Yadier Molina has entered MLB’s record books with 2,000 games caught with the Cardinals
Molina’s younger brother has the biggest impact.
Yadier Molina, the perpetual Cardinals catcher, made history on Wednesday with St. Louis 2,000. caught in the game. Molina is the first round in the history of the major leagues to reach 2,000 games caught with one team, and six catchers have reached that plateau.
Fans and opponents also recognized Molina, who received a standing ovation at Busch Stadium on Wednesday.
Following the first pitch, Yadier Molina received a standing ovation for being the first catcher to catch 2,000 games for a team. 👏 pic.twitter.com/ZnJTj8DC6Y
– MLB (@MLB) April 14, 2021
It fits on Wednesday that Molina’s drummer is Adam Wainwright, who has paired up with 277 games Molina – the sixth of all modern-era eras (since 1900).
After throwing the first pitch, Yadi’s longtime drummer Adam Wainwright walked through the mound to give Molina a chance to acknowledge his achievement.
Incredible moment ♥ ️ pic.twitter.com/6oChTE9t6H
– ESPN (@espn) April 14, 2021
Molina joins a fairly separate list of delays, including the Hall of Fame Ivan Rodriguez, Carlton Fisk and Gary Carter. There are other catchers to reach, including pirates Jason Kendall and Bob Boone Phillies, Angels and Royals.
Molina’s long career has included nine Golden Gloves (four for Best Defender in the Platinum Right Game), two World Series wins and nine Star Games.
Of course, Molina’s historic day will spark a debate in the Hall of Fame. That’s right … we’ll leave that for another day.