Thursday, April 24, 2014

April 24, 1982: 12 Straight Wins For The Birds

     On April 24, 1982, the Cardinals rattled off their twelfth consecutive win with a 7-4 victory over the Phillies in Philadelphia. Much to the dismay of Cardinal Nation, the streak came to an end the next day with former Redbird and future Hall of Famer Steve Carlton leading Philadelphia to an 8-4 victory. The 12 game winning streak fell just two short of the franchise record of 14 that had been set by Dizzy Dean and the Gashouse Gang in '34, but much like the Gashouse Gang, the '82 gang went onto win the World Series.

Check out the box score here:

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