On This Day

St. Louis Cardinals in History

Events in Sport

  • 1903-08-07 Tommy Corcoran sets MLB record for shortstops when he records 14 assists in Cincinnati's 4 - 2 win v St. Louis Cardinals
  • 1906-07-20 Brooklyn Superbas pitcher Mal Eason no-hits St Louis Cardinals, 2-0 at Robison Field, St. Louis
  • 1907-08-11 St Louis Cardinals pitcher Ed Karger throws a perfect game vs Boston Doves; wins 4-0 in 7 innings at Robison Field, St. Louis
  • 1908-08-06 St Louis Cardinals Johnny Lush pitches 2nd career no-hitter vs Brooklyn Superbas; wins, 2-0 (1st no-hitter 1906)
  • 1915-08-18 Braves Field opens in Boston to see Braves beat St. Louis Cardinals, 3-1
  • 1920-07-01 St Louis Cardinals become tenants of their AL rival St Louis Browns, as they abandon Robison Field midway through the MLB season and return to Sportsman's Park
  • 1922-06-12 St Louis Cardinals make MLB record 10 straight hits in 6th inning of a 14-8 win over the Phillies at the Baker Bowl, Philadelphia

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1922-09-20 St. Louis Cardinals future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Rogers Hornsby ends hitting streak of 33 games

MLB Hall of Fame 2nd Baseman and Manager Rogers Hornsby
MLB Hall of Fame 2nd Baseman and Manager
Rogers Hornsby
  • 1922-09-24 St Louis Cardinals future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Rogers Hornsby sets National League HR mark at 42
  • 1922-10-01 St. Louis Cardinals 2nd baseman Rogers Hornsby hits 3-for-5 in 7-1 regular season ending win v Chicago Cubs; improves batting average to .401; only MLB player to bat .400 and hit 40 HRs in same season

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1926-10-06 Babe Ruth becomes first MLB player to hit 3 home runs in a World Series game as NY Yankees beat St. Louis Cardinals, 10-5 in Game 4 at Sportsman's Park, St. Louis

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1926-12-20 St. Louis Cardinals trade future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Rogers Hornsby to NY Giants for Frankie Frisch & Jimmy Ring; concerns over Hornsby's gambling
  • 1927-01-31 NL rules future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Rogers Hornsby can't hold stock in the St. Louis Cardinals and play for the NY Giants; earns $2,916 dividend on same day
  • 1928-10-04 25th World Series begins at Yankee Stadium with Bronx Bombers beating St Louis Cardinals, 4-1; sweep series for 2nd consecutive year
  • 1929-07-06 St. Louis Cardinals set MLB run record with 28 runs on 28 hits (28-6 v Phillies)
  • 1931-09-27 Closest NL batting race ends St. Louis Cardinals Chick Hafey's .34889 beats N.Y. Giants Bill Terry's .34861 [1]
  • 1931-10-01 Philadelphia Athletics seek 3rd straight World Series baseball title; beat St. Louis Cardinals, 6-2 in opener at Sportsman's Park; lose series, 4-3

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1933-07-02 NY Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell works 18 innings of shutout ball without a walk to beat St Louis Cardinals, 1-0

Baseball Pitcher Carl Hubbell
Baseball Pitcher
Carl Hubbell
  • 1934-09-21 St Louis Cardinals pitching Dean brothers shut-out Brooklyn Dodgers in a doubleheader; Dizzy, in a 13-0 rout and Paul, with a 3-0 no-hitter
  • 1936-09-27 First baseman Walter Alston plays in his only major league game for the St. Louis Cardinals; manages Brooklyn/LA Dodgers for 23 years

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1938-03-23 Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis frees 74 St Louis Cardinals minor league players

1st MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis
1st MLB Commissioner
Kenesaw Mountain Landis
  • 1942-10-05 St Louis Cardinals win club's 4th Baseball World Series; beat NY Yankees, 4-2 in Game 5 at Yankee Stadium for 4-1 series victory

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1943-11-11 New York Yankees pitcher Spud Chandler wins AL MVP; St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Stan Musial wins NL MVP

