired from the New York Mets while still just 21 years of age in 1985, the “Secret Weapon” was a fixture through a decade of play for St. Louis, including two pennants. After retiring from his middle infield duties at the tender age of 32, Oquendo remained with the organization...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Oquendo’s return good for Cardinals, maybe not for his managerial aspirations

Jose Oquendo, thought by many to be the heir-apparent to 16-year manager Tony La Russa, learned that was not the case when first-time coach Mike Matheny was named instead of him to succeed La Russa and become the 49th manager in the history of the St. Louis Cardinals. One of five candidates interviewed but not selected, Oquendo was faced with a major career decision this week as...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
November 17, 2011  |  Discuss

On St. Louis Cardinals number 11 on 11/11/11

At least 40 men have worn the number 11 on their St. Louis Cardinals uniform jersey since 1923. They include such notables as Specs Toporcer, Terry Moore, Pepper Martin, Howie Pollet, Ray Jablonski, Alvin Dark, Dick Schofield, Hector Cruz, Don Kessinger, Bernie Carbo and Glenn Brummer. The latter was proudly sporting the digits when he famously stole third base and then home on August...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
November 11, 2011  |  Discuss
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