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September 23rd

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1930 In a slugfest played at Philadelphia's Baker Bowl, the Cardinals set a franchise record, collecting 26 hits in a 19-16 victory over the Phillies. It will be another seventy-eight years before the Redbirds have an equal amount of hits in a game.
1969 Exactly one year after their manager suffered a heart attack in the dugout during a game against Atlanta, the Mets give Gil Hodges a reason to breathe a bit easier when the team clinches a tie for the NL East flag by beating the Cardinals, 3-2, on an 11th inning walk-off single stroked by Bud Harrelson off Bob Gibson. Prior to the Shea Stadium victory, Linton H. Bishop, Jr., the skipper's cardiologist, had sent him a telegram that read, "Happy to see you're No. 1. Hope your team does as well as your heart."
1979 In a ten-inning 7-4 Cardinal victory over New York, Lou Brock steals his 938th and final base to surpass Billy Hamilton's mark established last century. In 1977, the St. Louis outfielder broke Ty Cobb's modern major league record of 892 thefts.
1983 With a 6-2 win over the team which traded him, Phillies' southpaw Steve Carlton records his 300th victory, beating the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The Redbirds traded the future Hall of Fame left-hander to Philadelphia for Rick Wise.
2011 Starlin Castro collects his 200th hit on with a lead-off single off Chris Carpenter in the team’s 5-1 victory over the Cardinals to become only the 10th player to accomplish the feat before the age of 22 years-old and the youngest Cub in franchise history to do so in a single season. Chicago’s 21-year-old shortstop, en route to finishing the season with a league-leading 207, reaches the milestone being two years younger than Billy Herman (1932) and Augie Galan (1935), who were both 23 at the time.

5 Fact(s) Found