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Today in Cardinals History
July 17th

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1924 Cardinals' knuckleballer and future Hall of Famer Jesse Haines throws a no-hitter beating the Braves at Sportsman's Park, 5-0, to become the first post-1900 Redbird hurler to accomplish the feat. It will be 54 years before another no-hit game is thrown in St. Louis, a span that will end in 1978 when Bob Forsch holds the Phillies hitless at Busch Stadium.
1974 Cardinals right-hander Bob Gibson becomes the second pitcher in major league history to record 3000 career strikeouts when he fans Cesar Geronimo of the Reds. In 1923, Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators became the first major leaguer to reach the milestone.
2000 On the first pitch he ever sees in the major leagues, Chris Richard homers, helping the Cardinals defeat the Twins, 8-3. It is only the fourth time in franchise history the feat has been accomplished.

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