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Did You Know…

The first player in major league history to bat in an official major league game was Lou Brock.  Brock and the Cardinals were hosted in Montreal on April 14, 1969 in the Expos franchise opening game.  Brock hit lead-off for the Cardinals in that game.

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Did You Know…

In the amazing history of the St, Louis Cardinals, Albert Pujols holds the team record for most consecutive seasons with at least 30 home runs, 100 RBI, and a .300 batting average.  He accomplished this feat for ten consecutive seasons, 2001-2010.

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Did You Know….

Willie McGee was traded to the Oakland A’s in 1990, but he had already accumulated 542 plate appearances in the National League, enough for him to qualify for the National League batting crown. He left the Cardinals with a .335 batting average, which Los Angeles’ Eddie Murray (.330), the New York’s Dave Magadan (.328) were unable to catch.

Thus, Willie became the first player in Major League history to lead a lead in batting average, even though he played in the other league.