Adam Wainwright reflects:
"His mental strength set him apart. While there's no doubt he worked harder than any pitcher I've ever played beside, his mental tenacity stood out even more. In my opinion, he's one of the mentally toughest athletes in history, whatever the sport."
"One of the greatest compliments you can give a pitcher is that the bigger the game, the better he pitches. And I can't think of many pitchers who pitched better in big games than my friend and former rotation mate, Chris Carpenter."
With the Cardinals: 2003-2012 (Career summary)
W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO HB BAA 9 Seasons 95-44 3.07 198 197 21 10 0 1348 2/3 1221 501 460 109 296 1085 50 .242
- Inducted into the St. Louis Cardinals HOF - 2016
- First in franchise history with a winning percentage of .633 among pitchers with at least 1,000 innings.
- Topped all major league starters in winning percentage and ranked third in ERA during his 9 active seasons with the Cardinals
- First in franchise history with 10 postseason wins, including 4 in 2011.
- The only Cardinals pitcher in franchise history with four or more starts to have not lost in World Series. (3-0, 2.00 ERA)
- Became only the 2nd Cardinals pitcher to receive the Cy Young award. (2005)
- Had the 2nd longest consecutive winning streak of any Cardinals pitcher. (13 in 2005)
- Was first in league ERA (2.24), winning percentage (,810) and was the Cy Young runner-up in 2004.
- Twice honored with the Comeback Player of the Year in 2004 and 2009.
- Started the 2005 All-Star game - first Cardinals pitcher to start an All-Star game in 32 years. (All-Star Game summary)
- Drove in 6 runs on 10/1/2009 against the Reds with a Grand Slam and a two-run double.
- Signed with the Cardinals in December 2009 as a free agent.
- June 14th, 2005 - throws a one-hit shutout at Toronto.
- October 24th, 2006 - throws a three-hit shutout in Game 3 of the World Series.
- September 10th, 2009 - throws a one-hit shutout at Milwaukee.
- September 28th, 2011 - throws a two-hit shutout at Houston to clinch a playoff berth.
- October 11th, 2011 - throws a three-hit shutout at Philadelphia to clinch the NLDS.
Chris Carpenter (Pitcher, 2004-12 ) (2005 Cy Young)
(Pictures taken in 2007(l), 2010(r))
- GameDay Magazine #4 2016
- St. Louis Cardinls 2017 Yearbook
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 10/1/2004
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