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2012-07-07T00:00:00Z 2012-07-07T16:20:01Z Honorable mentions stltoday.com
July 07, 2012 12:00 am

Ten others that could have made the list and why they missed:

1. Two days after pitching 10 innings in Game 5 at Yankee Stadium, Bob Gibson goes the distance to win Game 7 of the 1964 World Series at Busch Stadium.

* Trumped by other Gibson performances.

2. Hale Irwin fires 31 on the back nine and drains a 45-foot putt on the 72nd hole, goes on to win 1990 U.S. Open in a playoff.

* Points deducted because it was a Monday playoff.

3. Albert Pujols hits three home runs and goes 5 for 6 in Game 3 of 2011 World Series.

* Happened in a 16-7 rout.

4. Center fielder Willie McGee has two homers, two leaping catches in Game 3 of the ’82 World Series.

* Game 3, not Game 7.

5. Chris Carpenter beats Roy Halladay 1-0 at Philadelphia in Game 5 of NLDS to keep Cards alive on their way to winning the 2011 World Series.

* Didn’t have nerve to rank it higher (see Gibson, above).

6. On final day of the 1934 season, Dizzy Dean blanks Reds for his 30th win, clinches a pennant for the "Gas House Gang."

* Score was anti-climactic 9-0.

7. Ray Washburn answers Gaylord Perry’s no-hitter with a no-hitter, beating the Giants 2-0 at Candlestick Park on Sept. 18, 1968. It is the first no-hitter by a Cardinal since 1941, the first time two no-hitters are pitched consecutively in a series.

* Regular-season game.

8. McGee hits for the cycle with six RBIs in NBC Game of the Week on June 23, 1984 in Chicago.

* Ryne Sandberg hits two game-tying homers off Bruce Sutter, Cubs win 12-11.

9. Mark Whiten has four home runs in second game of a doubleheader on Sept. 7, 1993 at Cincinnati.

* Meaningless game, meaningless season, underachieving player.

10. One of the greatest NFL debuts in history, Ottis Anderson gains 193 yards on 21 carries, including a 76-yard scoring run, against the Dallas Cowboys.

* Big Red lose 22-21, finish 5-11.

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