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1946-10-01 St. Louis Cardinals beats Brooklyn Dodgers, 4-2 in first MLB play-off game for a league championship (NL); St Louis wins series, 2-0
  • 1947-08-16 Future Baseball HOF outfielder Ralph Kiner hits 3 successive HRs for host Pittsburgh Pirates in a 12-7 win over St. Louis Cardinals; both clubs smash a then MLB record 10 homers
  • 1947-09-22 Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant as Chicago defeats St. Louis Cardinals in second game of a double header
  • 1948-12-02 After one of the best seasons in baseball history, St Louis Cardinals utility Stan Musial is named NL MVP; leads NL in batting average (.365), runs (135), RBI (131), hits (230), doubles (46), triples (18) & slugging (.702), with 39 HRs
  • 1949-07-25 St Louis Cardinal Stan Musial hits for the cycle beating Bkln 14-1
  • 1950-05-18 MLB St. Louis Cardinals baseman Tommy Glaviano makes 3 consecutive errors on grounders
  • 1952-09-28 St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Stan Musial makes his only major league pitching appearance, throwing one pitch to Chicago Cubs Frank Baumholtz
  • 1953-02-20 August A. Busch buys St. Louis Cardinals MLB club from Fred Saigh for $3.75 million; pledges not to move the team from St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1955-07-22 Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-3 to complete a team record 11-game winning streak; longest win-streak since 1892
  • 1958-09-01 St Louis Cardinals pitcher Vinegar Bend Mizell walks a NL record 9 batters in a 1-0 shutout of Cincinnati Reds
  • 1959-08-02 Milwaukee Braves outfielder Bill Bruton hits 3 triples in 11-5 win v St. Louis Cardinals; 2 of them bases loaded, first time in 20th Century

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1959-08-22 Cincinnati Reds future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Frank Robinson hits 3 consecutive HRs (6 RBIs) in 11-4 win over St. Louis Cardinals at Crosley Field

MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager Frank Robinson
MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager
Frank Robinson
  • 1961-07-05 St Louis Cardinals first baseman Bill White smashes 3 HRs & a double in 9-1 rout of LA Dodgers
  • 1961-08-02 St Louis Cardinals (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 36-7 in an exhibition game in Toronto, Canada
  • 1961-08-03 Pittsburgh Pirates rout the St. Louis Cardinals, 19-0, the largest lopsided shutout in NL history
  • 1961-11-05 NFL St Louis Cardinals' Bill Stacy, returns 2 interceptions for TDs vs Dallas Cowboys

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1964-04-14 LA Dodgers' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax throws his 9th complete game without allowing a walk in 4-0 Opening Day win over St. Louis Cardinals

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax
  • 1964-08-16 St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Curt Flood gets 8 straight hits in a doubleheader split against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium
  • 1964-10-15 St Louis Cardinals beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 61st World Series

Sport awardNFL Pro Bowl

1966-01-16 16th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: East beats West, 36-7; MVPs: Jim Brown, Cleveland Browns, RB; Dale Meinert, St. Louis Cardinals, LB

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • 1967-07-22 Atlanta Braves establish MLB record for number of pitchers called upon in one inning; 5 used in 9th inning of 5-4 defeat to St. Louis Cardinals
  • 1967-10-04 St Louis Cardinals beat Boston Red Sox, 2-1 in Game 1 of Baseball World Series at Fenway Park; first Fall Classic since 1948 not to feature Yankees, Giants or Dodgers; Cards win series, 4-3
  • 1968-06-01 St. Louis Cardinals side-arming left-hander Joe Hoerner ties NL record for most consecutive strikeouts by a relief pitcher, fanning the final 6 batters to earn a 6-5 victory over the New York Mets
  • 1968-09-17 Gaylord Perry (Giants) no-hits St Louis Cardinals, 1-0
  • 1969-04-14 First regular-season MLB game played outside the United States; Montreal Expos beat St. Louis Cardinals, 8-7 at Parc Jarry, Montreal
  • 1969-06-29 On 'Billy Williams Day' at Wrigley Field, Chicago, the Cubs outfielder passes Stan Musial's NL record for consecutive MLB games played (896) as Chicago sweeps St. Louis Cardinals, 3-1 and 12-1

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1972-02-25 Lopsided MLB trade - St. Louis Cardinals trade pitcher Steve Carlton to Philadelphia Phillies for pitcher Rick Wise

Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton
  • 1973-12-09 NFL St. Louis Cardinal Jim Bakken kicks 6 field goals vs Atlanta Falcons
  • 1976-05-22 St Louis Cardinal Reggie Smith hits 3 HR
  • 1976-08-16 St. Louis Cardinals beat San Diego Chargers, 20-10 in Tokyo, Japan (NFL Expo)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1977-08-29 St Louis Cardinal Lou Brock eclipses Ty Cobb's 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1980-12-22 MLB St. Louis Cardinals release outfielder Bobby Bonds
  • 1982-10-10 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Atlanta Braves, 3-0
  • 1983-08-06 First NFL exhibition game in Europe; Minnesota Vikings beat St Louis Cardinals 28-10 at London's Wembley Stadium
  • 1984-09-03 St. Louis Cardinals closer Bruce Sutter breaks NL record for saves in a season with his 38th in 7-3 win v NY Mets
  • 1985-08-01 St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Vince Coleman steals 2 bases in 1st inning of 9-8 loss v Cubs to set a NL rookie record 74
  • 1985-09-22 St Louis Cardinals set an unusual streak record by winning 9 of 10 games, each pitched by a different man
  • 1985-10-16 KC Royals & St Louis Cardinals win their league championships
  • 1985-10-16 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 2
  • 1987-10-14 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat San Francisco Giants, 4 games to 3
  • 1988-01-16 NFL St Louis Cardinals announce move to Phoenix
  • 1988-03-15 NFL's St Louis Cardinals officially move to Phoenix
  • 1993-09-07 St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Mark Whiten hits 4 HRs & 12 RBIs in 15-2 win at Cincinnati Reds
  • 1996-10-17 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3
  • 1997-05-16 Atlanta Braves beat St Louis Cardinals, 1-0 in 13 innings
  • 1997-05-16 MLB St Louis Cardinal Gary Gaetti records his 2,000th hit

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1997-07-31 A's first baseman Mark McGwire becomes MLB's top home run hitter to be traded in the middle of a season when he moves from Oakland to St. Louis Cardinals (34 home runs and 81 RBI)

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 1997-09-16 Mark McGwire signs with the St Louis Cardinals for $26M
  • 1997-09-28 St Louis Cardinals Mark McGwire hits his 58th HR of 1997 (34 with Oak A's)
  • 2000-10-16 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1
  • 2001-09-03 In just his 11th start, St. Louis Cardinals' rookie pitcher Bud Smith no-hits the San Diego Padres, 4-0
  • 2002-10-14 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1
  • 2004-10-21 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Houston Astros, 4 games to 3
  • 2004-10-27 World Series Baseball: Boston beats St. Louis, 3-0 in Game 4 at Busch Stadium to sweep Cardinals and win Red Sox first title since 1918; MVP: Boston outfielder Manny Ramirez
  • 2005-08-05 St. Louis Cardinals 1st baseman Albert Pujols becomes the first player to connect for 30 home runs in each of his first 5 MLB seasons
  • 2005-10-19 MLB National League Championship: Houston Astros beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 2
  • 2006-10-19 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat New York Mets, 4 games to 3
  • 2006-10-27 World Series Baseball: St. Louis beats Detroit Tigers, 4-2 in Game 5 at Busch Stadium to win Cardinals' 10th title in franchise history; MVP: Cardinals infielder David Eckstein
  • 2011-10-16 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Milwaukee Brewers, 4 games to 2
  • 2011-10-27 MLB World Series Game 6: St. Louis Cardinal 3B David Freese hits game-tying 2 run triple with 2 outs in the 9th and then hits walk-off home run in the 11th
  • 2011-10-28 World Series Baseball: St. Louis beats Texas Rangers, 6-2 in Game 7 at Busch Stadium to win Cardinals' 11th title; MVP: Cardinals 3rd baseman David Freese
  • 2012-06-01 Johan Santana throws first no-hitter in the New York Mets' 50-year MLB history when he beats the St. Louis Cardinals, 8 - 0
  • 2012-10-22 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3
  • 2013-10-18 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 2
  • 2013-10-30 World Series Baseball: Boston Red Sox beat St Louis Cardinals, 6-1 in Game 6 at Fenway Park to win title; MVP: Boston slugger David Ortiz
  • 2014-10-16 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1
  • 2017-06-06 Scooter Gennet hits four home runs in Cincinnati Reds 13-1 victory at home against St. Louis Cardinals, 17th player to do so

