“Usually, I am real serious before a game,” said Wainwright, who won 19 and 20 games in he two seasons before having elbow ligament replacement surgery last February. “Once I get kind of locked in, usually I don’t have much emotion to show for guys saying, `Let’s go,’ or anything like that.
“Today, when they said … on the mound today, pitcher Adam Wainwright, the crowd kind of applauded, I was out there cheering in the outfield for sure.”
Wainwright struck out two and walked one in his first outing since Sept. 24, 2010.
“I haven’t accomplished anything yet, but there’s a sense that my rehab process is coming to an end,” Wainwright said. “I’m a normal pitcher again.” …-
ROGERS HORNSBY (1896-1963) Played 23-Seasons In The Major Leagues, 12 Of Which He Played For The St. Louis Cardinals (Who He Helped Lead To Their 1st World Series Championship In 1926).
HORNSBY Hit Over .400 In A Season 3-Times, Once Hitting .424 (A Mark Never Achieved Again By ANY Player), Had A Lifetime Batting-Average Of .358 (2Nd Only To TY COBB), And Is Considered By Many To Be THE Greatest Second-Baseman In Major League History.