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Cardinals Fan 'Rally Runner' Arrested on Jan. 6 Charges

Daniel Donnelly was easy to spot in Capitol riot footage

(Newser) - With his red outfit and red face paint, St. Louis Cardinals superfan Daniel Donnelly Jr. was a familiar sight as he jogged around Busch Stadium during games. He also stood out among Capitol rioters on Jan. 6, 2021, federal prosecutors say. Donnelly—who changed his legal name to his nickname...

Honored With Gold-Plated Bat, Pujols Hits 701

Retiring star is playing his final series at Busch Stadium

(Newser) - It had been a solid week since Albert Pujols had hit a home run. When the Cardinals returned home to St. Louis on Friday night, a pregame ceremony recognized that homer, his 700th, and the owners presented the star with a gold-plated bat to mark the milestone. In the fourth...

Hot Streak Puts Homer Milestone in Reach

Albert Pujols may hit 700th home run before retiring after all

(Newser) - Conventional baseball wisdom suggested Albert Pujols would end this season, his last, just short of 700 home runs—painfully shy of joining the group that numbers only Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, and Babe Ruth. That script is being rewritten, Bob Nightengale writes in USA Today . After hitting five home runs...

Fight Over Cap Blows Lid Off Cheating Suspicions
Fight Over Cap Blows
Lid Off Cheating Suspicions
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Fight Over Cap Blows Lid Off Cheating Suspicions

Umpire may have gotten ahead of MLB by ejecting manager and pitcher's hat

(Newser) - When Giovanny Gallegos jogged in from the bullpen to pitch during Wednesday's Cardinals-White Sox game, umpires noticed a dark spot on his cap. Crew chief Joe West, with the authority granted him by MLB rule 6.02(c)(7), asked for the cap to check for illegal substances, CBS reports. A...

Phillies Star Hit in Face by 96.9MPH Fastball

'Face is still there, so we're all good,' Bryce Harper says

(Newser) - Phillies star Bryce Harper said he feels fine after being hit in the face by a 96.9mph fastball Wednesday night, forcing him from Philadelphia's game against St. Louis. "Everything feels good," Harper said in a video he posted to Instagram. He said he got a CT...

Goodbye to One of Baseball's 'Most Uncompromising' Players

Hall of Famer Bob Gibson, powerhouse pitcher for St. Louis Cardinals, dies at 84

(Newser) - Hall of Famer Bob Gibson, the dominating St. Louis Cardinals pitcher who won a record seven consecutive World Series starts and set a modern standard for excellence when he finished the 1968 season with a 1.12 ERA, died Friday. He was 84. The Cardinals confirmed Gibson's death shortly...

Home Run Lands in an Amazing Spot
Home Run
Lands in an
Amazing Spot

Home Run Lands in an Amazing Spot

Cardinals outfielder hits painting sitting in the upper deck

(Newser) - Old-timey ballparks often had advertising signs in the outfield inviting players to take a shot at them, promising a free something as a reward. "Hit sign, win suit," hanging in right-center field of Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, was a famous one, Dutch Baseball Hangouts reports. There doesn't...

Radio Told Lou Brock of a World Beyond Jim Crow South

After hearing about Jackie Robinson, future Hall of Famer pursued his dream of baseball

(Newser) - Growing up in a family of Arkansas sharecroppers, Lou Brock first heard about other possibilities at age 9. Harry Caray was calling a game on KMOX between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Brooklyn Dodgers, the team Jackie Robinson—the first Black player in the major leagues—played for. The...

More Positive Tests, Another Series Called Off

As Cardinals quarantine, Jeter says Marlins 'let their guard down'

(Newser) - Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, causing Major League Baseball to postpone the team's four-game series at Detroit. The series was to have been played Tuesday through Thursday. "We know this is very real, and we know it moves quickly...

