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Cardinals walk off losses on record pace

The 2010 St. Louis Cardinals have already lost five games on walk off home runs, one short of their worst season since at least 1952.

Kyle McClellan walk off, 2009 (AP/Jeff Roberson)Arizona’s Chris Young slammed a two-run home run off Kyle McClellan to end Sunday’s game and a 1-5 road trip for the St. Louis Cardinals. It was the fifth walk off loss already this season for St. Louis and the 124th in the regular season since 1952.

The most the Cardinals have had in any one season during that time was six walk off defeats via home runs in 2003. At the current pace, the 2010 Cardinals would end the regular season with 13, more than any two other seasons in the last 58 years combined.

Here are the yearly totals.

St. Louis Cardinals opponent walk offs by home runs, by season, 1952-current

Regular Post
2010 5
2009 2
2008 5
2007 1
2006 4
2005 2
2004 0 1
2003 6
2002 4
2001 3
2000 0
1999 2
1998 1
1997 3
1996 5
1995 0
1994 3
1993 1
1992 1
1991 3
1990 2
1989 1
1988 0
1987 3
1986 1
1985 1
1984 1
1983 2
1982 4
1981 2
1980 3
1979 3
1978 4
1977 1
1976 2
1975 1
1974 0
1973 3
1972 1
1971 2
1970 1
1969 1
1968 0
1967 1
1966 2
1965 1
1964 2 1
1963 1
1962 5
1961 1
1960 0
1959 2
1958 4
1957 5
1956 1
1955 1
1954 2
1953 3
1952 1

In addition, two post-season games since 1952 ended with a walk off defeat via the long ball.

Date Pitcher Opp Batter Score Inn Out R Play Description
10/10/1964 WS Barney Schultz @NYY Mickey Mantle tied 1-1 b9 0 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run
10/18/2004 LCS Jason Isringhausen @HOU Jeff Kent tied 0-0 b9 1 3 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Beltran Scores; Berkman Scores

Here is the detail behind the 124 regular season walk offs via home runs, courtesy of researcher Tom Orf.

