Ten Plus Years of Cardinals Walkoff Home Runs
Ryan Ludwick celebrates Saturday
Ryan Ludwick celebrates Saturday

Posted May 17, 2008


On Saturday afternoon, Ryan Ludwick launched the St. Louis Cardinals’ 28th walkoff home run since 1998 to lead his reeling club to a ten-inning victory over visiting Tampa Bay. Here are the details of every one of the 28 game-ending long balls!

May 17, 2008                                    Cardinals 9, Rays 8 (10)

Ryan Ludwick launched his second home run of the game and ninth of the season with one out in the 10th inning off former Astros reliever Dan Wheeler to end the contest. It was a first-pitch slider that Ludwick was waiting for. His earlier homer tied the game at 3-3, when Ryan connected on a 3-2 count leading off the fourth against starter Matt Garza.  Winning Pitcher-Ryan Franklin

 

May 2, 2008                                      Cardinals 5, Cubs 3 (11)

Skip Schumaker slammed a two-run home run in the 11th to give the Cards the win.  Alfonso Soriano had hit a two-run homer in the top of the ninth off Jason Isringhausen to tie the game at 3-3.  WP-Ron Villone

 

June 20, 2007                                   Cardinals 7, Royals 6 (14)

Ryan Ludwick led off the bottom of the 14th with a home run to win the game.  Ludwick had a chance to end it in the bottom of the ninth but struck out with the bases loaded and one out.  Albert Pujols had tied the game earlier in the bottom of the ninth with an RBI double.  WP-Kip Wells

 

August 27, 2006                               Cardinals 10, Cubs 6

Gary Bennett hit a two-out grand slam in the bottom of the ninth to give the Cardinals the win after Pujols and Juan Encarnacion had singled, Ron Belliard walked and Aaron Miles forced out Pujols at home. Bennett had also singled home the game winner in the previous game.  WP-Braden Looper

 

July 13, 2006                                    Cardinals 3, Dodgers 2 (14)

Albert Pujols hit the game-winning home run in the bottom of the 14th off Odalis Perez.  The game had been tied at 2-2 since Jim Edmonds’ two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh.  WP-Braden Looper

 

April 16, 2006                                   Cardinals 8, Reds 7

Albert Pujols sent the Easter crowd home happy with his third homer of the game, following Jason Marquis’s pinch-hit single.  Pujols second home run on the day put the Cardinals up 6-4 in the bottom of the seventh but the Reds answered with three runs in the top of the eighth to take a 7-6 lead.  WP-Braden Looper

 

August 7, 2005                                 Cardinals 5, Atlanta 3

David Eckstein hit a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth following singles by Abraham Nunez, So Taguchi and Hector Luna to give the Cards the victory.  The Braves added a run in the top of the ninth to make it 3-1 after Albert Pujols’ home run in the bottom of the eighth had cut the lead to 2-1.  WP-Ray King

 

July 15, 2005                                    Cardinals 4, Astros 3 (13)

Albert Pujols hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the 11th after Houston had taken the lead in the top of the inning on Mike Lamb’s RBI single.  The Cardinals had taken a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the eighth on Einar Diaz’ homer but Lamb got a sacrifice fly off Jason Isringhausen to tie the game in the top of the ninth. 

WP-Brad Thompson

 

October 20, 2004                             Cardinals 6, Astros 4 (12)

Jim Edmonds sent the Cardinals to Game Seven of the NLCS with his two-run homer in the 12th off Dan Miceli, after Albert Pujols had walked to start the inning.  The Astros tied it in the top of the ninth on Jeff Bagwell’s RBI single against Jason Isringhausen.  WP-Julian Tavarez

 

August 4, 2004                                 Cardinals 5, Expos 4

Albert Pujols led off the bottom of the ninth with a home run off Chad Cordero to win the game.  The Expos tied it in the top of the eighth after the Cardinals had taken a 4-3 lead in the seventh on John Mabry’s two-RBI single.  WP-Julian Tavarez

 

June 18, 2004                                   Cardinals 4, Reds 3 (10)

Albert Pujols led off the bottom of the tenth with a home run off Mike Mathews to give the Cardinals the come from behind win.  They had tied it in the bottom of the ninth on Tony Womack’s infield hit after a two-out single by Marlon Anderson and a double by Ray Lankford.  WP-Julian Tavarez

 

April 29, 2004                                   Cardinals 5, Phillies 4 (13)

Jim Edmonds led off the bottom of the 13th with home run off Amaury Telemaco for the victory.  The Cardinals had taken a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the eighth on Reggie Sanders’ three-run triple but the Phillies tied it in the top of the ninth on Ricky Ledee’s two-run homer off Jason Isringhausen.  WP-Mike Lincoln

 

September 20, 2003                       Cardinals 3, Astros 2 (13)

Albert Pujols hit a one-out home run off Dan Miceli in the bottom of the 13th to give the Cardinals the win.  The game had remained at 2-2 since the bottom of the sixth when Edgar Renteria scored from second on Jeff Kent’s error on Eduardo Perez’s ground ball.  WP-Jason Simontacchi

 

August 28, 2003                               Cardinals 3, Cubs 2

Kerry Robinson led off the bottom of the ninth with a home run for the victory.  The Cubs led 2-0 in the sixth with Carlos Zambrano on the mound but Zambrano’s two-out throwing error on a Matt Morris ground ball allowed Robinson to come up and double in a run to cut it to 2-1.  Scott Rolen followed the next inning with a homer off Zambrano to tie the game.  WP-Mike DeJean

 

