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Pujols: one-man home run band


By Tom Orf

Chris Duncan’s home run Tuesday night broke a streak as Albert Pujols had hit the last five St. Louis Cardinals home runs. There have only been three other streaks of five or more since 1954. (Pujols-2006-five, McGwire-1998-six, Allen-1970-six)

During the 55-year period, there have been 19 streaks of four or more. Pujols has the most with four, with three coming in 2006.

The shortest it took any player to get to four was two games by Lou Brock. After starting out 0-for-2 on 4-15-67, he singled to lead off the fifth of Don Sutton and singled in a run later in the inning as the Cardinals batted around, scoring six runs. He then hit a solo homer in the seventh and a three-run-homer in the eighth. The next day against Mike Cuellar, Brock led off the bottom of the first with a home run, singled in a run in the second and hit another solo shot in the bottom of the fourth.

The longest was Rex Hudler in 1990 going from August 25th to September 5th (12 days).

Cardinals Home Run Streak by One Player (1954-2009)

Yr# G# Date Batter Tm Opp Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI Play Des
62 1 6/11/2009 Albert Pujols STL @FLA Andrew Miller down 1 - 4 t 6 1 2
63 1 6/12/2009 Albert Pujols STL @CLE David Huff down 0 - 1 t 4 0 1
64 1 6/13/2009 Albert Pujols STL @CLE Tomokazu Ohka tied 0 - 0 t 4 1 1
65 2 6/13/2009 Albert Pujols STL @CLE Tomokazu Ohka tied 1 - 1 t 6 1 1
66 1 6/16/2009 Albert Pujols STL DET Ryan Perry ahead 9 - 1 b 6 0 1
118 2 8/1/2008 Ryan Ludwick STL PHI Cole Hamels ahead 4 - 0 b 5 2 1
119 3 8/1/2008 Ryan Ludwick STL PHI Ryan Madson ahead 5 - 3 b 8 0 1
120 1 8/2/2008 Ryan Ludwick STL PHI Joe Blanton down 0 - 2 b 7 0 1
121 1 8/3/2008 Ryan Ludwick STL PHI Brett Myers ahead 1 - 0 b 4 1 1
147 1 9/3/2006 Albert Pujols STL PIT Ian Snell tied 0 - 0 b 1 2 1
148 2 9/3/2006 Albert Pujols STL PIT Ian Snell ahead 1 - 0 b 3 1 2
149 3 9/3/2006 Albert Pujols STL PIT Ian Snell ahead 3 - 0 b 5 0 2
150 1 9/4/2006 Albert Pujols STL @WSN Ramon Ortiz down 0 - 4 t 9 2 1
151 1 9/5/2006 Albert Pujols STL @WSN Pedro Astacio tied 0 - 0 t 1 2 1
41 2 5/13/2006 Albert Pujols STL ARI Claudio Vargas ahead 4 - 1 b 2 1 1
42 1 5/19/2006 Albert Pujols STL @KCR Mark Redman down 0 - 5 t 4 0 2
43 1 5/20/2006 Albert Pujols STL @KCR Ambiorix Burgos ahead 1 - 0 t 8 0 3
44 1 5/21/2006 Albert Pujols STL @KCR Scott Elarton tied 0 - 0 t 4 2 1
15 3 4/16/2006 Albert Pujols STL CIN Rick White ahead 5 - 4 b 7 2 1
16 4 4/16/2006 Albert Pujols STL CIN Dave Weathers down 6 - 7 b 9 0 2 *ENDED GAME
17 1 4/17/2006 Albert Pujols STL @PIT Paul Maholm tied 0 - 0 t 1 1 2
18 1 4/18/2006 Albert Pujols STL @PIT Oliver Perez down 1 - 8 t 4 0 1
67 2 5/23/1998 Mark McGwire STL SFG Rich Rodriguez ahead 7 - 4 b 4 1 1
68 3 5/23/1998 Mark McGwire STL SFG John Johnstone tied 8 - 8 b 5 1 3
69 1 5/24/1998 Mark McGwire STL SFG Robb Nen down 4 - 6 b12 2 2
70 1 5/25/1998 Mark McGwire STL COL John Thomson down 0 - 3 b 1 2 1
71 1 5/29/1998 Mark McGwire STL @SDP Dan Miceli ahead 6 - 0 t 9 1 2
72 1 5/30/1998 Mark McGwire STL @SDP Andy Ashby tied 0 - 0 t 1 2 1
45 1 6/4/1997 Ray Lankford STL @PIT Jason Schmidt tied 0 - 0 t 1 1 2
46 1 6/5/1997 Ray Lankford STL @PIT Ricardo Rincon down 2 - 9 t 9 0 1
47 1 6/6/1997 Ray Lankford STL @LAD Chan Ho Park tied 0 - 0 t 1 2 1
48 2 6/6/1997 Ray Lankford STL @LAD Chan Ho Park ahead 1 - 0 t 4 1 1
