Fourth most all time for a battery.
Seventeen seasons ago Adam Wainwright threw his first pitch of his Major League career. It was not to Yadier Molina. Molina had been replaced the inning before, putting Einar Diaz behind the plate. The next and only game Wainwright appeared in during the 2005 season, he was a pinch runner for Albert Pujols and didn’t throw a single pitch. It wasn’t until 2006 on April 3 that Adam Wainwright threw his first big league pitch to Yadier Molina. It was 90 miles per hour fastball up and in to Mike Lieberthal. I linked it below.
Wainwright would go to pitch in over 1,989 innings to Molina in 344 games total, seventeen seasons together. stlcardsfan4 goes into more detail about their adventures during this time in his post A look at the origins of the Wainwright-Molina battery. On April 6, 2007 they made their first start together as a battery.
They would go on to make 299 more (and counting)…
Only the fourth battery in history to reach 300 starts together. Congrats @Yadimolina04 and @UncleCharlie50
Name a more iconic duo. We’ll wait… pic.twitter.com/7gNbvmgc3W
— MLBPA (@MLBPA) September 4, 2021
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