Sunday, June 23, 2013

June 23, 1953: The Cards Take Down The Giants

On June 23, 1953, the Cardinals started the game off with a bang as they scored 7 runs in the first inning of a contest against the New York Giants at Busch. The monster inning was capped off by a home run off the bat of the Cardinals starting pitcher Harvey Haddix. After Haddix gave up a 3 run shot in the top of the fourth, the Cardinals tacked on 7 more runs in the bottom half of the inning which was led by a Del Rice grand slam. The Giants gave it hell as they rocked Haddix for 5 more runs in the fifth but it was all they had left in them. The Cards tacked on another run in the seventh to put them up 15-8, with Haddix still pitching they held onto the lead and he picked up the win with a complete game.

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