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Rasmus among youngest Cards with four hits in a game


On Friday night, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Colby Rasmus collected four hits at age 22, 312 days. That was not close to the record as it tied him with Joe Cunningham (1954) as the 15th youngest Cardinal since 1954 to do so.

Curt Flood holds the record for youngest in at least the last 55 years at age 20, 156 days, set in 1958.

1 20.156 Curt Flood 6/23/1958 STL @PIT
2 21.037 Luis Melendez 9/17/1970 STL @CHC
3 21.076 Ken Reitz 1972-09-08(1) STL @NYM
4 21.130 Garry Templeton 8/1/1977 STL @ATL
5 21.178 Garry Templeton 9/18/1977 STL PHI
6 21.205 Curt Flood 8/11/1959 STL SFG
7 21.220 Lindy McDaniel 1957-07-21(2) STL @PIT
8 22.003 Ken Reitz 6/27/1973 STL @PIT
9 22.005 Ted Simmons 8/14/1971 STL @PIT
10 22.026 Ted Simmons 9/4/1971 STL CHC
11 22.126 Garry Templeton 7/28/1978 STL @SDP
12 22.154 Garry Templeton 8/25/1978 STL @ATL
13 22.231 Albert Pujols 9/4/2002 STL CIN
14 22.307 Ken Reitz 4/27/1974 STL CIN
15 22.312 Colby Rasmus 6/19/2009 STL @KCR
15 22.312 Joe Cunningham 1954-07-05(1) STL MLN
17 22.316 Yadier Molina 5/25/2005 STL PIT
18 22.337 Julio Gotay 5/12/1962 STL LAD
19 22.347 David Bell 8/27/1995 STL @COL
20 22.351 Joe Cunningham 8/13/1954 STL @CIN

As always, thanks to Tom Orf for the data pull.

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