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On This Date in Cardinals History, June 11, 1944

Tired of watching the Cardinals hit into double plays? On this date in 1944 the Redbirds set the record for enticing their opponent into twin killings in a double header with nine.

St. Louis turns four double plays in the first game against Cincinnati, a lightning fast contest that took 1:36 to play and ended in a 3-1 St. Louis win. They topped the feat by turning five double dips in the second match. The Cardinals won that game 4-1 in 1:38 with the extra run apparantly counting for the extra two minutes.

The latter game was tied at one until the top of the sixth inning when Walker Cooper, Whitey Kurowski and Danny Litwhiler hit back-to-back-to-back homers at Crosley Field.

Stan Musial collected two hits in five at-bats in each game of the double header while playing center and right field.