Bob Gibson became the first pitcher to start the season with five consecutive strikeouts as the Cardinals had a season-opening record crowd of 38,117 on April 11, 1967.
It was a few minutes past 10 p.m. and the Cardinals were in a kidding mood in the clubhouse. "I'm tied for the lead in home runs, I'm first in runs batted in and I'm 1.000 in stealing bases," said Lou Brock. "I think in go in and ask for $100,000."
Brock was asked if he had been looking tor any particular pitch from Juan Marichal when he whacked a decisive three-run homer in the second inning of a 6-0 victory for Bob Gibson over the San Francisco Giants in the Cardinals' season opener at Busch Memorial Stadium.