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Why Cardinals traded pitching ace Mort Cooper

Convinced he had the leverage to demand a more lucrative contract, Cardinals ace Mort Cooper played hardball with Sam Breadon. The club owner responded by trading Cooper rather than negotiating with him. 952 more words

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An amazing performance by Dazzy Vance vs. Cardinals

Combining an effective hitting stroke with a strikeout pitch that dazzled a lineup stacked with fellow future Hall of Famers Rogers Hornsby, Jim Bottomley and Chick Hafey, Dazzy Vance gave one of the best individual performances all-time against the Cardinals. 705 more words

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The 10 Hardest-Throwing Pitchers in the MLB

No. 10 Jake Diekman
– Average speed – 96.5 mph
– Percentage of fastballs thrown – 70%
– Strikeouts per 9 innings – 7.4
Diekman loves to try and get hitter to chase sliders down in the zone, but that tendency can occasionally get him into trouble with walks. 525 more words

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Brave-ing Through It With Julio Teheran and Alex Wood

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Last year, the Braves had two young and talented pitchers really take some big steps forward to each have breakout seasons, Julio Teheran… 1,057 more words

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Top 5 Options for Cardinals Starting Pitcher

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) –There has been talk around Cardinal Nation saying that John Mozeliak should go out and trade for a starting pitcher to fill Adam Wainwright’s role. 527 more words

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How Miguel Socolovich is like Troy Percival for Cardinals

In one weekend, Troy Percival went from being perceived as a risk to being viewed as a valuable reliever for the Cardinals.

Percival earned wins in his first two appearances for the Cardinals in 2007. 647 more words

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Shelby Miller and Jake Odorizzi, CUT It Out!

The cutter, also known as a cut fastball, is a pitch that is a hybrid between a slider and a fastball.  It is a power pitch that offers a late sharp break when approaching home plate.   1,585 more words

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