Posted: 9/14/2012 7:39 AM
Here is a name from the annals of Cardinals history – Howie Krist. On this date in 1941, the right-hander known as “Spud” picked up the win in relief over the Giants in the second game of a doubleheader sweep at Sportsman's Park. That was his Krist's last decision in a perfect 10-0 season, which set the National League record for the most wins in a season by a pitcher without a loss.
In 1946, Krist finished his six-year MLB career, which was derailed by World War II, with a .771 winning percentage (37-11). Had Krist been able to pitch at least 750 career innings as a Cardinal instead of “only” throwing 444 1/3, he would be recognized as having the best winning mark in team history. John Tudor at .705 is tops in the record books now, with Chris Carpenter second at .693.
Copyright © 2013
and Scout.com. All rights reserved. This website is an unofficial independent source of news and information, and is not affiliated with any school, team, or league.
MSN PrivacyLegalAdvertise on MSNAbout our adsRSS
© 2012 Microsoft|