Thursday, May 15, 2014

May 14, 1965: Groat Triples, Groat Scores, Cards Win

     On May 14, 1965, Dick Groat led a Cardinals comeback in the ninth at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh with an RBI triple that tied the game at 7-7, before Bill White knocked him in with a single to give the Cardinals an 8-7 edge. The former Pirate went 2 for 3 in the contest, and knocked in three of the Cardinal's runs. The win marked the 14th straight victory for the Cardinals while facing the Pirates, and it was a streak that would extend to 17 games before the Buccos finally claimed a W. Groat had called Pittsburgh home for the first nine years of his career, before a trade put the Birds on the Bat across his chest. He was a key piece of the '64 Championship club, and while his time in St. Louis lasted just three seasons Groat provided his fair share of exciting moments with the Cardinals uniform on, which included this spectacular performance at his old stomping grounds in Pittsburgh.

Check out the box score here:

Here is link to a piece I wrote about the trade that brought Groat to St. Louis:

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