On April 9, 1990 — Delino DeShields, the 21 year-old second baseman of the Montreal Expos, goes 4-for-6 to become only the second rookie to collect four hits in an Opening Day debut. The St. Louis Cardinals however beat the Expos 6-5 in 11 innings at Busch Stadium on a Willie Mcgee walk off single.

Forrest Jacobs, also a second baseman, became the first major league rookie to accomplish the feat in his 1954 Opening Day debut with the Philadelphia A’s.

 

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St. Louis Cardinals 6, Montreal Expos 5

 

Game Played on Monday, April 9, 1990 (N) at Busch Stadium II

MON N    0  0  0    0  0  1    4  0  0    0  0  -   5  8  1
STL N    0  1  2    0  0  0    0  0  2    0  1  -   6 12  2

BOX+PBP
WP: Dayley (1-0)
LP: Gardner (0-1)

Play by Play

 

EXPOS 1ST: DeShields grounded out (pitcher to first); Debut
game for Delino DeShields; Grissom lined to third; Raines
lined to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Coleman was called out on strikes; McGee grounded
out (third to first); Zeile struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Expos 0, Cardinals 0.

EXPOS 2ND: Wallach struck out; Galarraga grounded out (pitcher
to first); Walker grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Expos 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Guerrero struck out; Pendleton singled to center;
Brunansky doubled to third [Pendleton to third]; O. Smith
walked; Oquendo singled to right [Pendleton scored, Brunansky to
third, O. Smith to second]; Magrane was called out on strikes;
Coleman forced Oquendo (second to shortstop); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Expos 0, Cardinals 1.

EXPOS 3RD: Santovenia flied to center; Owen lined to center;
Dennis Martinez popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos
0, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: McGee popped to second (second to first); Zeile
tripled to center; Guerrero walked; Pendleton singled to left
[Zeile scored, Guerrero to third, Pendleton to second (error by
Raines)]; Brunansky walked; O. Smith out on a sacrifice fly to
center [Guerrero scored]; Oquendo flied to center; 2 R, 2 H, 1
E, 2 LOB.  Expos 0, Cardinals 3.

EXPOS 4TH: DeShields singled to left; Grissom flied to right;
Raines singled to right [DeShields to second]; Wallach popped to
shortstop; Galarraga flied to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Expos 0, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 4TH: Magrane walked; Coleman grounded into a double
play (third to second to first) [Magrane out at second]; McGee
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 0,
Cardinals 3.

EXPOS 5TH: Walker walked; Santovenia struck out; Owen popped to
pitcher; Dennis Martinez lined to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Expos 0, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 5TH: Zeile struck out; Guerrero singled to center;
Pendleton singled to center [Guerrero to second]; Brunansky
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Pendleton out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Expos 0,
Cardinals 3.

EXPOS 6TH: DeShields doubled to left; Grissom grounded out
(third to first) [DeShields to third]; Raines grounded out
(second to first) [DeShields scored]; HILL REPLACED BRUNANSKY
(PITCHING); THOMPSON REPLACED MAGRANE (PLAYING RF); Wallach
grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos
1, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 6TH: HALL REPLACED DENNIS MARTINEZ (PITCHING); O.
Smith lined to center; Oquendo grounded out (third to first);
Thompson grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Expos 1, Cardinals 3.

EXPOS 7TH: Galarraga walked; Walker walked [Galarraga to
second]; Santovenia singled to right [Galarraga scored (no RBI),
Walker to third (error by Thompson)]; DIPINO REPLACED HILL
(PITCHING); Owen lined out on a sacrifice fly to right [Walker
scored]; NIXON RAN FOR SANTOVENIA; NOBOA BATTED FOR HALL; Nixon
stole second; Noboa flied to right [Nixon to third]; DeShields
singled to catcher [Nixon scored]; DeShields stole second;
Grissom doubled to center [DeShields scored]; CARPENTER REPLACED
DIPINO (PITCHING); Raines was walked intentionally; Wallach
flied to left; 4 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Expos 5, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 7TH: FREY REPLACED RAINES (PITCHING); NIXON STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING LF); FITZGERALD REPLACED NOBOA (PLAYING C );
Coleman lined to third; McGee lined to center; Zeile grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 5, Cardinals
3.

EXPOS 8TH: Galarraga flied to center; Walker was called out on
strikes; On a bunt Nixon made an out to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Expos 5, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 8TH: BURKE REPLACED FREY (PITCHING); Guerrero singled
to right; Pendleton struck out; WALLING BATTED FOR CARPENTER;
Walling singled to right [Guerrero to second]; JONES RAN FOR
WALLING; O. Smith grounded into a double play (second to first)
[Jones out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Expos 5, Cardinals
3.

EXPOS 9TH: HILTON REPLACED O. SMITH (PITCHING); JONES STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING SS); Owen grounded out (second to first); Debut
game for Howard Hilton; Fitzgerald grounded out (third to
first); DeShields singled to center; Grissom walked [DeShields
to second]; Burke grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Expos 5, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 9TH: Oquendo lined to center; Thompson walked; Coleman
doubled to left [Thompson to third]; McGee doubled to left
[Thompson scored, Coleman scored]; Zeile struck out; Guerrero
was walked intentionally; Pendleton grounded out (pitcher to
second to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Expos 5, Cardinals 5.

EXPOS 10TH: Wallach flied to right; Galarraga singled to
shortstop; DAYLEY REPLACED GUERRERO (PITCHING); COLLINS REPLACED
HILTON (PLAYING 1B); Walker flied to center; Nixon reached on an
error by Jones [Galarraga to second]; Owen flied to center; 0 R,
1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Expos 5, Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 10TH: FOLEY REPLACED BURKE (PLAYING SS); GARDNER
REPLACED OWEN (PITCHING); Jones flied to center; Collins was
called out on strikes; Oquendo flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Expos 5, Cardinals 5.

EXPOS 11TH: Fitzgerald lined to left; DeShields lined to left;
Grissom popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 5,
Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 11TH: Thompson walked; Coleman out on a sacrifice bunt
(third to second) [Thompson to second]; McGee singled to center
[Thompson scored]; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Expos 5, Cardinals 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Expos            5   8   1    9
 Cardinals        6  12   2   10