July 15 in Cardinals History

 Cardinals History for July 15

Christy Mathewson becomes the first rookie to throw a no-hitter in baseball history in the modern era. The 20-year-old right-hander holds the Cardinals hitless in the Giants’ 5-0 victory at Robison Field in St. Louis. This was in 1901.

The Brooklyn Dodgers traded George Earnshaw to the St. Louis Cardinals for Eddie Morgan in 1936.

Bad news for the Cardinals in 1967 as ace Bob Gibson fractures his right fibula that was hit by a Roberto Clemente line drive.

Cardinals release Fernando Valenzuela in 1997.

The Cardinals, in 2004, released Jason Pearson.

 

Birthdays

Dan McGann 1871

John Antonelli 1915

Donn McClendon 1935

Mike Shannon 1939

Scott Livingstone 1965

Wilson Delgado 1972

Seung Hwan Oh 1982

 

Debuts

Joe Lotz 1916  (3IP/2H/0ER/2BB/1K)  Boxscore

Deaths

Ed Biecher 1939

Clarence Currie 1941

Howie Jones 1972

Johnny Vergez 1991