On September 3, 1975 — In the final game of his Hall of Fame career, Cardinals great Bob Gibson gives up a grand slam to Pete LaCock.
LaCock took Gibson to a 3-and-2 count and then golfed a low fastball high over the right-field wall. It was the first grand-slam homer of LaCock’s career and that goes all the way back through high school days in Woodland Hills, Calif. When the lefthanded LaCock came to the plate, Schoendienst had southpaw John Curtis throwing in the bullpen.
Did the manager consider lifting Gibson?
“No, we were gonna let him pitch,” Schoendienst said glumly.
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