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1874-10-12 Jimmy Burke, American MLB third baseman (Pittsburgh Pirates), coach (World Series 1932, NY Yankees) and manager (St. Louis Cardinals), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1942)
  • 1877-10-28 Joe Adams, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Cowden, Illinois (d. 1952)
  • 1879-06-11 Roger Bresnahan, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher, outfielder and manager (St. Louis Cardinals; first shin guards and batting helmet), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1944)

Person of interestBranch Rickey

1881-12-20 Branch Rickey, American baseball player (St. Louis Browns), manager (St. Louis Cardinals, Brooklyn Dodgers) and sports executive, born in Stockdale, Ohio (d. 1965)

Baseball Player and Sports Executive Branch Rickey
Baseball Player and Sports Executive
Branch Rickey
  • 1882-05-18 Charles "Babe" Adams, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1906-26 (1 game with St. Louis Cardinals; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Tipton, Indiana (d. 1968)
  • 1891-01-28 Bill Doak, American baseball pitcher (NL ERA leader 1914, 21; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1954)
  • 1896-02-01 Frank Lane, American MLB executive (GM Chicago WS, St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, KC Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1981)

Person of interestRogers Hornsby

1896-04-27 Rogers Hornsby, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman ( NL MVP 1925, 29; 7 x NL batting champion; St. Louis Cardinals, Browns, Chicago Cubs) and manager (Cardinals, Browns, Cubs), born in Winters, Texas (d. 1963)

MLB Hall of Fame 2nd Baseman and Manager Rogers Hornsby
MLB Hall of Fame 2nd Baseman and Manager
Rogers Hornsby
  • 1904-02-29 John "Pepper" Martin, American baseball utility (MLB All-Star 1933–35, 37; World Series 1931, 34; NL stolen base leader 1933, 34, 36; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Temple, Oklahoma (d. 1965)
  • 1904-03-30 Ripper Collins, American baseball first baseman (MLB All-Star 1935, 36, 37; World Series 1931, 34; NL HR leader 1934; St Louis Cardinals), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania (d. 1970)
  • 1905-12-05 Gus Mancuso, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1984)
  • 1911-01-16 Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, HOF baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1911-11-03 Johnny Keane, American baseball manager (World Series 1964 St. Louis Cardinals; NY Yankees), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1967)
  • 1912-05-27 Terry Moore, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Vernon, Alabama (d. 1995)
  • 1913-08-14 Paul Dean, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Lucas, Arkansas (d. 1981)
  • 1915-01-08 Walker Cooper, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1942–44, 46–50; World Series 1942, 44; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Atherton, Missouri (d. 1991)
  • 1915-08-18 Max Lanier, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1943-44; World Series 1942, 44; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Denton, North Carolina (d. 2007)
  • 1915-11-18 Ken Burkhart, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals) and umpire, born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 2004)
  • 1916-03-01 Bing Devine, American MLB executive (St. Louis Cardinals, NY Mets), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • 1916-04-04 Mickey Owen, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Nixa, Missouri (d. 2005)
  • 1916-07-18 Johnny Hopp, American baseball outfielder, first baseman (MLB All-Star 1946; World Series 1942, 44, 50, 51; St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Hastings, Nebraska (d. 2003)
  • 1917-09-03 Eddie Stanky, American baseball 2nd baseman (MLB All Star 1947, 48, 50; Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Braves, NY Giants) and manager (St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago WS, Texas Rangers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1917-12-01 Marty Marion, American baseball shortstop and manager (MLB All-Star 1943–50; NL MVP 1944; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Richburg, South Carolina (d. 2011)
  • 1918-10-04 Red Munger, American baseball (MLB All Star 1944, 47, 49; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1996)
  • 1920-08-21 Gerry Staley, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1952-53, 60; St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox), born in Brush Prairie, Washington (d. 2008)

Person of interestStan Musial

1920-11-21 Stan Musial, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (24 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1942, 44, 46; NL MVP 1943, 46, 48; 7 × NL batting champion; St Louis Cardinals), born in Donora, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1923-04-17 Solly Hemus, American baseball infielder (St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies) and manager (St. Louis Cardinals 1959–61), born in Phoenix, Arizona (d. 2017)

Person of interestJack Buck

1924-08-21 Jack Buck, American sports announcer (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts (d. 2002)

