When Cardinals left lielder Matt Holliday lined a base hit in Wednesday night's game, he became the first National League player to safely get on base in his first 43 games of the season.
As soon as Holliday singled, the crowd at Busch Stadium honored him with a standing ovation, according to Cardinals.com.
The previous Cardinals record, which Holliday tied Tuesday, was 42 games...
Many St. Louis Cardinals fans – at least those watching the game telecast Wednesday evening – are aware that left fielder Matt Holliday set a new Cardinals and National League record for consecutive games reaching base at the start of the season at 43.
Now that Holliday, 35, has passed Albert Pujols on that list, it is time to check where he stands on the team’s all-time...
Matt Holliday reached base for the 42nd straight game to start the season.
Only Albert Pujols has equaled that feat to start a season for the Cardinals. And he stands only 11 off the modern baseball record:
Games on base to start year (since 1914):
99 Jeter – 53
96 F. Thomas – 52
96 McGwire – 48
84 A. Davis – 47
23 Heilmann – 44
15 Holliday – 42
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St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday (7) follows through on an RBI single to center field against the New York Mets during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
The St. Louis Cardinals have the best record in baseball. If a team has the best record in anything it’s a pretty good bet that a lot of different...
Matt Holliday is in position to tie a franchise record as he faces an unfamiliar rising star from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
He and the St. Louis Cardinals will get their first look at Diamondbacks rookie Archie Bradley in the middle game of this series Tuesday night at Busch Stadium.
Holliday has reached base in his first 41 games to move within one of Albert Pujols' club record...
CLEVELAND -- St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday has left a game against Cleveland after he was hit by a pitch from Corey Kluber.
Holliday, the third batter in Wednesday's game, was hit on the left elbow by a 94-mph fastball. He backed away from the plate after being hit, removed his helmet and fell to one knee in pain.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and a trainer checked...
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When St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday drew a free pass in the 11th inning Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, it kept the 35-year-old’s season-opening on-base streak intact at 23 games.
Holliday’s streak has reached the top 15 for the club all-time. It is the longest for a Cardinal since Albert Pujols was on base during his first 28 games in 2009.
With an on...
The St. Louis Cardinals opened the season with a win on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball two weeks ago, and added another victory on the national telecast this Sunday. With their work in between, the Cards sit atop the NL Central after two weeks of baseball.
Their 8-3 record would indicate that there’s not much to scrutinize with the team at this time; however, there is still one...
A player can become a poster child of sorts for his club’s offense. Edwin Encarnacion notwithstanding, I think of Jose Bautista and his pull power when I think of the Blue Jays. Mark Trumbo’s free-swinging ways embody the Diamondbacks, at least for me. Ben Zobrist hasn’t even played a game for the A’s yet, and […]
A couple of months ago I examined the value of Matt Holliday and pinpointed seven reasons why he is still money and the Cards investment is still strong as Holliday enters his sixth full season with the team. I suddenly felt the need to take a deeper dive. Holliday is the name many Cardinal fans love to overanalyze or criticize. They either attack his defense(nothing to brag about...