Preserving the Rich History of the St. Louis Cardinals
Sunday, April 20, 2014
April 20, 1977: Simba Leads The Birds To Victory
On April 20, 1977, Ted Simmons drove in all four runs of a 4-2 Cardinals victory over the New York Mets at Busch Stadium. Simba hit a three run shot in the sixth, then added a ribbie with a single in the eighth. Simmons led the team in homeruns in '77 with 21. He was selected to the All Star game, carried a .318 average on the season, and finished 9th in MVP voting.
I have recently seen the voting for the Cardinals Hall of Fame, and I can tell you this: Simba is a no brainer. He not only belongs in the Cardinals Hall of Fame, he belongs in Cooperstown.