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Cardinals double their pleasure against Cubs

Over the years, there have been many versions of Doublemint commercials from Chicago’s Wrigley Chewing Gum Company in which twins celebrate the joys of doubling their pleasure and fun.

Though the Wrigleys no longer own the Chicago Cubs, or their gum company for that matter, their former team was bludgeoned by doubles minted off the bats of the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night. At Busch Stadium, Cardinals hitters launched nine two-base hits on their way to a 12-0 blowout of the Baby Bears. Allen Craig and David Freese had two each.

That total of nine represents the second-most doubles in a game in Cardinals history.

The team record is 13 two-base hits collected in the second game of – what else? – a doubleheader. The date was on July 12, 1931 with the opponent being – the Cubs, of course.

A dozen other times, the Cards logged eight doubles in a game, most recently on April 13, 2011.

Courtesy of researcher Tom Orf, here are the previous top 13.

Most doubles, game, St. Louis Cardinals, team history

Date Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF LOB
1931-07-12 (2) CHC W 17-13 54 46 17 21 13 0 0 16 7 0 6 1 0 0 13
4/13/2011 ARI W 15-5 49 44 15 17 8 0 2 14 3 0 8 2 0 0 7
8/30/2006 FLA W 13-6 46 42 13 20 8 0 1 11 2 0 3 0 0 2 9
8/7/1998 CHC W 16-3 47 40 16 17 8 0 2 15 5 1 6 0 2 0 7
8/2/1948 NYG W 21-5 59 48 21 20 8 0 4 20 10 0 0 1 0 0 11
1939-09-03 (1) PIT W 14-6 47 44 14 20 8 2 3 13 3 0 5 0 0 0 9
5/22/1936 PIT W 11-4 47 42 11 17 8 0 0 10 5 0 4 0 0 0 9
1935-05-30 (1) CIN W 12-5 46 38 12 16 8 2 0 12 3 0 2 2 3 0 10
1934-08-19 (1) BSN L 9-10 46 43 9 17 8 1 1 9 3 0 2 0 0 0 10
4/15/1932 PIT L 7-9 44 41 7 15 8 1 1 7 3 0 1 0 0 0 10
9/22/1930 PHI W 15-7 51 44 15 19 8 0 0 14 5 0 4 0 2 0 9
1928-07-28 (2) PHI W 12-2 53 48 12 23 8 1 2 12 2 0 1 1 2 0 14
7/6/1922 BRO W 14-2 46 42 14 20 8 1 0 13 3 0 2 0 1 0 8

Footnote: Seven of the nine doubles occurred in the Cardinals’ historic 12-run seventh inning, which tied the Major League record for two-base hits in a single frame. The Boston Bees also had seven doubles in one inning of their August 26, 1936 game against the Cardinals.

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10 Responses to “Cardinals double their pleasure against Cubs”

  1. JumboShrimp says:

    Doubles and double plays.
    Doubledays, Abner and Nelson.
    Double-headers.
    Twins as in Twin Cities.
    The Cards needed a game like yesterday to boost their spirits by doubling their fun.

    Westbrook is 4 decisions above .500 for StL. He has a reputation as a post-all-star-game pitcher, so we shall hope he will continue to excel.
    Fuentes is getting closer. Jamie Garcia is to be back by August 12, though seeing will be believing. Also, pitching AAA is beginning to click for Shelby Miller, so he could become another reinforcement.

  2. Bw52 says:

    Garcia shmarcia…………………..counting on him is walking a tightrope.Thin ice……etc;.
    Cards already have Waino coming back from injury and being inconsistent.Lynn who has shown signs of being hit (until his last start.Joe Kelly has done well but he is still a rookie.Westbrook has been both good and bad.Lohse only one who has been good.So Cards still have possible weakness in the rotation and bullpen need another solid RH arm.

    • JumboShrimp says:

      Bw, we agree a starting pitcher could provide helpful depth. But the prospect price has to be fair. Otherwise we will soldier on with what we have.

      • Bw52 says:

        Jumbo-if Cards could get a young cost controlled pitcher for a package of Adron Chambers,Tyler Greene and Reifer i would take that kind of a deal.

        • Brian Walton says:

          Wouldn’t be a very good one.

          • JumboShrimp says:

            Bw, if you mean a ML established, cost controlled pitcher, Brian is right, on this occasion. Chambers and Reifer are good, but at the borderline between AAA and the Majors, and its unclear they will break through. Greene has value for some teams.

            I would like to trade Brian’s correspondent Xavier Scruggs for a stud pitcher, but opposing GMs will have to value his prose.

    • Nutlaw says:

      In fairness, Lance Lynn has given up only one run in his last three starts, now. 19 IP, 22 K, 5 BB, 1 HR, 14 H. He’s not a problem.

  3. WesPowell says:

    The score of that series was 23-1.

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