Preserving the Rich History of the St. Louis Cardinals
Monday, July 22, 2013
July 22, 1913: Sallee Steals Home
On July 22, 1913, Slim Sallee stole home and pitched a complete game in a 3-1 win over the Dodgers in Brooklyn. To this day no other Cardinal pitcher has stolen home plate. Sallee was a bright spot for the Cardinals in the 1913 season, he won 19 games for the club that would only record 51 wins on the year.
Slim Sallee was a pretty interesting guy. Several times during his career he would go missing for days at a time. One of those times they found out he was serving as a deckhand on a boat that traveled between St. Louis and Memphis. Read more about him here: http://sabr.org/bioproj/person/f5ef8e5d