Juan Encarnacion

August 31, 2007: Juan Encarnacion suffers career-ending eye injury

Less than a year after celebrating the 2006 World Series championship with his teammates, Juan Encarnacion’s career was cut short when he was struck by a foul ball while standing in the on-deck circle awaiting his opportunity to pinch-hit. By the time he came to the Cardinals, Encarnacion was a veteran outfielder who already had …

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May 24, 2006: Adam Wainwright homers in his first big-league at-bat

When defending Cy Young Award winner Chris Carpenter was scratched from his May 24 start against the Giants with inflammation of a bursa sac located between his right shoulder and rib cage, the 2006 Cardinals pitching staff was dealt a blow. In Carpenter’s place, the St. Louis pitching staff started dealing some blows of its …

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