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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright has been voted the National League Pitcher of the Month for the month of September.
 Wainwright was tied for the Major League lead in wins during the final month of the regular season, posting a perfect 5-0 record in five starts. The Cardinals ace ranked among league leaders with 39.0 innings pitched (T-3rd), while his 1.38 ERA (6 ER/39.0 INN) ranked sixth among qualifying NL pitchers. The 33 year-old recorded 29 strikeouts while issuing just five walks during the month, and he held opposing hitters to a .213 batting average.

Wainwright capped his stellar 2014 campaign with 7.0 shutout innings in an 8-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on September 22nd at Wrigley Field for his 20th win of the season. The 20 wins tied his career high set in 2010, when the eight year veteran posted a 20-11 mark. The milestone victory came on the heels of a complete-game shutout performance on September 17th in a 2-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. In that outing, Wainwright held the Brewers hitless into the sixth inning, while fanning seven and throwing just 102 pitches in 9.0 innings of work. It was his third shutout of the season and ninth of his career, and it marked his second straight complete-game effort against the Brewers after firing a complete game in a 9-1 victory on September 7th at Milwaukee. Sandwiched between the two Milwaukee starts was an 8.0-inning performance on September 12th in which the three-time NL All-Star allowed just a single run while fanning eight in a 5-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies at Busch Stadium. Wainwright finished the season with a 20-9 record for the NL Central Champions, tied for second in wins among Major League hurlers. His 2.38 ERA ranked third among qualifying National Leaguers. This is his second career Pitcher of the Month Award, having won for June 2013.

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright has been voted the National League Pitcher of the Month for the month of September.


Wainwright was tied for the Major League lead in wins during the final month of the regular season, posting a perfect 5-0 record in five starts. The Cardinals ace ranked among league leaders with 39.0 innings pitched (T-3rd), while his 1.38 ERA (6 ER/39.0 INN) ranked sixth among qualifying NL pitchers. The 33 year-old recorded 29 strikeouts while issuing just five walks during the month, and he held opposing hitters to a .213 batting average.

Wainwright capped his stellar 2014 campaign with 7.0 shutout innings in an 8-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on September 22nd at Wrigley Field for his 20th win of the season. The 20 wins tied his career high set in 2010, when the eight year veteran posted a 20-11 mark. The milestone victory came on the heels of a complete-game shutout performance on September 17th in a 2-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. In that outing, Wainwright held the Brewers hitless into the sixth inning, while fanning seven and throwing just 102 pitches in 9.0 innings of work. It was his third shutout of the season and ninth of his career, and it marked his second straight complete-game effort against the Brewers after firing a complete game in a 9-1 victory on September 7th at Milwaukee. Sandwiched between the two Milwaukee starts was an 8.0-inning performance on September 12th in which the three-time NL All-Star allowed just a single run while fanning eight in a 5-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies at Busch Stadium. Wainwright finished the season with a 20-9 record for the NL Central Champions, tied for second in wins among Major League hurlers. His 2.38 ERA ranked third among qualifying National Leaguers. This is his second career Pitcher of the Month Award, having won for June 2013.

How about that?! Adam Wainwright and T.J. Oshie representing #TeamSTL on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

How about that?! Adam Wainwright and T.J. Oshie representing #TeamSTL on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Clinch the NL Central and shut out the D-backs? Today was a good day.    

Clinch the NL Central and shut out the D-backs? Today was a good day.
    

A 20/20 Vision
On September 24, 2010, Adam Wainwright defeated the Chicago Cubs 7-1 at Wrigley Field for his first career 20-win season. 
Almost exactly 4 years later, Waino secured his second career 20-win season by defeating the Chicago Cubs 8-0 at Wrigley Field.
Wainwright is one of three active pitchers to win 20 games in a year twice. That company includes Clayton Kershaw (2011, ‘14) and Bartolo Colon (‘02, ‘05). Only six others — Bob Gibson (five), Dizzy Dean (four), Mort Cooper (three), Jesse Haines (three), Howie Pollet (two) and Joaquin Andujar (two) —  achieved the feat at least twice as a Cardinal.
Congrats to our ace on his historic achievement!

A 20/20 Vision

On September 24, 2010, Adam Wainwright defeated the Chicago Cubs 7-1 at Wrigley Field for his first career 20-win season.

Almost exactly 4 years later, Waino secured his second career 20-win season by defeating the Chicago Cubs 8-0 at Wrigley Field.

Wainwright is one of three active pitchers to win 20 games in a year twice. That company includes Clayton Kershaw (2011, ‘14) and Bartolo Colon (‘02, ‘05). Only six others — Bob Gibson (five), Dizzy Dean (four), Mort Cooper (three), Jesse Haines (three), Howie Pollet (two) and Joaquin Andujar (two) — achieved the feat at least twice as a Cardinal.

Congrats to our ace on his historic achievement!

60 years ago in April 1954, first baseman Tom Alston became the first African-American player to wear the Birds on the Bat. Six weeks after Alston’s debut, the Cardinals called up a 30-year old righthander from Triple-A Columbus. On May 31st, 1954, Bill Greason became the first black pitcher in Cardinals franchise history. Bill’s pitching career in St. Louis was brief – he appeared in only three total games before being sent back to Columbus. He spent another six years in the Cardinals minor league system and upon retirement from baseball, he began another storied phase of his life as a pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church in Birmingham.

The Reverend Bill Greason has worn many hats and seen a lot of history in his long and storied life. A native of Atlanta, GA, Reverend Greason grew up as a child in the same neighborhood as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Reverend Greason was a Montford Point Marine, part of the storied detachment that landed on Iwo Jima in World War II. He was among the Marines honored in Washington in 2012 with our nation’s highest civilian award, the Congressional Gold Medal.

He played for five years in the Negro Leagues, and was a teammate of Willie Mays on the Negro American League Champion Birmingham Black Barons of 1948. In 1952, he broke the Oklahoma professional sports color barrier when he took the mound for the AAA Oklahoma City Indians.

Reverend Greason’s career on the mound for the Cardinals may have been brief, but he has a very significant place in franchise history as a pioneer and trailblazer.

On September 21, 2014, the Cardinals honored Rev. Greason before the game and celebrated his special role in the history of our great franchise.

The home-run line is almost in postseason form.

The home-run line is almost in postseason form.

One of these things is not like the other.

One of these things is not like the other.

Randal Grichuk puts some dirt on his uniform and the icing on the cake. 

Randal Grichuk puts some dirt on his uniform and the icing on the cake. 

Happy Rams Opener! Good luck to our friends, the St. Louis Rams, as they kick off their season today. Here’s to a great year! #TeamSTL
WATCH what happened earlier this season when Rams’ Pro Bowl punter Johnny Hekker threw out the ceremonial pitch to Peter Bourjos at a Cardinals game. PLAY VIDEO

Happy Rams Opener! Good luck to our friends, the St. Louis Rams, as they kick off their season today. Here’s to a great year! #TeamSTL

WATCH what happened earlier this season when Rams’ Pro Bowl punter Johnny Hekker threw out the ceremonial pitch to Peter Bourjos at a Cardinals game. PLAY VIDEO

Everyone wants to be like Matt Carpenter when they grow up…even Matt Carpenter.