- In 1919, the Cardinals acquire Doug Baird, Elmer Jacobs, and Frank Woodward and give up Lee Meadows and Gene Paulette in a trade.
- Rogers Hornsby, in 1924, goes three-for-four in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 12-0 victory over the Brooklyn Robins to raise his season average to .402. His average remains above .400 for the remainder of the season.
- Tyler (Texas) purchased Ray Cunningham from the St. Louis Cardinals in 1932.
- In 1953, The National League wins its fourth All-Star Game in a row, 5 – 1 in Cincinnati’s Crosley Field behind the stellar pitching of Robin Roberts and Warren Spahn. St. Louis Cardinals OF Enos Slaughter gets two hits, scored twice, and robs Harvey Kuenn of an extra-base blow.
- Cardinals traded Herb Moford to the Detroit Tigers for Bob Thorpe in 1957.
- The St. Louis Cardinals sent Chuck Hartenstein to the Boston Red Sox, in 1970, as part of a conditional deal.
- TheCardinals signed Dan Quisenberry, in 1988, as a free agent.
- 1998- The St. Louis Cardinals released Rusty Meacham in 1998.
- The Cardinals, in 2005, sign Ricky Stone as a free agent.
- President Barrack Obama throws out the ceremonial first pitch in the 2009 All-Star game.
- Art Nichols 1871
- Ken Nash 1888
- Bob Purkey 1929
- Earl Franks 1935
- Bill McColl 1944
- Bobby Tiefenauer 1952 (2IP/2H/1ER/4BB/1K) Boxscore
Tracking Musials Home Runs
He had TWO WALK-OFFS on this date.
Stan Musial hit his 1st of 12 walk-off home runs on this date in 1942. It was off pitcher Dick Erickson of the Braves with the game tied 5-5 in the 11th inning. It was career homer run #8.
Ironically, Stan Musial hit his 2nd career walk-off home run on this date in 1946. The Cardinals were playing the Dodgers and Vic Lombardi surrendered the home run in the 11th inning as the Cardinals won 2-1. It was career home run #43.
Two others home runs on this date were in 1955 off Johnny Podres for #312 of this career and #406 came in 1959 facing Don Newcombe.
Bob Gibson’s Complete Games
- none on this date
1961- The Cardinals win it in the bottom of the 9th as the score is tied with the Braves and Bob Buhl is on the mound. He gets the first batter without any issue but Carl Sawatski smashes a deep home run to right field for the Walk-Off Winner. WOW