Team Sends 254-Foot Message
Team Sends 254-Foot Message

Team Sends 254-Foot Message

MLB agrees to allow showings of support for social justice throughout the league

(Newser) - The Red Sox have not always shown support for civil rights. Boston was the last MLB franchise to integrate, per Sports Illustrated —in 1959, 12 years after Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers. Just last month, the Red Sox apologized for racist attacks in Fenway Park against Black players...

They Wore Green T-Shirts to a Cardinals Game, Fatefully

It leads to a wild meeting

(Newser) - A heart recipient ran into his donor's family completely by chance at an MLB game—and it was all due to a bunch of T-shirts. CBS News reports that Savannah Chavez Roesch and family members went to the St. Louis Cardinals' "Transplant Awareness Day" on April 28, all...

Things Looked Dire for MLB Team. Then a Cat Showed Up

'Rally Cat' getting credit for dramatic St. Louis Cardinals victory

(Newser) - The Cardinals needed help. They got "Rally Cat"—and now baseball has a new hero and meme. explains: The St. Louis Cardinals trailed the Kansas City Royals 5-4 in the bottom of the sixth in a crucial playoff-race game Wednesday, but they had the bases loaded....

Report: Houston Astros Got Hacked—by Cardinals

FBI is investigating a very strange MLB scandal

(Newser) - The FBI and the Justice Department are delving into what's beginning to look like something of a Watergate for Major League Baseball: The New York Times reports today on an investigation into whether the Houston Astros got hacked—by none other than front-office officials from the St. Louis Cardinals....

Baseball's 'Rising Meteor' Dead in Crash at 22

Oscar Taveras, girlfriend suffer accident in Dominican Republic

(Newser) - High hopes for St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, 22, came to a tragic end yesterday when the rising slugger and his girlfriend were both killed in a car crash. The accident occurred on a Dominican Republic highway near Taveras' home, just weeks after he nailed a home run to...

3-Run Homer Sends Giants to World Series

They beat Cardinals 6-3 in Game 5

(Newser) - Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. These every-other-year Giants clinched the NL Championship Series in Game 5 and will now face the Royals in an...

Emotional Red Sox Fans Kiss Marathon Finish Line

Meanwhile, riots break out in New Hampshire, at UMass

(Newser) - Celebrations—and, occasionally, riots—broke out all over Red Sox Nation following last night's World Series win, the team's first at Fenway since 1918. But one gathering had particular poignancy: Many of the fans pouring out of Fenway made their way to the Boston Marathon finish line, bringing...

St. Louis Man Busted Over World Series Tweets

His last job was as a social media manager

(Newser) - A few years back, Bobby Metzinger's "social media expertise" landed him a job in the field; now, it's landed him in court. Metzinger, a 30-year-old former social media manager for a marketing company, is reportedly a St. Louis Cardinals fan. As the World Series kicked off, Metzinger...

Red Sox Win World Series
 Red Sox Win World Series 

Red Sox Win World Series

Beat Cardinals 6-1; first championship at home since 1918

(Newser) - David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox romped to their third World Series championship in 10 seasons, thumping October ace Michael Wacha and the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 last night in Game 6. Shane Victorino drove in four runs and John Lackey pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning as...

Red Sox Ticket Prices Are 5-Figure Crazy

Fans shelling out for chance to see championship clinched

(Newser) - Boston hasn't clinched a World Series at home in nearly a century, and that's translating into a big payday for those willing to sell tickets to tonight's Game Six. Consider that someone paid $24,000 on StubHub for two front-row tickets near home plate, reports ESPN . But...

Red Sox Take 3-2 Lead
 Red Sox Take 3-2 Lead 

Red Sox Take 3-2 Lead

They beat Cardinals 3-1 in Game 5

(Newser) - Jon Lester pitched the Boston Red Sox within a whisker of yet another World Series championship. He bested Adam Wainwright once again, journeyman David Ross hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning, and the Red Sox downed the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 last night to take a 3-2 Series...

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