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Thursday, September 08, 2022

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright, catcher Yadier Molina tie MLB record for batterymates

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright and catcher Yadier Molina made their 324th career start Thursday, tying the major league mark set by Detroit’s Mickey Lolich and Bill Freehan from 1963-1975.

Wainwright and Molina got a standing ovation from the crowd as they made their way in from the bullpen moments before first pitch against the Washington Nationals.

Wainwright and Molina are scheduled to set the record against the Milwaukee Brewers on Sept. 14.

The duo made their first start together on April 6, 2007, at Houston. Wainwright notched his first of 212 wins as a starter with Molina as his catcher, which is a major league record for batterymates.

Molina, 40, will retire at the end of the season, but Wainwright, 41, has not publicly announced a decision on his plans for 2023.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 08, 2022 at 04:52 PM | 24 comment(s)
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Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Win 202 ties Waino-Yadi battery atop all-time list

Wainwright, 40, furthered the link between himself and winning Wednesday when he teamed with catcher Yadier Molina to equal the mark as one of the winningest starting batteries in the history of baseball. In holding the Royals to one hit and one walk in seven scoreless innings, Wainwright paved the way for he and Molina to notch 202 team wins as a starting battery.

That ties them for first all-time with Warren Spahn and Del Crandall, who also were a part of 202 wins from 1949-63.

Molina, who played despite battling through a non-COVID illness a day earlier, hates talking about numbers and his historical significance in the game. But if the statistics revolve around winning, Molina said he welcomes those conversations.

“Of course, any time you have [records] about wins, that makes you a winning player,” Molina said. “That’s a big deal for us—winning. That’s what we’re about.”

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 04, 2022 at 11:26 PM | 4 comment(s)
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