September 24, 1988

By catching for one inning in a game against the New York Mets, the Cardinals’ Jose Oquendo becomes the first National League player in 70 years to play all nine positions in one season.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.