July 12 in Cardinals History

This Date in Cardinals History

 

The Cardinals and Cubs set a major league record in a doubleheader by combining for 32 doubles in 1931. 

In the 1955 All-Star game being held in Milwaukee, Stan Musial leads off the 12th inning with a home run after having a conversation with the AL catcher Yogi Berra. Berra complains about his feet hurting, ‘The Man’ tells him, “Don’t worry, I’ll have you home in a minute”, then promptly hits a game-winning home run off Frank Sullivan on the next pitch.

The All-Star game in 1966 was held in St. Louis and the National League won 2-1 in 10 innings.

Joe Nossek goes to the Cardinals and Bob Johnson heads to Oakland in a 1969 trade.

Mark McGwire, in 1998,  becomes the second player to hit 40 home runs in both leagues. The Cardinals’ first baseman, who accomplished the feat three times with the A’s, joins Darrell Evans, who hit 41 with the Braves (1973) and 40 with the Tigers (1985)

The Cincinnati Reds purchased Gerald Williams from the St. Louis Cardinals in 2002. 

 

Birthdays

Roy Golden 1888

Lee Meadows 1894

Dave Ricketts 1935

Ron Fairly 1938

Ron Willis 1943

Scipio Spinks 1947

Debuts

Steamboat Williams 1914   (2IP/2H/2ER/4BB/1K)   Boxscore

Ed Crosby 1970   (0-for-2)  Boxscore

Deaths

Dan McGeehan 1955

Howard Hilton 2011