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The Secret Weapon

May 14, 1988

 

— Greatest Moments —

 
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By Jason Voigt, June 14, 2020
1. The Secret Weapon Marker
Inscription.  Utility infielder Jose Oquendo became the first position player to earn a pitching decision in 20 years in a 7-5, 19-inning loss to the Atlanta Braves. Oquendo went on to play all nine positions that year, earning the nickname "The Secret Weapon."
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic AmericansSports. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis Cardinals Greatest Moments ⚾️ series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 14, 1988.
 
Location. 38° 37.309′ N, 90° 11.503′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on South Broadway south of Spruce Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Clark Avenue, Saint Louis MO 63102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hard-Hittin' Whiten (here, next to this marker); Home Run for Lawless (here, next to this marker); NL Pennant (here, next to this marker); The Largest Crowd (here, next to this marker); Like it Oughta Be (here, next to this marker); Three Million
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(here, next to this marker); Opening Day Slam (a few steps from this marker); Seat Cushions Galore (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
Additional keywords. baseball, Major League Baseball, St. Louis Cardinals
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 4 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 31, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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