This Date in Cardinals History
- In 1957 Cardinals pitcher Von McDaniel almost threw a perfect game but it was broken up on a bloop hit down the left field line by Gene Baker of the Pirates.
- Cardinal great Stan Musial only struck out three times in a game once and it was in 1963 at Wrigley Field facing Dick Ellsworth
- During his induction speech at the Hall of Fame ceremonies in Cooperstown in 2002, with the song ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ playing in the background and with a copy of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ in his hands, Ozzie Smith compares his baseball career to Dorothy’s away trip from Kansas. Citing the recipe for his success during his 19-year career with the Cardinals and Padres, the 47-year-old tells the crowd he had the mind to dream, which the Scarecrow cherished, a heart to believe, which the Tin Man wanted, and courage to persevere, which the Lion lacked.
- Cardinals signed Pedro Borbon as a free agent in 2003
- In 2004, the Cardinals released Luis Ortiz.
- Elmer Miller 1890
- Joe Mathes 1891
- Dick Simpson 1943
- TJ Mathews 1995
- Dakota Hudson 2018
- Stan Yerkes 1940
- Marty Kavanaugh 1960
- Red Barrett 1990