On September 1, 1963 — P Curt Simmons of the Cardinals drives in a run with a triple in the 2nd and then steals home on an aborted squeeze play. He also knocks in another run and beats the Phils, 7 – 3. Simmons‚ who in his 20-year career will steal just 2 bases‚ is on third base when a squeeze play goes awry‚ and beats a wide throw home from P Chris Short. It is the last steal of home by a pitcher until 1983‚ and just the 4th in the National League in the last 40 years. Harry Dorish in 1950 stole home‚ the last time an American League pitcher did pull off a theft.
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