Sunday, June 30, 2013

June 30, 1974: Bake McBride Walks Off In The 11th

On June 30, 1974, in the second game of a doubleheader at Shea Stadium in New York,  Bake McBride launched a two run bomb off of Tug McGraw in the 11th inning to propel the Cardinals to a 5-3 victory over the Mets. McBride sat out the first contest, but he still got to enjoy watching a Cardinals win from the bench as they won it 5-2 behind a Kenny Reitz dinger. McBride was in the midst of his rookie season that would end with him being named the National League Rookie of the Year, he was the first Redbird to win the award since Bill Virdon in 1955.

Here are the box scores for both games
Game 1:
Game 2:

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