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Bill Conlin: Kendrick prank brings to mind another from Phillies of long ago: JOE TORRE slapped a bases-loaded, two-out single to right in the bottom of the ninth. Lou Brock jogged home from third with the run that beat the Phillies, 5-4.
Shannon is saluted: Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon was saluted before Sunday night's game for his 50 years in the Cardinals organization. Hall of Famers Red Schoendienst, Bob Gibson, Lou Brock and Ozzie Smith, Cardinals managers past and present Whitey Herzog and Tony La Russa and Cardinals relief ace Jason Isringhausen participated in the ceremony. The ceremony also featured video tributes from Hall of Famers Stan Musial and Willie Mays.
Brock goes to bat: Lou Brock and his wife, Jackie, attended the presentation of Lou Brock Field in Murphy Park on Tuesday. Several hundred children are already in a Redbird Rookie program in the neighborhood, and several dozen played in a game after Brock told them how baseball can be a "bridge in this community." "We need a feeder program (for African-American kids interested in playing baseball)," Brock said. "This is a beginning. ... Look, this is not just a ballpark, this is a centerpiece of a neighborhood."
Baseball: Mets trip Cardinals in opener: ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals' World Series celebration lasted until the game started. Then it was the Mets' turn. Tom Glavine got his 291st victory and Carlos Delgado put the Mets ahead early with a two-run double off Chris Carpenter, leading New York to a 6-1 victory Sunday night in the major league season opener. Paul Lo Duca drove in three runs for the Mets, who lost to St. Louis in Game 7 of last year's NL Championship Series. The Cardinals went on to beat Detroit in five games for their first Series title since 1982. Hall of Famers Stan Musial, Bob Gibson and Lou Brock were on h
Notes: Players thrilled to meet Brock: Hall of Famer Lou Brock, co-author of a soon-to-be-released book,"The Pitch,"which chronicles the lasting impact of Johnny Sain's first pitch to Jackie Robinson on April 15, 1947, was in Bradenton on Tuesday to interview Ryan Howard for the book.
Major League report: Great Cardinal trades: The late Bing Devine would have made his mark in baseball with his balance of acumen, fortitude and grace even without the Lou Brock trade.
Former Cardinals GM Bing Devine dies at age 90: Bing Devine, the St. Louis Cardinals general manager who helped build teams that won three NL pennants and two World Series in the 1960s, died Saturday. He was 90.
Vaughan P. "Bing" Devine, was general manager of the Cardinals from 1957 to 1964 and again in 1967-68, and helped acquire Hall of Fame players Bob Gibson and Lou Brock. The Brock trade with the Cubs is considered one of the most lopsided deals in major league history.
Former Cardinals GM Devine dies at 90 (AP):
St. Louis Cardinals general manager Bing Devine, right, and lead off hitter Lou Brock hold a baseball bat after Brock signed his 1968 contract with a substantial raise on this Jan. 5, 1968 file photo in St. Louis. Devine, the St. Louis Cardinals general manager who helped build teams that won three NL pennants and two World Series in the 1960s, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007. He was 90. Devine, who had been ill since Christmas, died at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, said his widow, Mary Devine. (AP Photo)" align="left" border="0">
Bing Devine, the St. Louis general manager who helped build Cardinals teams that won three National League pennants and two World Series in the 1960s, died Saturday. He was 90. Devine died at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, said his widow, Mary Devine. He had been ill since Christmas, she said. "He had surgery, bless his heart," Mary Devine said.
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