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Wednesday August 10, 1977
. . . where the 1970s live forever!

Cardinal manager Vern Rapp's use of Roger Freed at first base in place of slumping Keith Hernandez paid off when Freed smashed a two-run homer to beat the Mets, 3-1. [The Sporting News]


St. Louis Cardinals 3, New York Mets 1

Game Played on Wednesday, August 10, 1977 (Day game) at Shea Stadium

Cardinals    0  2  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  6  0
Mets         0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   1  5  0


Cardinals            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Mets                 AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Brock lf              4   0   0   0     0   2   .270      Randle 3b             4   0   1   1     0   0   .310
  Hernandez 1b        0   0   0   0     0   0   .294      Millan 2b             3   0   1   0     1   0   .248
Templeton ss          4   0   0   0     0   0   .323      Henderson lf          3   0   1   0     1   1   .296
Cruz rf,lf            4   1   1   0     0   1   .260      Vail rf               4   0   0   0     0   0   .282
Simmons c             4   1   2   0     0   0   .327      Stearns c             2   0   1   0     1   0   .284
Freed 1b              4   1   1   2     0   1   .353      Mazzilli cf           3   0   0   0     0   1   .230
  Metzger p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Valentine 1b          3   0   1   0     0   0   .158
Mumphrey cf           4   0   1   1     0   1   .320      Flynn ss              3   1   0   0     0   0   .230
Reitz 3b              3   0   0   0     0   1   .272      Swan p                2   0   0   0     0   1   .139
Tyson 2b              3   0   1   0     0   0   .225        Youngblood ph       1   0   0   0     0   0   .253
Underwood p           3   0   0   0     0   1   .136        Lockwood p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .154
  Anderson rf         0   0   0   0     0   0   .227

Totals               33   3   6   3     0   7             Totals               28   1   5   1     3   3

Time of Game: 1:56   Attendance: 16,463
Left on Base: Cardinals 3, Mets 3
DP: Cardinals 3, Mets 0
Doubles: Randle (17)
Home Runs: Freed (3)
GIDP: Mazzilli 2 (2), Vail (8)


Cardinals              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Underwood W(7-7)        8     5   1   1   3   2   0  28   4.78
Metzger SV(6)           1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3   3.31
Totals                  9     5   1   1   3   3   0  31

Mets                   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Swan L(7-7)             8     6   3   3   0   6   1  30   3.78
Lockwood                1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3   3.18
Totals                  9     6   3   3   0   7   1  33

Wild Pitches: Underwood (6)

Umpires: HP - Bob Engel, 1B - Jerry Dale, 2B - Dutch Rennert, 3B - Ed Sudol


CARDINALS 1ST: Brock grounded out (third to first); Templeton
grounded out (third to first); Cruz struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Randle flied out to right; Millan walked; Henderson
singled to shortstop [Millan to second]; Vail flied out to
right; Stearns popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Cardinals 0, Mets 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Simmons singled to first; Freed homered [Simmons
scored]; Mumphrey lined to third; Reitz flied out to left; Tyson
grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Cardinals 2, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Mazzilli was called out on strikes; Valentine grounded
out (pitcher to first); Flynn grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Mets 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Underwood struck out; Brock struck out; Templeton
popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Mets 0.

METS 3RD: Swan flied to right in foul territory; Randle flied
out to center; Millan singled to left; Henderson flied out to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Mets 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Cruz singled to center; Simmons singled to center
[Cruz to second]; Freed lined to center; Mumphrey singled to
center [Cruz scored, Simmons to second]; Reitz struck out; Tyson
flied out to left; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Mets 0.

METS 4TH: Vail grounded out (second to first); Stearns walked;
Mazzilli grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Stearns out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3,
Mets 0.

CARDINALS 5TH: Underwood popped to shortstop; Brock struck out;
Templeton grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Cardinals 3, Mets 0.

METS 5TH: Valentine singled to center; Flynn forced Valentine
(shortstop to second); Underwood threw a wild pitch [Flynn to
second]; Swan struck out; Randle doubled to center [Flynn
scored, Randle out at third (center to shortstop to first)]; 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Mets 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: Cruz flied out to center; Simmons grounded out
(pitcher to first); Freed was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Mets 1.

METS 6TH: Millan flied out to center; Henderson walked; Vail
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Henderson out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3,
Mets 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: Mumphrey grounded out (second to first); Reitz
grounded out (shortstop to first); Tyson singled to center;
Underwood grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Cardinals 3, Mets 1.

METS 7TH: Stearns singled to left; Mazzilli grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Stearns out at
second]; Valentine flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Cardinals 3, Mets 1.

CARDINALS 8TH: Brock popped to catcher in foul territory;
Templeton grounded out (second to first); Cruz flied out to
right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Mets 1.

METS 8TH: Flynn popped to shortstop; YOUNGBLOOD BATTED FOR SWAN;
Youngblood grounded out (first unassisted); Randle flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Mets 1.

CARDINALS 9TH: LOCKWOOD REPLACED YOUNGBLOOD (PITCHING); Simmons
popped to catcher in foul territory; Freed grounded out (third
to first); Mumphrey was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 3, Mets 1.

METS 9TH: METZGER REPLACED FREED (PITCHING); ANDERSON REPLACED
UNDERWOOD (PLAYING RF); CRUZ CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF);
HERNANDEZ REPLACED BROCK (PLAYING 1B); Millan grounded out
(shortstop to first); Henderson struck out; Vail grounded out
(pitcher unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Mets 1.



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