July 23 in Cardinals History

CARDINALS HISTORY

The Yankees purchased Elmer Miller from the St. Louis Cardinals in 1915.

The New York Giants, in 1916,  purchased Slim Sallee from the St. Louis Cardinals for $10,000

Using yellow dyed balls in 1939, the Cardinals beat the Dodgers 5-2 at Sportsman’s Park. The experimenting with the use of the colored sphere, which is designed to make the ball easier to see for the players and the fans, started in Brooklyn last week and will be tested once more, in a September game played at Wrigley Field.

At Washington’s RFK Stadium, the National League scores early and often to coast to an easy 9-3 victory over the AL in the 40th All-Star game. in 1969. Cardinals’ right-hander Steve Carlton, the starting, and winning pitcher hit a double in the third inning off Blue Moon Odom to become the last hurler to get an extra-base hit in a Mid-Summer Classic contest.

In 1976, Sergio Robles was sent from the St. Louis Cardinals to the Los Angeles Dodgers in an unknown transaction.

The Cardinals grant Micheal McKenry his free agency in 2016. 

 

Birthdays

Lee Dressen 1889

Hod Ford 1897

Jimmie Wilson 1900

Hersh Lyons 1915

Walter Sessi 1918

Joe Mather 1982

 

Debuts

Ed Zmich 1910

Ed Spiezio 1964

Tito Landrum 1980

Gary Buckels 1994

Deaths

Ralph Shinners 1962

Red Munger 1996

Jeff Cross 1997