April 27, 2005: Mark Grudzielanek hits for the cycle

On the day that Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter celebrated his 30th birthday, it was Mark Grudzielanek who stole the show. In the Cardinals’ 6-3 victory over the Brewers on April 27, 2005, Grudzielanek joined Lou Brock and Ray Lankford as the only Cardinals to hit for the cycle at Busch Stadium. The veteran of 11Continue reading “April 27, 2005: Mark Grudzielanek hits for the cycle”

Chris Carpenter’s Cy Young Award-winning 2005 season (Part 4)

Admittedly, this story about Chris Carpenter’s 2005 Cy Young Award-winning season got quite a bit longer than I originally intended. As a result, this is the fourth in a four-part series of articles. You can find the other parts here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 On September 8, Chris Carpenter earned win No. 21, shuttingContinue reading “Chris Carpenter’s Cy Young Award-winning 2005 season (Part 4)”

Chris Carpenter’s Cy Young Award-winning 2005 season (Part 3)

Admittedly, this story about Chris Carpenter’s 2005 Cy Young Award-winning season got quite a bit longer than I originally intended. As a result, this is the third in a four-part series of articles. You can find the other parts here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 4 On July 11, Tony La Russa announced that Chris CarpenterContinue reading “Chris Carpenter’s Cy Young Award-winning 2005 season (Part 3)”

Chris Carpenter’s Cy Young Award-winning 2005 season (Part 2)

Admittedly, this story about Chris Carpenter’s 2005 Cy Young Award-winning season got quite a bit longer than I originally intended. As a result, this is the second in a four-part series of articles. You can find the other parts here: Part 1 Part 3 Part 4 Chris Carpenter’s father, Bob, knew by the time hisContinue reading “Chris Carpenter’s Cy Young Award-winning 2005 season (Part 2)”

Chris Carpenter’s Cy Young Award-winning 2005 season (Part 1)

Admittedly, this story about Chris Carpenter’s 2005 Cy Young Award-winning season got quite a bit longer than I originally intended. As a result, this is the first in a four-part series of articles. You can find the other parts here: Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 For years, Chris Carpenter and his wife Alyson wouldContinue reading “Chris Carpenter’s Cy Young Award-winning 2005 season (Part 1)”