July 21 in Cardinals History

Former Cardinals Owner Sam Breadon was born on this date in 1876.

 

Transactions History

St. Louis Cardinals purchased Clarence Currie from the Cincinnati Reds in 1902

The Kansas City Athletics, in 1961, purchased Mickey McDermott from the St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinal catcher Ted Simmons hit a homer to lead off the fourth inning in San Diego. However, Padres manager John McNamara claimed that his bat was illegal. Home plate umpire Art Williams agreed with McNamara because there were grooves cut into the fat part of the bat, clearly above the 18” area from the handle. Williams ruled Simmons out and the bat was confiscated by crew chief Ed Vargo. The game was protested by the Cardinals, but they won 4-0. This was in 1975.

The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Wayne Garrett in 1978 from the Montreal Expos.

In 2017, the Cardinals trade pitcher Marco Gonzales to the Mariners in exchange for outfielder Tyler O’Neill. 

 

Birthdays

Hush Hill 1879

Moe Drabowsky 1939

Gary Waslewski 1941

Al Hrabosky 1949

Lance Painter 1967

Luis Saturria 1976

 

Debuts

Eric Rasmussen 1975

Stephen Piscotty 2015

 

Deaths

Bill Gleason 1932

Harry McCurdy 1972

Walt Moryn 1996