On September 15, 1969 — Cardinal hurler Steve Carlton fans nineteen batters, including three in the final frame, to establish a new major league mark for strikeouts for a nine-inning game. Lefty’s performance is spoiled when Ron Swoboda’s pair of two-run homers proves to be the difference in the Redbirds’ 4-3 loss to the Mets at Busch Stadium.

 


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