Date Pitcher Opp Batter Score Inn Out R Play Description
6/13/2010 Kyle McClellan @ARI Chris Young tied 5-5 b9 2 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run
5/26/2010 Mitchell Boggs @SDP Jerry Hairston tied 1-1 b13 2 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
5/4/2010 Blake Hawksworth @PHI Carlos Ruiz tied 1-1 b10 0 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
4/11/2010 Kyle McClellan @MIL Casey McGehee tied 7-7 b9 1 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
4/8/2010 Jason Motte @CIN Jonny Gomes tied 1-1 b9 1 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
6/9/2009 Jason Motte @FLA Jeremy Hermida tied 3-3 b9 0 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
4/18/2009 Dennys Reyes @CHC Aramis Ramirez tied 5-5 b11 2 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Fukudome Scores
8/29/2008 Russ Springer @HOU Lance Berkman tied 2-2 b9 1 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
7/12/2008 Chris Perez @PIT Jason Michaels ahead 11-10 b10 1 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Chavez Scores
6/22/2008 Mike Parisi @BOS Kevin Youkilis tied 3-3 b13 0 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Lowell Scores
6/5/2008-2 Ryan Franklin @WSN Elijah Dukes ahead 9-8 b10 0 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Guzman Scores
4/7/2008 Kyle McClellan @HOU Miguel Tejada tied 3-3 b9 0 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Erstad Scores
6/25/2007 Russ Springer @NYM Shawn Green tied 1-1 b11 0 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
9/23/2006 Tyler Johnson @HOU Luke Scott tied 4-4 b9 0 3 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball); Ensberg Scores; Berkman Scores
9/20/2006 Tyler Johnson @MIL Geoff Jenkins tied 0-0 b9 0 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Line Drive)
8/22/2006 Jason Isringhausen @NYM Carlos Beltran ahead 7-6 b9 1 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Line Drive); Lo Duca Scores
8/9/2006 Jason Isringhausen @CIN David Ross ahead 7-6 b9 1 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball); Denorfia Scores
7/7/2005 Ray King @ARI Luis Gonzalez tied 1-1 b9 0 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball)
4/30/2005 Jimmy Journell @ATL Raul Mondesi tied 2-2 b9 0 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
9/2/2003-1 Jeff Fassero @CHC Sammy Sosa tied 2-2 b15 1 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball); Ojeda Scores
7/21/2003 Lance Painter @SDP Miguel Ojeda tied 4-4 b10 1 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball)
5/10/2003 Cal Eldred @CHC Alex Gonzalez tied 2-2 b10 1 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Line Drive)
5/6/2003 Kiko Calero @CIN Barry Larkin ahead 5-4 b9 1 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Line Drive); Pena Scores
5/5/2003 Dustin Hermanson @CIN Aaron Boone tied 4-4 b9 0 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Line Drive)
4/11/2003 Matt Morris @HOU Jeff Kent ahead 2-1 b9 2 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball); Berkman Scores
8/4/2002 Dave Veres @ATL Gary Sheffield tied 1-1 b9 0 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (LF-CF)
6/9/2002 Mike Timlin @KCR Raul Ibanez tied 2-2 b9 0 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run
5/6/2002 Mike Timlin @CHC Alex Gonzalez tied 5-5 b9 1 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run
4/7/2002 Luther Hackman @HOU Daryle Ward tied 6-6 b12 0 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run
8/20/2001 Andy Benes @CIN Ken Griffey tied 4-4 b11 1 1 *ENDED GAME*:Inside-the-park Home Run to CF (Fly Ball)
7/7/2001 Dave Veres @CLE Jim Thome tied 6-6 b10 0 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run
6/14/2001 Gene Stechschulte @KCR Mike Sweeney tied 2-2 b13 1 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (LF-CF)
7/20/2000 Dave Veres @ARI Tony Womack ahead 2-1 b9 1 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Frias Scores
9/26/1999 Ricky Bottalico @CIN Pokey Reese ahead 5-4 b12 1 3 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Robinson Scores; LaRue Scores
7/9/1999 Manny Aybar @SFG J.T. Snow tied 4-4 b11 1 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
6/10/1998 Sean Lowe @CHW Robin Ventura tied 8-8 b11 1 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Belle Scores
8/6/1997 Mark Petkovsek @ATL Danny Bautista tied 3-3 b9 0 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball)
6/16/1997 Alan Benes @MIL Jeromy Burnitz tied 0-0 b9 1 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball); Burnitz Scores
4/17/1997 Mark Petkovsek @FLA Jeff Conine tied 1-1 b9 1 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Conine Scores
8/24/1996 Todd Stottlemyre @HOU Orlando Miller tied 1-1 b9 1 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball); Mouton Scores; Miller Scores
8/20/1996 T.J. Mathews @COL Dante Bichette ahead 4-3 b13 1 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Galarraga Scores
6/5/1996 Tony Fossas @SDP Tony Gwynn ahead 4-3 b9 2 3 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Gwynn Scores/unER; Finley Scores/unER; Gwynn Scores/unER
