Slim Sallee became the first pitcher in Cardinal history to steal home on July 22, 1913 in a game against the Brooklyn Superbas. The Redbird lefty performed the feat in the game’s third inning, scoring the first run in St. Louis’s 3-1 victory over Brooklyn at Ebbets Field.
Stealing home is a very rare feat in Major League Baseball, and it is even more rare to see a pitcher pull it off. On 22 July 1913, Harry Franklin “Slim” Sallee became the first pitcher in St. Louis Cardinals history to steal home plate. He did so in the third inning at Ebbets Field in a 3-1 victory over the Brooklyn Superbas (a.k.a. Dodgers).