Monday, June 10, 2013

June 10, 1890: Jack Stivetts Strikes Out 10 and Wins It With A Grand Slam

On June 10, 1890, two years before the club joined the National League and before the they were even known as the Cardinals, "Happy Jack" Stivetts struck out 10 batters and hit two home runs in a 9-8 Browns win over the Toledo Maumees. Stivetts' second jack was a walkoff grand slam with one out in the bottom of the ninth at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. The team joined the American Association in 1890 as the St. Louis Brown Stockings after one year they became known as the Browns which is what they were called until the 1899 season when they took on the name the Perfectos. 1900 was the first year the team would take on the Cardinals name and from there they would forever be known as the St. Louis Cardinals.

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