2010s

Shelby Miller

May 10, 2013: Shelby Miller allows a leadoff single, then retires the next 27 batters

A leadoff, broken-bat single by Eric Young Jr. proved to be the only flaw in an otherwise perfect game for 22-year-old right-hander Shelby Miller on May 10, 2013, as he retired 27 consecutive batters for a one-hit shutout and a 3-0 win over the Colorado Rockies. “It was a start I’ll remember the rest of

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Mike Matheny

Why the Cardinals fired Mike Matheny

One day after the Cardinals relieved manager Mike Matheny of his managerial duties on July 14, 2018, ace pitcher Adam Wainwright compared the shakeup to Albert Pujols’ decision to sign with the Angels after the 2011 season. “It was like an organizational transformational moment,” Wainwright said. “The wake-up call to the team arrived today.”[1] Matheny’s

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Oscar Taveras

May 31, 2014: Oscar Taveras homers in his major-league debut

Enjoy this post? Find similar stories listed by decade or by player. [1] Albert Chen, “Well-stocked Cardinals ready to make another run,” Sports Illustrated, March 27, 2013, https://www.si.com/mlb/2013/03/27/st-louis-cardinals-season-preview. [2] Jason Parks and Staff, “Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Top 101 Prospects,” Baseball Prospectus, January 27, 2014, https://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/article/22670/prospects-will-break-your-heart-top-101-prospects/. [3] Jennifer Langosch, “Taveras ranks third among top 100 prospects,” MLB.com, January

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