September 12 in Cardinals History

This Date in Cardinals History

 

1998–  Cubs’ slugger Sammy Sosa becomes the fourth major leaguer to hit 60 home runs in a season when he blasts a seventh-inning three-run shot off Milwaukee’s Valerio de los Santos in a 15-12 victorious slugfest at Wrigley Field. The Chicago right-fielder joins Babe Ruth (1927 Yankees), Roger Maris (1961 Yankees), and Mark McGwire (1998 Cardinals) in reaching one of baseball’s most cherished milestones.

 

Birthdays

Floyd Wicker 1934

Mark Johnson 1975

Debuts

Howie Krist 1937

Al Lopatha 1945

Lee Tate 1958

John Denny 1974

Doug Capilla 1976

Al Olmstead 1980

Jim Adduci 1983

Pat Perry 1985

Mark Little 1998