Sportscaster Jack Buck
Sportscaster
Jack Buck
  • 1931-06-01 Hal Smith, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1957, 59²; St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Barling, Arkansas (d. 2014)
  • 1931-06-02 Larry Jackson, American baseball pitcher (5x MLB All-Star; MLB wins leader 1964; St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Nampa, Idaho (d. 1990)
  • 1931-11-09 Whitey Herzog, American baseball manager (St Louis Cardinals), born in New Athens, Illinois
  • 1933-12-04 Dick Ricketts Jr., American basketball center (# 1 overall pick 1955 NBA draft St. Louis Hawks) and baseball pitcher (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania (d. 1988)
  • 1935-07-08 John David Crow, American College Football Hall of Fame back and tight end (Heisman Trophy 1957, Texas A & M; Pro Bowl 1959, 60, 62, 65; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Marion, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1935-11-09 Bob Gibson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1968, 70; NL MVP 1968; 9 x MLB All Star; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2020)
  • 1938-03-24 Larry Wilson, American Pro Football Hall of Fame free safety (8 x Pro Bowl; 6 x All Pro 1st Team; NFL Defensive Player of Year 1966; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Rigby, Idaho (d. 2020)
  • 1939-06-18 Lou Brock, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (6 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1964, 67; 8 × NL stolen base leader; St Louis Cardinals), born in El Dorado, Arkansas (d. 2020)
  • 1940-11-02 Jim Bakken, American NFL punter and place kicker (Pro Bowl 1965, 67, 75-76; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1940-12-26 Ray Sadecki, American MLB player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Kansas City, KS, (d. 2014)
  • 1944-04-29 Jim Hart, American NFL quarterback (St Louis Cardinals), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1945-04-02 Reggie Smith, American baseball outfielder (7 x MLB All Star; World Series 1981; Gold Glove Award 1968; Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, LA Dodgers), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1945-09-13 Rick Wise, American MLB pitcher, 1964-82, 2X All-Star (Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, and 3 other teams), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • 1949-07-21 Al Hrabosky, American MLB player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Oakland, California
  • 1950-05-11 Dane Iorg, American MLB baseball player, 1977-86 (Philadelphia Philles, St. Louis Cardinals, and 2 other teams), born in Eureka, California
  • 1951-06-24 Ken Reitz, American baseball third baseman (MLB All Star 1980; Gold Glove Award 1975; St. Louis Cardinals), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2021)
  • 1952-11-08 John Denny, American baseball pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1983; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Prescott, Arizona

Person of interestKeith Hernandez

1953-10-20 Keith Hernandez, MLB 1st baseman (St Louis Cardinals, NY Mets), born in San Francisco, California

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez
  • 1954-06-29 Rick Honeycutt, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1954-10-03 Dennis Eckersley, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1992; AL MVP 1992; Oakland A's), born in Oakland, California

Person of interestOzzie Smith

1954-12-26 Ozzie Smith, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (15 x MLB All-Star; 13 x Gold Glove Award; World Series 1982; NL Silver Slugger Award 1987; NLCS MVP 1985; SD Padres, St Louis Cardinals), born in Mobile, Alabama

Baseball Player Ozzie Smith
Baseball Player
Ozzie Smith
  • 1955-12-22 Lonnie Smith, American MLB baseball outfielder, 1978-94; (Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, and 3 other teams), WS wins with 3 different teams, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1957-05-09 John Stuper, baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1957-09-23 Tony Fossas, Cuba, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1958-08-19 Gary Gaetti, American baseball infielder (MLB All-Star 1988, 89; World Series 1987; Gold Glove Award 1986–89; Minnesota Twins), born in Centralia Illinois
  • 1958-11-02 Willie McGee, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1983, 85, 87-88; NL MVP 1985; St Louis Cardinals), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1959-10-08 Mike Morgan, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Tulare, California
  • 1961-08-21 Danny Sheaffer, American MLB catcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1961-08-26 Jeff Parrett, American pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1962-07-30 Tom Pagnozzi, American baseball catcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Tucson, Arizona

Person of interestMark McGwire

1963-10-01 Mark McGwire, American MLB 1st baseman, coach (12-time All Star, Oakland A's, St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pomona, California

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 1964-01-29 John Habyan, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1964-07-02 Joe Magrane, American baseball player nicknamed "Maddog" (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Des Moines, Iowa

