September 20 in Cardinals History

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  • ┬áCardinals, in 1917, drafted Earl Howard from Hagerstown (Blue Ridge) in the 1917 rule 5 draft.
  • For the first time in 19 years, Gabby Street appears in a major league game in 1931. The 48 year-old Cardinal skipper is 0-for-1, but the backstop displays his old catching skills when he nails Brooklyn runner Babe Herman trying to steal a base.
  • Cardinals released Todd Burns in 1993.

Birthdays

  • Dennis Ribant 1941

Debuts

  • Bill Richardson 1901
  • Mike O’Neill 1901
  • Stoney McGlynn 1906
  • Jack Knight 1922
  • Vince Shields 1924
  • Don Blasingame 1955
  • Ray Washburn 1961
  • Ron Willis 1966
  • Ray Stephens 1990
  • Mark Hamilton 2010

 

Deaths

  • Jim McGinley 1961
  • Fred Lamlein 1974

Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

  • In 1953, he hit career home run #225 against the Cubs with Turk Lown on the mound.
  • Art Ceccarelli of the Cubs gave up #411 in 1959.