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
|1931-07-12 (2)||CHC||W 17-13||54||46||17||21||13||0||0||16||7||0||6||1||0||0||13|
|1939-09-03 (1)||PIT||W 14-6||47||44||14||20||8||2||3||13||3||0||5||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|
|1928-07-28 (2)||PHI||W 12-2||53||48||12||23||8||1||2||12||2||0||1||1||2||0||14|
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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