Preserving the Rich History of the St. Louis Cardinals
Monday, June 9, 2014
June 9, 1963: McCarver Belts an Inside The Park Grand Slam
On June 9, 1963, after dropping the first game of a doubleheader to the Mets 8-7, the Cardinals bounce back with a 10-4 victory over the Mets at the Polo Grounds in New York. The bounce back winner was highlighted by an eighth inning inside the park grand slam off the bat of Tim McCarver that put the Birds up 10-2. The ball that McCarver hit looked to be a routine out to center until Ron Kanehl slipped and fell, which ended up with the ball going deep into the vast centerfield that the Polo Grounds held. An alert McCarver never did turn on the brakes until he was well past the dish.