Oscar Taveras

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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Jason Heyward

Cardinals trade for Jason Heyward in wake of Oscar Taveras’s death

Just 22 days after outfielder Oscar Taveras passed away in an alcohol-related car accident in his native Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, the Cardinals traded away two young pitchers to obtain the player they hoped would take Taveras’s place as their right fielder of the future. On November 17, 2014, the Cardinals traded pitchers Shelby Miller

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