July 19 in Cardinals History

This Date in St. Louis Cardinals History

 

Josh Clarke was purchased from the Cardinals in 1905 by Toledo of the American Association. 

In 1911, Frank Gilhooley was purchased by the Cardinals for $1500 from Adrian of the Southern Michigan League. 

Pitcher Hi Bell goes the Distance in both games of a doubleheader for the Cardinals in 1924 winning 6-1 and -2-1 over the Braves. He will be the last to win two complete games in one day. 

The Cardinals sell Johnnie Chambers in 1938 to the Brooklyn Dodgers. 

In his final at-bat in the major leagues, Cardinals starter Tracy Stallard grounds out to short in the Redbirds’ 10-9 victory over Atlanta in 1966.  During his seven-year tenure, the right-hander, best known for giving up Roger Maris’s 61st home run, sets a major league record by failing to get a base-on-balls in his 247 appearances at the plate.

In 1986, the Cardinals signed Cesar Cedeno as a free agent.

The game against the Cardinals is delayed for an hour after a fire breaks out in the skybox/press box area of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in 1993. 

The Cleveland Indians traded Chuck Finley to the St. Louis Cardinals for Coco Crisp and Luis Garcia (minors) in 2002. 

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Darren Oliver in 2002 as a free agent.

 

Birthdays

Ray Yochim 1922

Vincente Palacios 1963

Preston Wilson 1974

Rick Ankiel 1979

 

Debuts

Glenn Gardner 1945   (1.1IP/1H/0ER/0BB/1K)  Boxscore

Joe Boever 1985    (1IP/0H/0ER/0BB/1K)    Boxscore

Deaths

Dan Lewandowski 1996 (played in 2 games for Cardinals in 1951 with 0-1 record and 9.00 ERA along with 1 strikeout)