5/18/1996 Dennis Eckersley @COL John Vander Wal ahead 8-6 b9 1 3 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Bichette Scores; Galarraga Scores
4/23/1996 T.J. Mathews @MON Moises Alou tied 11-11 b9 1 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
8/9/1994 Vicente Palacios @FLA Chuck Carr tied 3-3 b9 1 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Abbott Scores
8/1/1994 Rich Rodriguez @MON Marquis Grissom tied 2-2 b10 0 1 *ENDED GAME*:Inside-the-park Home Run to CF (Fly Ball)
4/4/1994 Rob Murphy @CIN Kevin Mitchell tied 4-4 b10 1 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
4/30/1993 Rob Murphy @ATL Damon Berryhill tied 2-2 b11 1 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
4/22/1992 Cris Carpenter @NYM Eddie Murray tied 2-2 b9 1 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Murray Scores
9/19/1991 Lee Smith @PIT Curt Wilkerson tied 1-1 b9 2 4 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Bonds Scores; Buechele Scores; Redus Scores; Wilkerson Scores
9/7/1991 Cris Carpenter @SDP Tim Teufel tied 0-0 b10 0 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Teufel Scores
8/12/1991 Lee Smith @PIT Barry Bonds ahead 3-2 b11 1 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Bonilla Scores; Bonds Scores
9/11/1990 Lee Smith @NYM Darryl Strawberr tied 8-8 b9 1 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Herr Scores
5/18/1990 Ken Dayley @CIN Paul O’Neill tied 0-0 b9 2 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
9/17/1989-1 Matt Kinzer @PHI John Kruk tied 5-5 b12 2 4 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Cook Scores; Herr Scores; Hayes Scores
8/5/1987 Ken Dayley @MON Andres Galarraga tied 1-1 b13 2 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run
7/26/1987-1 Todd Worrell @SFG Will Clark tied 3-3 b10 1 3 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Wasinger Scores; Davis Scores
7/16/1987 Todd Worrell @SDP Benito Santiago tied 8-8 b10 1 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Line Drive)
9/6/1986 Todd Worrell @HOU Jose Cruz ahead 6-5 b9 2 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Walker Scores
4/9/1985 Neil Allen @NYM Gary Carter tied 5-5 b10 1 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run
4/5/1984 Jeff Lahti @LAD Mike Marshall tied 2-2 b12 1 3 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Whitfield Scores; Guerrero Scores
7/11/1983 Bruce Sutter @LAD Dusty Baker ahead 6-5 b9 1 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Landreaux Scores
6/8/1983 Bruce Sutter @PHI Tony Perez tied 4-4 b9 2 3 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Morgan Scores; Matthews Scores
9/4/1982 Bruce Sutter @SFG Jack Clark ahead 4-2 b9 2 3 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (LF-CF); Leonard Scores; Morgan Scores
7/10/1982 Bob Forsch @HOU Jose Cruz tied 2-2 b9 0 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Walling Scores
6/7/1982 Bruce Sutter @MON Warren Cromartie tied 2-2 b9 0 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (CF-RF)
5/14/1982 Doug Bair @ATL Biff Pocoroba tied 1-1 b9 2 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run
9/20/1981 Bruce Sutter @NYM Mookie Wilson ahead 6-5 b9 2 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Deep RF); Taveras Scores
9/5/1981 Jim Kaat @LAD Dusty Baker tied 3-3 b11 0 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Deep LF)
9/29/1980 George Frazier @MON John Tamargo tied 2-2 b9 2 3 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Carter Scores/unER; Bernazard Scores/unER; Tamargo Scores/unER
8/1/1980 Bob Forsch @LAD Joe Ferguson tied 1-1 b10 0 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run
4/22/1980 Mark Littell @CHC Barry Foote tied 12-12 b9 2 4 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Randle Scores; Buckner Scores; Martin Scores
9/16/1979-2 George Frazier @MON Dave Cash tied 1-1 b10 2 4 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Carter Scores/unER; White Scores/unER; Cromartie Scores/unER; Cash Scores/Team unER
6/15/1979 Darold Knowles @SFG Willie McCovey tied 6-6 b13 2 3 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Herndon Scores; Clark Scores
5/22/1979 Bob Forsch @PHI Greg Luzinski tied 1-1 b9 1 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Rose Scores
7/25/1978 Bob Forsch @SFG Mike Ivie ahead 2-1 b9 1 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Herndon Scores
7/1/1978 Mark Littell @MON Del Unser tied 2-2 b9 2 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run
6/2/1978 John Denny @HOU Jose Cruz ahead 1-0 b9 1 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Cabell Scores
5/14/1978-1 Mark Littell @SFG Terry Whitfield tied 4-4 b12 2 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run
7/4/1977-2 Rawly Eastwick @PIT Dave Parker tied 3-3 b9 0 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run
8/3/1976-1 Bill Greif @PIT Duffy Dyer tied 1-1 b9 2 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run
6/11/1976 Al Hrabosky @CIN Tony Perez ahead 7-5 b9 0 3 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Griffey Scores; Concepcion Scores
5/19/1975 John Curtis @SDP Johnny Grubb tied 0-0 b10 1 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run
