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Pirates Destroy Cardinals, 19-0, Set Record for Highest Score in Shutout

Aug. 3, 1961 - The Pirates bombarded St. Louis with a major league season high of 24 hits today and buried the Cardinals, 19-0. They tied the National League modern record for the highest score in a shutout game. The 19 runs also tied the National League season high, by San Francisco on July 4. Harvey Haddix was the Pirate pitcher and gave only four hits. Roberto Clemente (pictured), Smoky Burgess, Dick Stuart and Bill Mazeroski were the big guns as the Pirates broke out of a five-game losing streak and moved back into fifth place. Clemente had five straight hits, two of them doubles, in six times at bat. He raised his league-leading average to .366.

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