The strangest streak of the year ended in the strangest possible way.
Yadier Molina stole a base Thursday for the Cardinals.
Molina stole a base after no Cardinal had stolen a base in more than a month. Molina, who has 23 steals in 891 career games, broke a steal-less streak that had extended 33 games, since a Tyler Greene steal on June 9 against the Astros.
According to research through baseball-reference.com, the 33-game streak is the longest in baseball since 1977, when the Indians went 35 games without a steal. It's the longest by a Cardinal team since the 1950s.
"I don't want that record," manager Tony La Russa said Wednesday.
They won't get it. In the ninth inning of their 6-2 win over the Mets, Molina took off and reached second base without a throw.
Just like that, the strangest streak was over . . . in the strangest way.