Person of interestRon Gant

1965-03-02 Ron Gant, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1992, 95; Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds) and broadcaster (WAGA-TV, co-host 'Good Day Atlanta', born in Victoria, Texas

MLB Outfielder Ron Gant
MLB Outfielder
Ron Gant
  • 1965-04-05 Cris Carpenter, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers), born in St. Augustine, Florida
  • 1965-05-20 Todd Stottlemyre, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals, Blue Jays), born in Yakima, Washington
  • 1965-07-29 Luis Alicea, Santurce Puerto Rico, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1965-11-18 Mark Petkovsek, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1966-02-24 Rene Arocha, Cubans-American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1966-11-25 Mark Whiten, American MLB baseball outfielder (4 home runs in one game 1993; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1967-03-29 Brian Jordan, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1967-04-23 Rhéal Cormier, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (St. Louis Cardinals; Philadelphia Phillies; Boston Red Sox), born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada (d. 2021) [1]
  • 1967-06-05 Ray Lankford, Modesto California, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1967-08-20 Andy Benes, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • 1969-02-03 Terry Bradshaw, American baseball outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1969-02-11 Bryan Eversgerd, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Centralia, Illinois
  • 1969-06-21 Donovan Osborne, Amercian pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Roseville, California
  • 1969-10-26 Mark Sweeney, American MLB first baseman (St Louis Cardinals), born in Framingham, Massachusetts
  • 1970-01-02 Royce Clayton, American baseball shortstop (MLB All Star 1997; SF Giants, St Louis Cardinals) and actor (The Rookie, Moneyball), born in Burbank, California
  • 1970-01-19 T. J. Mathews, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Columbia, Illinois
  • 1970-02-04 John Frascatore, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1970-06-27 Jim Edmonds, American MLB baseball outfielder, 1993-2010, 4X All-Star, 8X Gold Glove (California/Anaheim Angels, St. Louis Cardinals, and 4 other teams), born in Fullerton, California
  • 1970-10-17 John Mabry, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1972-01-21 Alan Benes, Evansville IN, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1972-09-14 David Bell, American baseball infielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1973-01-09 Aaron Holbert, American baseball infielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Torrance, California
  • 1975-01-01 Fernando Tatís Sr., Dominican baseball third baseman (MLB record 8 RBI in one inning, 1999; St. Louis Cardinals), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • 1975-03-25 Miguel Mejia, San Pedro de Macoris, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1975-04-27 Chris Carpenter, American baseball player (Toronto Blue Jays, St. Louis Cardinals), born in Exeter, New Hampshire
  • 1975-07-31 Randy Flores, American baseball pitcher (World Series 2006, St. Louis Cardinals), executive (American director scouting SL Cardinals) and broadcaster (Pac-12 Network), born in Bellflower, California
  • 1977-08-05 Mark Mulder, American baseball player (Oakland Athletics,St. Louis Cardinals), born in South Holland, Illinois
  • 1978-10-04 Kyle Lohse, American baseball pitcher (14th pitcher to beat all 30 MLB teams; Minnesota Twins, St. Louis Cardinals), born in Chico, California
  • 1980-01-16 Albert Pujols, Dominican MLB 1st baseman (NL MVP 2005, 2008-9)), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1981-10-16 Anthony Reyes, starting pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals
  • 1982-05-28 Jhonny Peralta, Dominican MLB baseball shortstop, 2003-17, 3X All-Star (Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals), born in Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • 1982-07-13 Yadier Molina, Puerto Rican baseball catcher (9 x MLB All Star; World Series 2006, 11; 9 x Gold Glove; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Deaths in Sport

  • 1942-03-26 Jimmy Burke, American MLB third baseman (Pittsburgh Pirates), coach (World Series 1932, NY Yankees) and manager (St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 67
  • 1944-12-04 Roger Bresnahan, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher, outfielder and manager (St. Louis Cardinals; first shin guards and batting helmet), dies at 65
  • 1952-10-08 Joe Adams, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 74
  • 1954-11-26 Bill Doak, American baseball pitcher (NL ERA leader 1914, 21; St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 63

Person of interestRogers Hornsby

1963-01-05 Rogers Hornsby, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman ( NL MVP 1925, 29; 7 x NL batting champion; St. Louis Cardinals, Browns, Chicago Cubs) and manager (Cardinals, Browns, Cubs), dies of a heart ailment at 66

