HISTORY OF CARDINALS
The second game of a doubleheader was forfeited to St. Louis by umpire Mal Eason. Both managers had agreed before the start of the game that it would end at 5 PM to allow the visiting team to catch a train to the east. Chicago manager Johnny Evers started Orval Overall, who had not started a game in over a month while nursing a bad back. Overall allowed three runs in the first inning. When Chicago came to bat in the second, they started to stall. Overall came to the plate and took a strike. Evers then summoned a player in the clubhouse as a pinch hitter, who took his time coming to the plate. When the pitcher started his windup, the batter stepped away to wipe his eyes. The umpire called a strike. The next inning the new pitcher, Ed Ruelbach, took his time warming up. In the fourth St. Louis’ Ivey Wingo laid down a bunt. The pitcher threw the ball wild to first base and Wingo headed for second. The ball came into second but no effort was made to put the runner out. Wingo headed for third and no play was made on him again. The umpire had enough and called the game. This happened in 1913.
The Chicago Cubs, in 1914, purchased Casey Hageman from the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Cardinals, in 1929, pound the Phillies at the Baker Bowl, 28-6, to set the modern National League record for the most runs scored in one game by one team.
In the 1933 All-Star game, the Cardinals send four players (Frisch, Hallahan, Wilson, Martin) to Comiskey Park and Frankie Frisch hits a home run.
Cardinal reliever Larry Jackon has a bad weekend in 1958 as he walks a run in with the bases loaded to give the Giants a win and the day before he plunked Jim Davenport in the ninth inning to force in the winning run,
In 1990, manager Whitey Herzog resigns after 10 seasons in St. Louis and is replaced on an interim basis by Red Schoendienst.
Using his ‘in the best interest of baseball’ power, commissioner Fay Vincent, in 1992, mandates the National League be realigned next season, forcing teams to be more geographically correct in their respective divisions. The realignment, which was approved by the 12 of the 14 NL owners in March, but blocked by Tribune Co., owner of the Chicago franchise, will send the Cubs and the Cardinals to the West Division with the Braves and Reds moving to the East.
Keith McDonald homers, in 2000, to become the second player in the history of baseball to homer in his first two major league at-bats
Ed Holly 1879
Lance Clemons 1947
Lance Johnson 1963
Todd Burns 1963
Omar Olivares 1967
Ed Bauta 1960
Jimmy Ring 1965
Harry Wolter 1970
Eddie Yuhas 1986