Thursday, September 5, 2013

September 5, 1935: Terry Moore Goes 6 for 6 Against the Braves In St. Louie

On September 5, 1935, Cardinals rookie Terry Moore went 6 for 6 in a 15-3 beatdown of the Boston Braves at Sportsman's Park. To date, Moore and Jim Bottomley are the only two players in the history of the Cardinals organization to pick up 6 hits in a ballgame. Bottomley did it twice, he first accomplished the feat in 1924 then again 1931 before he was joined by Moore in 1935.  While Moore just missed being a part of the World Series winning Gashouse Gang of '34, he had a very bright future with the Redbirds as he developed into one of the best center fielders in the history of the organization. He was a key member of the World Series Championship squads of  '42 and '46 as he not only held his own at the plate, but he played what would be considered Gold Glove defense in center, if the award existed he would have undoubtedly had a shelf full of them.

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