Joaquin Andujar & the 1985 World Series

In 1985, the St. Louis Cardinals met the Kansas City Royals in Game 6 of the World Series.

"The Royals were three outs away from elimination when an abominable call by umpire Don Denkinger at first base allowed them to beat the Cardinals. Game 7 was an 11?0 shellacking of the Cards, thanks to -- you guessed it -- Don Denkinger's (now behind the plate) incredibly shrinking strike zone. The primary victim, pitcher Joaquin Andujar (the fifth of seven wronged St. Louis pitchers), first hurled a blue string of curses at the ump, then charged the plate, his 9.00 Series ERA in tow. Luckily for Denkinger, Andujar only managed to bump the ump before the Cards hauled him, kicking and screaming, off the field. The Royals ran away with the game and the title, while Andujar was left to lay waste to a clubhouse toilet seat with his bat..."

0/5 0 votes

Share It

Share Report

Related Anecdotes