The Secret Weapon

On September 24, 1988, by catching for one inning in a game against the New York Mets, the Cardinals’ Jose Oquendo, aka The Secret Weapon, becomes the first National League player in 70 years to play all nine positions in one season.

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