86 1 9/1/1995 Ray Lankford STL COL Curt Leskanic down 3 - 4 b 8 0 1
87 1 9/2/1995 Ray Lankford STL COL Roger Bailey down 0 - 6 b 9 0 1
88 1 9/4/1995 Ray Lankford STL @ATL John Smoltz down 1 - 4 t 4 0 1
89 1 9/8/1995 Ray Lankford STL SDP Joey Hamilton ahead 3 - 1 b 5 0 1
54 3 8/25/1990 Rex Hudler STL @HOU Jim Deshaies down 2 - 6 t 8 1 1
55 1 8/30/1990 Rex Hudler STL @ATL Tom Glavine tied 0 - 0 t 2 1 1
56 1 9/1/1990 Rex Hudler STL @ATL Kent Mercker down 2 - 4 t 9 0 1
57 1 9/5/1990 Rex Hudler STL MON Chris Nabholz down 1 - 4 b 4 2 1
4 1 4/21/1990 Pedro Guerrero STL PHI Terry Mulholland down 1 - 5 b 3 0 4
5 1 4/23/1990 Pedro Guerrero STL PIT Bob Walk down 1 - 2 b 3 2 2
6 1 4/26/1990 Pedro Guerrero STL @LAD Tim Belcher ahead 3 - 0 t 7 1 3
7 2 4/26/1990 Pedro Guerrero STL @LAD Tim Crews ahead 6 - 1 t 9 2 1
35 1 6/27/1988 Tom Brunansky STL MON Jeff Parrett down 2 - 3 b13 2 1
36 1 7/2/1988 Tom Brunansky STL @SDP Dennis Rasmussen ahead 2 - 0 t 3 1 3
37 1 7/3/1988 Tom Brunansky STL @SDP Lance McCullers down 3 - 4 t 9 2 2
38 1 7/5/1988 Tom Brunansky STL @LAD Orel Hershiser down 0 - 3 t 4 2 1
39 1 6/16/1987 Jack Clark STL PIT Dave Johnson ahead 8 - 1 b 6 2 3
40 1 6/18/1987 Jack Clark STL PIT Bob Kipper down 1 - 3 b 4 0 2
41 2 6/18/1987 Jack Clark STL PIT Don Robinson tied 6 - 6 b10 0 2 *ENDED GAME
42 1 6/24/1987 Jack Clark STL PHI Don Carman down 1 - 2 b 6 1 1
12 1 4/22/1987 Jack Clark STL CHC Rick Sutcliffe ahead 1 - 0 b 4 1 1
13 2 4/22/1987 Jack Clark STL CHC Ed Lynch down 3 - 5 b 8 1 1
14 1 4/26/1987 Jack Clark STL @NYM Ron Darling ahead 3 - 0 t 5 0 1
15 1 4/29/1987 Jack Clark STL SDP Andy Hawkins ahead 3 - 2 b 6 1 1
61 1 7/11/1970 Dick Allen STL PIT Bob Veale down 3 - 6 b 3 2 2
62 2 7/11/1970 Dick Allen STL PIT Bruce Dal Canton down 5 - 6 b 6 0 1
63 1 7/17/1970 Dick Allen STL ATL George Stone tied 0 - 0 b 1 1 3
64 1 7/22/1970 Dick Allen STL HOU Larry Dierker down 1 - 3 b 3 1 3
24 2 5/10/1970 Dick Allen STL @ATL George Stone down 2 - 5 t 9 0 1
25 1 5/11/1970 Dick Allen STL PHI Jim Bunning tied 0 - 0 b 9 0 3 *ENDED GAME
26 1 5/12/1970 Dick Allen STL PHI Lowell Palmer down 4 - 5 b 5 0 2
27 1 5/14/1970 Dick Allen STL PIT Dock Ellis down 2 - 5 b 6 0 1
28 1 5/19/1970 Dick Allen STL @HOU Scipio Spinks ahead 3 - 1 t 4 2 3
29 1 5/21/1970 Dick Allen STL @PHI Woodie Fryman down 0 - 3 t 9 2 2
3 1 4/15/1967 Lou Brock STL LAD Joe Moeller ahead 7 - 3 b 7 1 1
4 2 4/15/1967 Lou Brock STL LAD Bruce Brubaker ahead 10 - 4 b 8 1 3
5 1 4/16/1967 Lou Brock STL HOU Mike Cuellar tied 0 - 0 b 1 0 1
6 2 4/16/1967 Lou Brock STL HOU Mike Cuellar ahead 5 - 3 b 4 0 1
33 3 5/25/1957 Stan Musial STL @CIN Hersh Freeman ahead 8 - 3 t 8 1 2
34 1 5/26/1957 Stan Musial STL @CIN Hal Jeffcoat ahead 1 - 0 t 3 2 1
35 2 5/26/1957 Stan Musial STL @CIN Hal Jeffcoat down 2 - 6 t 8 1 4
36 1 5/27/1957 Stan Musial STL CHC Bob Rush ahead 3 - 1 b 5 2 2
85 1 7/8/1955 Stan Musial STL CHC Paul Minner down 1 2 b 4 1
86 1 7/9/1955 Stan Musial STL CHC Warren Hacker down 0 1 b 6 4
87 1 7/10/1955 Stan Musial STL CHC Howie Pollet tied 0 - 0 b 1 2 1
88 1 7/14/1955 Stan Musial STL @BRO Johnny Podres tied 0 - 0 t 4 0 1
48 1 6/3/1954 Stan Musial STL NYG Sal Maglie ahead 4 - 2 b 2 2 2
49 1 6/4/1954 Stan Musial STL PHI Robin Roberts ahead 1 - 0 b 3 2 3
50 2 6/4/1954 Stan Musial STL PHI Jim Konstanty ahead 4 - 2 b 8 1 1
51 1 6/5/1954 Stan Musial STL PHI Murry Dickson down 2 - 9 b 8 2 2

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