Friday, August 16, 2013

MLB Notebook: Matt Carpenter Sparks Cardinals' Offense

On June 13, 1918, the Cardinals and Phillies played 19 innings, with the combatants ultimately settling for a tie. The inability to come to an earlier conclusion did, however, give Cards leadoff hitter Cliff Heathcote plenty of opportunities to come to bat. And in a total of nine official trips to the plate, Heathcote managed to collect a single, a double, a triple and a home run, giving him the cycle.

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