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On This Date in Cardinals History: Aug. 8

On this date in 1985 Cardinals pitcher John Tudor throws a one-hitter against the Cubs at Wrigley field to record his sixth shutout of the season.

He went on to record 10 shutouts in 1985, making the southpaw the most recent National Leaguer to reach double figures in shutouts.

Tudor started the year 1-7, but the 8-0 victory is his 12th in his last 13 decisions. During the hot streak he allowed 77 hits in 114 1/3 innings and compiled a 1.18 ERA. Opponents hit .190 against him and he struck out 74 while walking 13.

Tudor would win his remaining nine decisions to finish the season at 21-8 with a 1.93 ERA and lead the Redbirds to the National League Pennant.

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