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Last Night's Milestones

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While Girardi was understandably back in the Florida, the rookies have kicked  it into overdrive setting NL and franchise records.  I hope Joe got a chance to catch it on the tube.

Where to start?  I guess the NL home run record is as good as any.

Josh Willingham hit his 20th home run, making him and Uggla the first pair of rookie teammates in National League history to hit at least 20 home runs.

Uggla accomplishments prior to last night received notice from the Elias Sport Bureau.

Uggla is the fourth National League player in the past 50 years to hit at least 20 homers and drive in at least 75 runs in his first big-league season. The others are Frank Robinson (38-53; 1956), Orlando Cepeda (25-96; 1958) and Albert Pujols (37-130; 2001)

Uggla also tied a franchise rookie record and one that will soon be his own.

Uggla drove in four runs to raise his total to 79, matching the club record for a rookie set in 1993 by Jeff Conine,

But when Oogie hit the home run he also put his name in the new Busch Stadium record books, at least for now.

Uggla's two-run homer in the eighth was estimated at 449 feet, the longest at new Busch Stadium and 3 feet longer than one by Todd Hollandsworth of the Indians on June 25.

But last night wasn't only the Uggla and Willingham show.  Ramirez, not to be out done, had his own record to break.

...his ninth triple set a franchise record, giving him one more than Alex Gonzalez in 1999.

Next year's Media Guide is going to look a lot different.