Herr's toughest decision in his first game with his old rivals came after he had surprised himself by swatting the ball over the right-field fence. No, not the throw home that saved his first game as a Met, although that was instinctive, too. Louis Cardinal Ozzie Smith reacts to the crowd and his teammates after hitting a game-winning home run in the ninth inning to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2. The Cardinals took the edge in the National League Playoffs three games to two. 14, 1985---Ozzie Smith's home run in the bottom of the ninth inning beats the LA Dodgers 3-2 and gives the Cardinals a 3-2 lead in the NL Championship series. The catcher on both teams was Darrell Porter, who, for the most part, handled a Cardinals staff that had three pitchers combine for 60 victories — something that hadn’t happened to the club since 1935.Smith was mobbed by his teammates at the plate, and Jack Clark carried him off the field. And the staff had two pitchers who won 20 or more games (Joaquin Andujar and John Tudor both won 21) for the first time since Mort Cooper and Johnny Beasley in 1942. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH AP FILE PHOTO OCTOBER 14, 1985 -- St. It will be honored for its 30th anniversary at the St. Several of the players and Herzog also will participate in the Cardinals’ Winter Warm-Up from Saturday through Jan. Tom Herr was solid at second base, Ozzie Smith, fighting through a troublesome shoulder, was Hall-of-Fame caliber at shortstop and third baseman Terry Pendleton could range to his left so Smith could shade more up the middle. Clark was no Keith Hernandez, one of the 1982 stars, at first base but Herzog said, “I didn’t consider first base that big a defensive position.”Willie Mc Gee, who won the National League batting title and Most Valuable Player award in 1985, also was the center fielder in 1982. His 1982 club won the World Series but he said this weekend he considered his best Cardinals team his 1985 club. Louis Grand Hotel (for tickets, go to stlouisbbwaa.com). From an inside-baseball perspective, Herzog said the 101-win team in 1985 was that good because of its excellent overall defense.If you want to request an autograph, follow the guidelines bellow.
Paul Molitor is the most recent AL and MLB player to drive in 100 or more runs in a season while hitting fewer than 10 home runs (9 home runs, 113 RBI in 1996).
Early in the 1988 season he was traded to the Twins for Tom Brunansky.
In a 13-season career, he batted .271 with 28 home runs and 574 RBIs in 1514 games. He is perhaps best remembered for hitting a walk-off grand slam in extra innings against the New York Mets on April 18, 1987.
Thomas Mitchell Herr (born April 4, 1956) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played from 1979 to 1991 for the St.
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