Albert Pujols hit two home runs, then caught the warmup tosses when star catcher Yadier Molina made his first pitching appearance to close out the St. Louis Cardinals’ romp over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.
Like his teammate and long-time pal Albert Pujols did a week ago in a lopsided Cardinals’ win over the San Francisco Giants, Yadier Molina got the chance Sunday to close out the game for St. Louis on the pitcher’s mound—the first pitching appearance of his 19-year MLB playing career.
More than a decade removed from the tragedy, Joplin commemorates a period filled with pain, pride, and progress. Sunday officially marks one decade since a devastating EF5 tornado swept through Joplin, Missouri.
The Wilson boys, national archery champions in the 1940's and 50's and originators of a multi-million dollar bow-making company in Nixa that ships all over the world, are being inducted into the National Archery Hall of Fame (housed in Bass Pro Shops in Springfield) on Saturday night.