July 11 in Cardinals History

This Date in Cardinals History

 

The Cardinals are traveling by train in 1911 and manager Roger Bresnahan asks to have the team car moved to the back because of all the noise from the engine in the front. They are moved and shortly the train has a wreck and a few cars from the front go down an 18-ft cliff. The crash kills 14 people as the Cardinal players pitch in to help remove the bodies and rescue the injured. The exact car that they were before the move is one of the worst in the crash. The board another train, however, the game is postponed.

Bobby Wallace is signed as a free agent by the Cardinals in 1917.

In 1950, Red Schoendienst gets the game winning hit with a 14th inning home run in the All-Star game being played at Comiskey Park.

The Chicago White Sox selected Ellis Kinder off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals in 1956.

The Cardinals in 1987 sign David Green as a free agent.

Ozzie Smith breaks a fielding record when he handles four chances in a game in 1994 to move into the top spot for all-time most assists by a shortstop. The Wizard of Oz’ will end his 19-year career in 1996 with 8,375 assists.

Brian Johnson is signed in 2000 as a free agent by the Cardinals.

The Cardinals and Indians make a deal in 2002 with the Cardinals getting Nerio Rodriguez and Cleveland lands Neil Simoneaux.

Cody McKay is released in 2005.

The St. Louis Cardinals selected George Kottaras off waivers from the Cleveland Indians in 2014.

 

Birthdays

Harry Wolter 1884

Milt Stock 1893

Dick Gray 1931

Jackie Heidemann 1949

Mark Little 1972

Blaine Boyer 1981

Bryan Augenstein 1986

 

Debuts

Bill Chambers 1910  (1IP/1H/1ER/0BB0K)   Boxscore 

Jaime Garcia 2008  (2IP/1H/OER/1BB/2K)  Boxscore

Deaths

Frank Gilhooley 1959

Chuck Stobbs 2008