This Day in Cardinals History
1909– The St. Louis Cardinals traded Chappy Charles to the Cincinnati Reds for Mike Mowrey.
1974– The St. Louis Cardinals signed Tom Herr as an amateur free agent.
1982– With two outs and two strikes in the 12th inning, Glenn Brummer steals home, giving the Cardinals an overtime walk-off 5-4 victory over the Giants at Busch Stadium. The reserve catcher will finish his major league career with just four stolen bases.
1984– The St. Louis Cardinals signed Bernard Gilkey as an amateur free agent.
1998 Although there are no penalties or testing for the use of performance-enhancing substances in Major League Baseball, the discovery of a jar of androstenedione in Mark McGwire’s locker garners much attention. The Cardinal slugger, who will finish the season with a record 70 home runs, will admit he uses the steroid precursor.
1999 Cardinal first baseman Mark McGwire becomes the first player to reach the 50 home run plateau in four consecutive seasons. ‘Big Red’ goes deep twice (#’s 49 and 50) in an 8-7 loss to the Mets at Shea Stadium.
2002– The St. Louis Cardinals signed T.J. Mathews as a free agent.
2007 After feeling a near game-removing pain close to the top of his right hamstring, Albert Pujols hits a first inning two-run homer off Scott Olsen of the Marlins at Busch Stadium to become first player to hit 30 or more homers in his first seven seasons. It is the fifth consecutive game the Cardinal first baseman has gone deep.
2007– The Houston Astros sent Danny Ardoin to the St. Louis Cardinals as part of a conditional deal.
2007 Appearing as the skipper in his 4,409th game, Tony La Russa passes Bucky Harris for third place on the all-time list for the total number of contests managed in the major leagues. Only Connie Mack (7,755 games) and John McGraw (4,769) have spent more time in the dugout as a manager than the current Cardinal field boss.
2008 In an 18-3 rout of the Braves, the Cardinals collect 26 hits, tying a franchise record established in 1930. All but five of the hits were singles, two shy of the major league record set by the Astros in 1976.
2011 With two outs in the eighth inning, Matt Holliday is forced to leave the field during the game when a moth gets stuck deeply into his right ear. The Cardinal outfielder is treated in the trainer’s room, where a utensil is used to extract the embedded insect, which still comes out alive.
Bob Keely 1909
Doug Bair 1949
Ray Burns 1950
Steve Kline 1972
Jeff Weaver 1976
Harry Ritter 1910
Precher Roe 1938
Ken Oberkfell 1977