Before there was Mark Whiten, there was cardinals first baseman Sunny Jim Bottomley and his 12-RBI game in August 1924. (Post-Dispatch file photo)
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Jim Bottomley of the St. Louis Cardinals almost crashes into the field boxes to catch a fly ball for the third out in the ninth inning of Game 2 of the 1931 World Series on Oct. 2, 1931. LC --- The photographer was probably on the playing field during this play. Now, they're usually confined…
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