Saturday, June 1, 2013

June 1, 1969: Vic Davalillo Hits a 3 Run Shot In His First At Bat in a Cardinals Uniform

On June 1, 1969, Vic Davalillo hit a 3 run home run in his first at bat in a Cardinals uniform.  Davalillo stepped to the dish as a pinch hitter in the 7th and took Gerry Arrigo deep, his shot capped off a 5 run inning and helped the Cards to an eventual 11-3 victory over the Reds at Busch. The Cardinals sent pitcher Jim Hicks to the Angels for Davalillo just a couple of days before he stepped to the plate with the Birds on the Bat on his chest. In his two seasons in St. Louis, Davalillo frequently got the job done as a pinch hitter, he also played all three outfield positions and even pitched in a couple of games.

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