April 16 in Cardinals History

Trades, Transactions and Interesting Facts

  • Montreal (Eastern) purchased Bill Phyle from the St. Louis Cardinals in 1907.
  • April 16, 1913 Reds versus Cardinals game was called at the end of the seventh inning with Reds leading 5-0 because the Reds needed to catch a train to Pittsburgh for their next series. BOXSCORE
  • The Cardinals in 1938 deal a declining Dizzy Dean to Chicago for pitchers Curt Davis and Clyde Shoun and $200,000. During his four years in the Windy City, the future Hall of Fame right-hander will compile a 16-8 record for the Cubs.
  • The Cardinals in 1959 returned Bob Miller to the Philadelphia Phillies as part of a conditional deal.
  •  Philadelphia’s Cal McLish and Bob Gibson of the Cardinals both fail to finish an inning in 1962 when each starter allows six runs to score in the first frame.
  • Cardinal Bob Forsch no-hits the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0 in 1978. Less than a year later, Bob’s brother Ken of the Houston Astros will pitch a no-hitter against Atlanta, making the siblings the first brothers to throw no-hitters in the big leagues.
  • In 2006, Albert Pujols began a streak of four consecutive home runs as he smashed three on this date against the Reds and followed with one in his first at-bat against the Pirates the next dayHe tied the great Stan Musial who accomplished this same feat on July 7-8, 1962.

Musial Home Runs

On this date in 1942, Stan hits his SECOND CAREER home run. It was hit off Chicago Cubs pitcher Tot Pressnell in the bottom of the 8th inning.

Birthdays

Fernando Vina was born in 1969. As a Cardinals player, he played in 488 games and had 1,999 at-bats. In that time (from 2000-2003) he smacked 18 home runs and drove in 164 runs with a .285 batting average. His career numbers show he had 40 total homers, 343 runs batted and a .282 batting average in 1148 games.

 

Debuts

Bill Ludwig– 1908  vs. PIT 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 SB

Patsy O’Rourke– 1908 vs. PIT 3 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 SB

Hi Bell– 1924 vs. CHC 2.0 IP, 5 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 4 ER

Bill Hallahan– 1928 vs. CIN 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 SO, 3 BB, 0 ER

Pepper Martin– 1928 vs. CHC 1 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB

Charlie Gelbert– 1929 vs. CIN 4 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB

Paul Derringer– 1931 vs. CIN 3.0 IP, 3 H, 3 SO, 2 BB, 2 ER, Sv

Ray Harrell– 1935 vs. CHC 6.0 IP, 4 H, 4 SO, 1 BB, 1 ER, L

Terry Moore–  1935 vs. CHC 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB

Pat Ankenman– 1936 vs. CHC 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB

Johnny Mize– 1936 vs. CHC 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB

Lou Scoffic– 1936 vs. CHC 4 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB

Red Jones– 1940 vs. PIT 1 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB

Marty Marion– 1940 vs. PIT 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB

Dick Sisler– 1946 vs. PIT 3 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB

Les Fusselman– 1952 vs. PIT 1 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB 

Bobby Smith– 1957 vs. CIN 5 AB, 2 H, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB

Harry Fanok– 1963 vs. PIT 2.0 IP, 1 H, 4 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER, W

Phil Gagliano– 1963 vs. PIT 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB

Ryan Helsley– 2019 vs MIL

 

Deaths

  • George Puccinelli
  • Ron Northey