Sunday, July 14, 2013

July 14, 1964: Skinner comes through in a pinch

On July 14, 1964, the Cardinals found themselves trailing the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 after 7 innings before the team rallied with two runs in the eighth, then four more in the bottom of the ninth giving the team an 8-7 comeback victory. With the team down by one with two on and two out in the bottom of the ninth Johnny Keane sent Bob Skinner to the dish to pinch hit for Julian Javier, it turned out to be a great call by the Cardinals skipper as Skinner came through with a two rbi single that capped off the 4 run ninth and secured the fifth victory in a row for the Cards. Skinner spent the last 3 years of his career with the Cardinals, primarily a pinch hitter he delivered two hits off the bench in the '64 World Series.

Read the AP story here:

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