August 21, 2003                          Cardinals 6, Pirates 3

Jim Edmonds three-run homer in the ninth sent the Cardinals home winners.  Taguchi and Robinson started the inning with singles before Miguel Cairo struck out on a missed bunt attempt before Edmonds’ blast.  Cairo’s homer in the seventh gave the Cardinals a 3-1 lead but the Pirates tied it on Abraham Nunez’s two-run triple in the eighth off Jason Simontacchi.  WP-Cal Eldred

 

July 12, 2003                                    Cardinals 9, Padres 7 (11)

Albert Pujols hit the game winning home run after J.D. Drew had led off the inning with a single to give the Cardinals the win.  The Padres had tied it in the top of the ninth on Ramon Vasquez’s RBI single off Jason Isringhausen.  WP-Jason Simontacchi

 

May 1, 2003                                      Cardinals 6, Mets 5 (10)

Jim Edmonds’ one-out home run in the bottom of the 10th off Scott Strickland gave the Cardinals a 3-2 victory.  The Cardinals had jumped out to a 5-1 lead on Scott Rolen’s three-run double in the sixth but the Mets came back with one in the seventh and two in the eighth to tie the game.  WP-Cal Eldred

 

July 28, 2002                                    Cardinals 10, Cubs 9

The Cardinals capped a six-run ninth inning come-from-behind victory with Edgar Renteria’s three-run homer.  The inning started with a Fernando Vina single, followed by Miguel Cairo’s RBI double, an RBI single by Edmonds, a walk to Pujols, a J.D. Drew strikeout and a Tino Martinez RBI single before Renteria’s blast off Antonio Alfonseca.  WP-Dave Veres  

 

May 22, 2002                                    Cardinals 3, Astros 2

J.D. Drew completed the Cardinals late inning comeback with a leadoff ninth inning homer off Ricky Stone.  The Cardinals tied it at 2-2 in the bottom of the eighth off Octavio Dotel on a Vina double, Polanco sacrifice and Pujols RBI single.  WP-Dave Veres  

 

April 10, 2002                                    Cardinals 6, Milwaukee 5 (11)

Eduardo Perez’ one-out home run in the bottom of the 11th completed the Cardinals’ comeback from a 5-0 deficit.  Edgar Renteria’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth with two outs tied the game 5-5.  WP-Jason Isringhausen

 

September 3, 2000                          Cardinals 4, Mets 3 (11)

Jim Edmonds’ homer in the bottom of the 11th gave the Cardinals a sweep of the Mets and their third straight walkoff hit in the series.  They took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the eighth on Placido Polanco’s three-run home run but the Mets tied it in the top of the ninth on Bubba Trammell’s two-run home run off Dave Veres.  WP-Matt Morris

 

September 1, 2000                          Cardinals 6, Mets 5

Jim Edmonds one-out home run in the ninth gave the Cardinals the victory.  Edmonds also tied the game 5-5 with an RBI single in the seventh.  Mike Matheny snuffed out the Mets threat in the top of the ninth, throwing out two attempted base stealers.  WP-Dave Veres

 

June 23, 2000                                   Cardinals 9, Dodgers 6 (12)

Craig Paquette had to wait out a 19 minute rain delay with a 2-2 count before taking the next pitch deep for a three-run home run and the win.  The Cardinals were down 6-5 in the bottom of the 11th after a Paul Lo Duca homer with J.D. Drew at the plate with two outs and Polanco at second before a 22 minute rain delay before Drew delivered an RBI single to tie the game.  Mark McGwire earlier tied the game at 5-5 with a home run in the bottom of the eighth.  WP-Gene Stechschulte

 

July 7, 1999                                      Cardinals 2, Reds 1

The Cardinals came from behind on Darren Bragg’s two-run homer off Scott Williamson in the bottom of the ninth.  Willie McGee reached on Barry Larkin’s error to start the inning.  WP-Rick Croushore

 

May 16, 1999                                    Cardinals 5, Dodgers 4

Ray Lankford hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth following a walk to Mark McGwire to give the Cardinals the victory.  Lankford had cut the lead to 4-3 in the sixth with a home run.  WP-Ricky Bottalico

 

May 7, 1999                                      Cardinals 4, Pirates 2

Shawon Dunston hit a two-run homer, following a two-out walk to Darren Bragg for the Cardinal win.  The Pirates tied it at 2-2 in the top of the ninth on RBI doubles by Brian Giles and Kevin Young off Juan Acevedo.  WP-Scott Radinsky

 

July 11, 1998                                    Cardinals 4, Astros 3 (11)

Mark McGwire blasted a Billy Wagner fast ball 485 feet to give the Cardinals the victory after Royce Clayton singled to start the inning and Lankford struck out.  The Astros scored a run off Jeff Brantley in the top of the 11th to take a 3-2 lead.  The game had been tied at 2-2 since Ron Gant’s two-run homer in the fourth.  WP-Lance Painter

 

April 2, 1998                                     Cardinals 8, Dodgers 5 (12)

Mark McGwire hit a two-out, three-run homer in the 12th to give the Cardinals the win.  Juan Acevedo reached on an infield hit and Royce Clayton was hit by a pitch before McGwire’s homer.  The Cardinals had taken a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the eighth on Delino DeShields’ two-run single but Braden Looper gave up a two-run homer to Thomas Howard in the top of the ninth to tie the game 5-5.  WP-Juan Acevedo





Related articles:
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”Skip Continues Cards Long Final At-Bat Run”
“Cards Last At-Bat Wins vs. Cubs: 2000-2008”

Coming:
“Ten Plus Years of Cardinals Game-Winning RBIs”
“Last At-Bat St. Louis Cardinals Postseason Wins”



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