They’ve won two World Series titles together, and they’ve also had their fair share of complete games.
It’s been a long journey for these two veterans, one of which is in his final big-league season and another who might also call it quits at the end of the year.
But today, the longtime St. Louis Cardinals battery made some history, tying the historic Detroit Tigers duo Mickey Lolich and Bill Freehan for the most starts made as a pitcher-catcher duo in baseball history with 324.
Yadi and Waino for the 324th time.
That ties the MLB record for starts as batterymates. 👏 pic.twitter.com/nHoanSkL3Z
— MLB (@MLB) September 8, 2022
Waino, Yadi Tie History
This is something that Cardinals fans have been waiting to see for a while.
Their pursuit of the record was put on hold when Molina spent over a month on the injured list.
One more start, which will likely take place on September 14 when the Milwaukee Brewers are in town, will break the all-time record, and that’s certainly something that Cardinals fans are going to want to see.
The journey that Wainwright and Molina have been on together for the past 18 seasons has been remarkable.
Nobody would have guessed that after Wainwright recorded the last out of the 2006 World Series that these two would still be at it in 2022.
Yet here they both are, performing at a high level and making important history, and they’ve done it all with just one team.
That’s a rarity these days.
But if both of these legends end up retiring at the end of the year, Cardinals fans will be fortunate enough to have seen them make a ton of history and share great moments together for the past two decades.