Sunday, May 25, 2014

May 25, 1924: Eddie Dyer's Pitching Arm, and His Bat Lead The Birds To Victory

     On May 25, 1924, hurler Eddie Dyer helped the Cardinals to a 5-4 ten-inning victory over the Phillies in at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Dyer did more than just pitch an extra inning complete game for the Birds, he also helped lead the club to victory with his bat. Down 4-1 in the sixth, the Birds came through with two singles, and a double, before Dyer stepped to the dish and rapped a game tying RBI triple. The hurler came through again in the tenth with a walk off single that sealed the win in the history books for the Birds.

     Dyer had a brief career on the mound for the Birds, going 15-15 over the course of  four seasons. His best season came during that '24 campaign, when he went 8-11. He was a member of the Championship club, although he pitched in just six games. However, he did claim a win during those six games for the team who won the National League Pennant by a two game margin. After being tabbed a player/manager in for a minor league affiliate of the Cardinals organization, another career began for Dyer. By 1933, he turned his full attention to managing, and by 1946 he celebrated a World Series Championship as a Cardinals skipper.

If you would like to know more about the path that Eddie Dyer traveled in baseball give this a read: It was a very interesting career.

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