April 25 in Cardinals History

The Cardinals traded Milt Stock in 1924 to the Brooklyn Robins for Mike Gonzalez

The Cardinals purchased Chuck Kress from the Chicago White Sox in 1950.

The Cardinals purchased Herb Adams from the Chicago Cubs in 1954.

In 1978, after the Cardinals get off to a slow start, the team fire manager Vern Rapp and replace him with fan-favorite Ken Boyer. The former Redbirds’ third baseman will pilot the club to a fifth-place finish, compiling a 62-81 record during his tenure in the dugout this season.

Diamondbacks sent Evan MacLane in 2009 to the Cardinals as part of a conditional deal

Birthdays

Pete Standridge  (April 25, 1891 – August 2, 1963) made his debut on October 2, 1911, and then didn’t play again until 1915 with the Cubs. He was 0-0 in 4.1 innings pitched and allowed 10 hits and 4 runs for the Cardinals. He had a 4-1 lifetime career pitching record.

Fred Haney (April 25, 1896 – November 9, 1977)  played in 1929 (10 games)  for the Cardinals before he went on to a managerial career.  He was a .275 career hitter. in eight seasons.

Roy Parmalee (April 25, 1907– August 31, 1981) played for ten seasons in the major leagues but only one for the St. Louis Cardinals (1936).In that one season, he was 14-11 with a 4.56 ERA in221.1IP, 107BB, 79K and he hit ten batters. It has been recorded that he holds the highest game score in franchise history with 116. He faced Carl Hubbell on April 29 and pitched 17 innings, allowed four walks,, one run, six hits and fanned nine batters, His counterpart,  Hubbell posted a 98 and threw all 17 innings. Boxscore

Jimmy Brown (April 25, 1910 – December 29, 1977) made his major league debut on April 23, 1937, in a Cardinals uniform.In his first season, he was on fire as he produced 9 triples and also led the league with 26 sacrifice hits. Things were so rosy after that season. but in his third year, 1939, h had 645 at-bats and was 6th in the voting for league MVP. He played second base and shortstop primarily in his Cardinals career. He was named an All-Star in 1942.

Lew Krausse was born in 1943. When he made his debut in 1961 at the age of 18, he was the youngest player in the Major Leagues that season.He pitched in one game for the Cardinals in 1973 and allowed one walk and two hits.

Joe Hague (April 25, 1944 – November 5, 1994)   In October 1967, Hague was added to the St. Louis Cardinals’ 40-man roster.
He batted .226 with 46 runs, 86 hits, nine doubles, three triples, 16 home runs, and 54 RBIs in 129 games with the Cardinals.

Bill Greif was born in 1950 and became a knuckle curve pitcher for several teams in the major leagues. He was traded to the Cardinals for Luis Melendez and appeared in 47 games in 1976.

Darren Holmes born in 1968, he was signed with the Cardinals on May 4, 2000. He was 0-1 with a 9.72 ERA before being traded to the Colorado Rockies. He is currently the bullpen coach for the Rockies.

Micah Franklin born in 1972, he played in the major leagues from May 13, 1997, to June 28, 1997, with the Cardinals. He played in 17 games and accumulated 34 at-bats, 11 hits, 2 home runs for a .324 batting average in his short stay. Look at all this action and he only played in 17 games in the major leagues.

Brian Barton (1982)  was then selected by the St. Louis Cardinals with the 10th pick in 2007.
Barton made the Cardinals’ opening day roster and made his debut on April 1, 2008, singling in his first at-bat. His first Major League home run came on May 27 against Houston Astros pitcher Shawn Chacón. In 82 games with the Cardinals, he hit .268. On April 20, 2009, he traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Atlanta Braves for Blaine Boyer.

 

Debuts

Nub Kleinke 1935
Ken Raffensberger 1939
Freddie Schmitt 1944
Ted Wicks 1944
Jack Fasholz 1953
Willie Smith 1994
Allen Battle 1995
Mitch Harris 2015

 

Deaths

George Gilham 1926

Terry Mullane

Gordon Jones 1994