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

Taking the Lead

August 31, 1926

 

— Greatest Moments —

 
Taking the Lead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, June 17, 2020
1. Taking the Lead Marker
Inscription.  Allan Sothoron pitched a dramatic game and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates by a score of 2-1. The Cardinals swept the doubleheader and moved into first place in the National League.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis Cardinals Greatest Moments ⚾️ series list.
 
Location. 38° 37.346′ N, 90° 11.664′ 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. NL Pennant (here, next to this marker); Second Triple Crown (here, next to this marker); World Champions (here, next to this marker); Bottomley's 12 RBI's (here, next to this marker); First No-Hitter (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named NL Pennant (here, next to this marker); First Triple Crown
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(a few steps from this marker); Race for First Place (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Also see . . .  Allen Sothoron on Wikipedia. Allen Sothoron (1893-1939) was a Major League Baseball pitcher, specializing in the "spitball", when it was still legal. He played for five teams during his 11-season career, including both the St. Louis Browns and Cardinals. Sportswriters frequently misspelled his first name, including on this marker, with "Allan". (Submitted on September 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Additional keywords. baseball, Major League Baseball
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on September 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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