Friday, August 9, 2013

August 9, 1958: Flood's Big Blast Wins It For The Cards In 10th

On August 9, 1958, Curt Flood's tenth inning solo shot led the Cardinals to a 3-2 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago. It was the eighth home run of the year for the 20 year old Cardinals rookie and his second game winning home run of the season. Flood finished his rookie campaign with 10 bombs along with a .261 average. While he was best known for his defensive abilities, Flood parked 85 balls over the wall in his career. His first homer came with the Reds in 1957, his next 84 came with the Birds on the Bat across his chest, 7 of those 84 came at Wrigley Field.

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