newYou can now listen to Fox News articles!
Rewrite the history books, Major League Baseball.
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright and catcher Yadier Molina made their 325th appearance as a starting battery on Wednesday, breaking the major league mark set by Detroit’s Mickey Lollich and Bill Freehan from 1963-1975.
When they took to the field to start the game on Wednesday, the duo received a standing ovation as they walked from the bullpen into the dugout.
Leadoff hitter Christian Yelich took the first pitch of the night with honors and Molina bowled a memorial ball that set the record in the dugout.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM
The pair made their first debut together on April 6, 2007 in Houston. Wainwright recorded his first 212 wins as a starter with Molina as his catcher, a major league record for battery mates.
Molina is wearing a special catcher’s mask for this occasion.
Their two notable moments came together in 2006, when Wainwright defeated Mets Carlos Beltrán to win the NLCS. Wright then defeated Brandon Inge of the Tigers to win the 2006 World Series. Both strikes culminated in a huge hug near the mound.
Wainwright began his career as a reliever but became a full-time starter in 2007. Molina, 40, will retire at the end of this season. Wainwright, 41, has not publicly announced a decision on his plans for 2023.
Molina debuted in 2004. Wainwright entered the majors in 2005, but was mostly used as a reliever in his first two seasons.
The battery record will last for a long time. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the next highest starts by battery are Kyle Hendrix and Wilson Contreras of the Chicago Cubs, who are on 105.
Cardinals duo Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina tie MLB record for debut together
The catcher who caught Wainwright for the second time in his career is Gary Bennett, who caught him 29 times in 87.1 innings.
Now that Wainwright and Molina are chasing history, all eyes are on Albert Pujols, three home runs away from becoming the fourth player to join the 700 home run club.
He recently surpassed Alex Rodriguez (696) to score the fourth-highest home run of all time.
Click here to get Fox News App
The Cardinals lead the NL Central over the Milwaukee Brewers by seven games.