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  • 05/04/19--05:53: Flooded with Runs
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    The Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 13-1 in a five-hour rain-delayed game to force a decisive Game Seven in the World Series. Rookie John Stuper pitched a complete game, allowing only four hits.

    (Sports) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/04/19--06:02: Forsch Strikes Again
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    Bob Forsch no-hit the Montreal Expos 3-0 and became the first Cardinals pitcher to throw two no-hitters. Forsch was the only Cardinals pitcher to throw a no-hitter in Busch Stadium (1966-2005).

    (Sports) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/04/19--06:08: NL Pennant
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    Jack Clark blasted a 450 ft. three-run game-winning home run in Game Six at Los Angeles off Dodgers pitcher Tom Niedenfuer to win the National League pennant. Clark said, "I knew it was going to be a home run. That was for my teammates."

    (Sports) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/04/19--06:12: Laga's Legacy
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    In a game against the New York Mets, Cardinals player Mike Laga hit the only ball to leave Busch Stadium (1966-2005). The left-hander crushed a foul ball that sailed through an arch approximately two-thirds of the way down the first base line.

    (Sports) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/04/19--06:16: Seat Cushions Galore
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    Tom Herr hit a 10th-inning walk-off grand slam, the first of his career to beat the New York Mets on Seat Cushion Night as thousands of fans tossed their seat cushions into the air in jubilation.

    (Sports) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/04/19--06:19: Three Million
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    For the first time in team history, the Cardinals exceeded 3 million in attendance for the 1987 regular season, becoming just the third club in Major League Baseball history to reach that milestone.

    (Sports) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/04/19--06:22: NL Pennant
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    The Cardinals shut out the San Francisco Giants 6-0 in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series to advance to their third World Series in six years.

    (Sports) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/04/19--06:27: Home Run for Lawless
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    Down two games to one in the World Series, utility infielder Tom Lawless broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning of Game Four when he smashed a three-run homer. The round tripper was just the second for Lawless at the Major League level.

    (Sports) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/04/19--06:31: The Secret Weapon
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    Utility infielder Jose Oquendo became the first position player to earn a pitching decision in 20 years in a 7-5, 19-inning loss to the Atlanta Braves. Oquendo went on to play all nine positions that year, earning the nickname "The Secret Weapon."

    (Hispanic Americans • Sports) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/04/19--06:35: Hard-Hittin' Whiten
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    In a game against the Cincinnati Reds, Mark Whiten became the first Cardinals player to hit four home runs in one game. Whiten also collected 12 runs batted in which tied Jim Bottomley's franchise record originally set in 1924.

    (African Americans • Sports) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/04/19--06:38: The Largest Crowd
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    The Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs, who were tied for fourth place in the National League East Division, played before 53,415 fans, the largest crowd ever for a regular-season game at Busch Stadium (1966-2005).

    (Sports) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/04/19--06:56: Like it Oughta Be
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    Busch Stadium (1966-2005) opened to celebrate its 30th anniversary with natural grass and a more traditional "ballpark green" color scheme. This ended the era of artificial turf, which was used from 1970-1996 to accommodate . . .

    (Horticulture & Forestry • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/04/19--07:00: Opening Day Slam
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    Mark McGwire hit the first-ever Opening Day grand slam home run in Cardinals history. Cardinals fans responded with overwhelming fans responded with overwhelming excitement as McGwire set the tone for the historic run race of 1998.

    (Sports) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/04/19--07:07: Big Shot for Big Mac
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    Mark McGwire hit the longest home run at Busch Stadium (1966-2005) a 545 ft. blast off the Marlins' Livan Hernandez. It was hit to dead center field and struck the St. Louis Post-Dispatch sign, which was marked with a large . . .

    (African Americans • Hispanic Americans • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/04/19--07:10: Three at Home
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    Mark McGwire hit three home runs in one game against the Arizona Diamondbacks to become the only Cardinals player to do so at Busch Stadium (1966-2005).

    (Sports) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/04/19--07:14: McGwire Tops Maris
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    Mark McGwire broke Roger Maris' single-season home run record with his 62nd homer vs. the Chicago Cubs. The game was halted for 11 minutes while McGwire jumped into the seats to salute to the family of Roger Maris, whose . . .

    (Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/04/19--07:22: 70 for McGwire
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    Mark McGwire finished a historic season by hitting his record-setting 70th home run. The race for the record between McGwire and Sammy Sosa (66 HR) of the Chicago Cubs brought many fans back to baseball after the 1994 players strike.

    (Hispanic Americans • Sports) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/04/19--07:27: Double Grand Slam
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    Fernando Tatis became the first player in Major League Baseball history to hit two grand slams in one inning. He hit both shots off Chan Ho Park of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    (Sports) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/04/19--07:31: 500 Home Runs
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    Mark McGwire blasted his 500th career home off Andy Ashby of the San Diego Padres. The Cardinals presented McGwire with a small statue to mark the occasion in a ceremony at home following the game.

    (Sports) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/04/19--08:06: "For America"
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    Jack Buck welcomed back baseball after the interruption caused by the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks with a recitation of his original poem "For America."

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Communications • Sports) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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