Hard Hittin' Mark Whiten!

Happy 12th anniversary to one of my favorite childhood memories: Mark Whiten hitting 4 homers and tallying up 12 RBI's against the Cinicinnati Reds on September 7th, 1993.

That day was a double header between the Cards and the Reds. The Reds won the opener (* ridiculously high, perhaps steroids altered scoring alert*) 14 to 13 and lost the second game, 15 to 2. Ironically, Whiten was the only Cardinals to go hitless in the first game, although he did contribute with an RBI (giving him 13 for the two games, tying a record for most RBIs in a double header.)

Whiten, who had not hit a home run in a month, went absolutely Laga on the Reds pitching staff in game 2. He pounded a grand slam in the first, a three run shot in the sixth, and another three run bomb in the seventh.

Whiten added his fourth jack of the day in the ninth, a two run shot off of Rob Dibble (who seems like he's a real prick, so I'm glad he gave up a home run 12 years ago.)

Also, Bob Tewksbury picked up his 16th win of the year that game. I only mention that because I have never mentioned Bob Tewksbury on this site before.

And that's just not right (Sorry, Bob.)

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