9/3/1973-1 Eddie Fisher @PIT Richie Hebner tied 4-4 b13 0 1 *ENDED GAME*:Inside-the-park Home Run to RF
4/22/1973-2 Bob Gibson @PHI Mike Schmidt tied 1-1 b9 2 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run
4/8/1973-1 Wayne Granger @PIT Bob Robertson tied 3-3 b10 1 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run
7/22/1972 Tony Cloninger @ATL Dusty Baker tied 7-7 b10 0 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run
8/17/1971 Chuck Taylor @CIN Johnny Bench tied 3-3 b9 2 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; May Scores
4/6/1971 Bob Gibson @CHC Billy Williams tied 1-1 b10 1 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run
9/25/1970 Al Hrabosky @MON Ron Fairly ahead 5-4 b9 2 3 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Bailey Scores; Fairey Scores
8/6/1969 Steve Carlton @SDP Ed Spiezio tied 2-2 b9 0 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run
7/9/1967 Ron Willis @PHI Tony Gonzalez tied 3-3 b10 0 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run
6/26/1966 Joe Hoerner @HOU Jim Wynn tied 3-3 b11 0 3 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Lillis Scores; Jackson Scores/unER
6/4/1966-1 Curt Simmons @ATL Felipe Alou tied 1-1 b9 0 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run
5/10/1965 Bob Purkey @PHI John Briggs tied 2-2 b10 2 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Amaro Scores
9/19/1964-1 Bob Gibson @CIN Frank Robinson ahead 5-4 b9 2 3 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Harper Scores; Pinson Scores
7/9/1964 Curt Simmons @NYM Frank Thomas ahead 3-2 b9 2 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Christopher Scores
6/7/1963 Diomedes Olivo @NYM Duke Snider ahead 2-0 b9 1 3 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Kanehl Scores; Hunt Scores
9/14/1962 Lindy McDaniel @PHI Johnny Callison tied 1-1 b9 2 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Deep RF)
7/12/1962 Lindy McDaniel @MLN Hank Aaron ahead 6-4 b9 1 4 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Deep LF); McMillan Scores; Jones Scores; Mathews Scores
7/7/1962-1 Ernie Broglio @NYM Marv Throneberry ahead 4-3 b9 1 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Christopher Scores
6/18/1962 Bob Gibson @LAD Tommy Davis tied 0-0 b9 1 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Line Drive)
6/17/1962 Ray Washburn @SFG Tom Haller tied 3-3 b9 0 3 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Bowman Scores; Pagan Scores
5/20/1961 Larry Jackson @CHC Ed Bouchee tied 0-0 b9 0 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Deep LF)
6/26/1960-1 Ernie Broglio @PHI Tony Gonzalez tied 2-2 b12 1 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Deep RF)
9/9/1959 Ernie Broglio @MLN Bobby Avila ahead 3-1 b9 1 4 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Deep LF); DeMerit Scores; Logan Scores; Crandall Scores
5/30/1959 Lindy McDaniel @LAD Gil Hodges tied 6-6 b9 1 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
7/18/1958-2 Bob Mabe @CIN Frank Robinson tied 1-1 b9 1 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run
5/27/1958 Sam Jones @MLN Joe Adcock ahead 2-1 b9 2 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Logan Scores
4/30/1958 Morrie Martin @CIN Frank Robinson tied 4-4 b10 0 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run
4/23/1958 Phil Clark @SFG Daryl Spencer ahead 7-6 b9 2 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Cepeda Scores/unER; Spencer Scores/unER
9/23/1957 Billy Muffett @MLN Hank Aaron tied 2-2 b11 2 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Deep CF); Logan Scores
9/21/1957 Herm Wehmeier @CIN Roy McMillan ahead 8-7 b10 2 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Hoak Scores
9/2/1957-2 Larry Jackson @CIN Frank Robinson tied 1-1 b10 0 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Thurman Scores
5/4/1957 Lindy McDaniel @BRO Charlie Neal tied 2-2 b9 1 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (LF-CF); Drysdale Scores
4/24/1957 Willard Schmidt @MLN Del Crandall tied 7-7 b9 1 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Deep LF)
9/23/1956-1 Tom Poholsky @CIN Ed Bailey tied 2-2 b10 0 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run
6/6/1955 Luis Arroyo @BRO Jackie Robinson ahead 4-3 b9 0 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball); Hodges Scores
8/4/1954 Tom Poholsky @BRO Jackie Robinson ahead 7-6 b9 1 2 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Gilliam Scores
6/19/1954 Joe Presko @NYG Hoot Evers tied 2-2 b9 1 3 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to LF Line); Irvin Scores; Gomez Scores
7/24/1953 Harvey Haddix @PHI Granny Hamner tied 1-1 b9 1 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run
6/6/1953 Stu Miller @BRO Gil Hodges ahead 4-2 b9 0 3 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Line Drive); Robinson Scores; Campanella Scores
4/14/1953 Gerry Staley @MLN Bill Bruton tied 2-2 b10 1 1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
6/16/1952 Willard Schmidt @NYG Bobby Thomson ahead 7-4 b9 1 4 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Deep LF Line); Thompson Scores; Williams Scores; Lockman Scores

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