July 26 in Cardinals History

This Date in Cardinals History

  • In 1900 in Brooklyn, a sheriff seizes the St. Louis share of gate receipts to reimburse Gus Weyhing, recently released by the Cardinals after posting a 3-4 record in eight starts with the team, who claims to have been cheated out of ten days of pay. Next week, the right-hander, known as Cannonball by his teammates, will sign with the Superbas as a free agent.
  • Cardinals in 1909 purchased John Raleigh from Vernon (PCL)
  •  Cardinals signed Sandy Burk as a free agent in 1912.
  • In 1933 the Cardinals released Rogers Hornsby.
  • The Cardinals traded Ken Burkhart in 1948 to the Cincinnati Reds for Babe Young
  • The St. Louis Cardinals released Tony Cloninger in 1972.
  • Mark McGwire breaks the Cardinals record set by Johnny Mize when he belted his 44th home run of the season in 1998. 
  • The Cardinals signed Reggie Taylor in 2005 as a free agent.
  • Cardinals, in 2008, traded Anthony Reyes to the Cleveland Indians for Luis Perdomo
  • The Cardinals traded Jess Todd and Chris Perez to the Cleveland Indians for Mark DeRosa in 2009. 
  • In 2014 the Cardinals signed A.J. Pierzynski as a free agent.


  • John Butler 1879
  • Otto McIvor 1884
  • Ellis Kinder 1914
  • Hoyt Wilhelm 1922
  • Mike Mohler 1968


Executive Birthday

Sam Breadon, Cardinals executive and majority owner, was born in 1876.

Here is a link to his Wikipedia page.


  • Charlie Rhodes 1906
  • Milt Watson 1916
  • Gordie Richardson 1964
  • Bake McBride 1973
  • Tom Jones 1988
  • John Gall 2005


  • Nig Cuppy 1922