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Downtown in St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Heroic Efforts

July 13, 1911

 

— Greatest Moments —

 
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By Jason Voigt, June 17, 2020
1. Heroic Efforts Marker
Inscription.  Two days after being involved in a terrible train crash, in which Cardinals players had served as rescuers, the team beat the Boston Braves 8-6 to climb within two games of first place.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersRailroads & StreetcarsSports. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis Cardinals Greatest Moments ⚾️ series list.
 
Location. 38° 37.336′ N, 90° 11.668′ W. Marker is in Downtown in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on South 8th Street (Old U.S. 66) south of Spruce Street, on the right when traveling north. 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. Sportsman's Park (here, next to this marker); Presidential Visit (here, next to this marker); St. Louis on Top (here, next to this marker); NY Honors Bresnahan (here, next to this marker); Birds on the Bat (here, next to this marker); Cardinal Red (here,
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next to this marker); NL Membership (a few steps from this marker); First Harvest (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Regarding Heroic Efforts. It was suggested by player-manager Roger Bresnahan that the team's Pullman car be placed in the back, because of the loud engine noise which would keep the players from sleeping. The car that the Cardinals were to be placed on (near the front) was crushed, according to the New York Times, thus possibly saving the team from death and/or serious injury. The train derailed near Bridgeport, Connecticut, en route to Boston. 14 people were killed, and 47 were injured.
 
Additional keywords. baseball, Major League Baseball
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 2 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 26, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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Feb. 26, 2021