Preserving the Rich History of the St. Louis Cardinals
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
May 6, 1977: Sparks Fly at Busch
On May 6, 1977, "The Mad Hungarian" combined with Pete Falcone in a three-hitter in a 4-1 win over the Houston Astros at Busch. Sparks flew in the bottom of the ninth when closer Al Hrabosky plunked Houston's Cesar Cedeno to lead off the bottom of the ninth. Cedeno charged the Cardinals hurler and the benches cleared. It took ten minutes for the dust to settle that ended with ejections of Houston's Joaquin Andujar, and St. Louis' Roger Freed, before Hrabosky earned the save.