MLB Hall of Fame 2nd Baseman and Manager Rogers Hornsby
MLB Hall of Fame 2nd Baseman and Manager
Rogers Hornsby
  • 1965-03-05 John "Pepper" Martin, American baseball utility (MLB All-Star 1933–35, 37; World Series 1931, 34; NL stolen base leader 1933, 34, 36; St. Louis Cardinals), dies of a heart attack at 61

Person of interestBranch Rickey

1965-12-09 Branch Rickey, American baseball player (St. Louis Browns), manager (St. Louis Cardinals, Brooklyn Dodgers) and sports executive, dies of heart failure at 83

Baseball Player and Sports Executive Branch Rickey
Baseball Player and Sports Executive
Branch Rickey
  • 1967-01-06 Johnny Keane, American baseball manager (World Series 1964 St. Louis Cardinals; NY Yankees), dies of a heart attack at 55
  • 1970-04-15 Ripper Collins, American baseball first baseman (MLB All-Star 1935, 36, 37; World Series 1931, 34; NL HR leader 1934; St Louis Cardinals), dies at 66
  • 1981-03-17 Paul Dean, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 68
  • 1981-03-19 Frank Lane, American MLB executive (GM Chicago WS, St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, KC Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers), dies at 85
  • 1988-03-06 Dick Ricketts Jr., American basketball center (# 1 overall pick 1955 NBA draft St. Louis Hawks) and baseball pitcher (St. Louis Cardinals), dies from leukemia at 54
  • 1990-08-28 Larry Jackson, American baseball pitcher (5 × MLB All-Star; MLB wins leader 1964; St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies), dies from cancer at 59
  • 1991-04-11 Walker Cooper, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1942–44, 46–50; World Series 1942, 44; St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 76
  • 1996-07-23 Red Munger, American baseball (MLB All Star 1944, 47, 49; St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 77
  • 1999-06-06 Eddie Stanky, American baseball 2nd baseman (MLB All Star 1947, 48, 50; Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Braves, NY Giants) and manager (St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago WS, Texas Rangers), dies of a heart attack at 83
  • 2003-06-01 Johnny Hopp, American baseball outfielder, first baseman (MLB All-Star 1946; World Series 1942, 44, 50, 51; St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates), dies at 86
  • 2004-12-29 Ken Burkhart, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals) and umpire, dies at 88
  • 2007-01-27 Bing Devine, American MLB executive (St. Louis Cardinals, NY Mets), dies at 90
  • 2007-01-30 Max Lanier, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1943-44; World Series 1942, 44; St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 91
  • 2008-01-02 Gerry Staley, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1952-53, 60; St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox), dies of natural causes at 87
  • 2011-03-15 Marty Marion, American baseball shortstop and manager (MLB All-Star 1943–50; NL MVP 1944; St. Louis Cardinals), dies from a heart attack at 93

Person of interestStan Musial

2013-01-19 Stan Musial, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (24 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1942, 44, 46; NL MVP 1943, 46, 48; 7 × NL batting champion; St Louis Cardinals), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
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  • 2015-06-17 John David Crow, American College Football Hall of Fame back and tight end (Heisman Trophy 1957, Texas A & M; Pro Bowl 1959, 60, 62, 65; St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 79
  • 2015-09-08 Joaquín Andújar, Dominican professional baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), dies at 62
  • 2017-10-03 Solly Hemus, American baseball infielder (St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies) and manager (St. Louis Cardinals 1959–61), dies at 94
  • 2020-09-06 Lou Brock, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (6 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1964, 67; 8 × NL stolen base leader; St Louis Cardinals), dies from multiple myeloma at 81
  • 2020-09-17 Larry Wilson, American Pro Football Hall of Fame free safety (8 x Pro Bowl; 6 x All Pro 1st Team; NFL Defensive Player of Year 1966; St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 82
  • 2020-10-02 Bob Gibson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1968, 70; NL MVP 1968; 9 x MLB All Star; St. Louis Cardinals), dies from pancreatic cancer at 84
  • 2021-03-08 Rhéal Cormier, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (St. Louis Cardinals; Philadelphia Phillies; Boston Red Sox), dies of pancreatic cancer at 53 [1]
  • 2021-03-31 Ken Reitz, American baseball third baseman (MLB All Star 1980; Gold Glove Award 1975; St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 69