- The Cardinals and Phillies, in 1911, combine to hand out 23 walks, tying the record set last year (May 4) by the Cards (16) and Reds (7). Today the St. Louis pitchers walked 13, including a record eight in the 3rd inning.
- 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. After losing 11 in a row, including a 10 – 6 loss in the opener, the Cardinals break out in the second game. They score 10 in the first and 10 more in the fifth to wallop the Phils, 28 – 6 on 28 hits. The run and hit totals are National League records. The Cardinals (43) and Phillies (30) combine for a record-tying 73 hits in the doubleheader at the cozy Baker Bowl.
- 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.
- Stan Musial hits the 8th walk-off home run of his career on this date in 1952. Musial finished with 12 walk-offs in his career.
- Cardinal reliever Larry Jackson 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.
- Commissioner Fay Vincent orders realignment of the National League for the 1993 season, forcing the Cubs and Cardinals into the Western Division. The two teams will oppose the move, and the NL will split into three divisions in 1994.
- 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
Tracking Musial’s Home Runs
In 1948, he smacks his 90th career home run facing the Cubs with a solo homer in the 6th inning.
He hit a walk-off home run in 1952 facing Murry Dickson with the game tied 5-5 with a 2-run homer.
#372 came against the Reds and Raul Sanchez with a 2-run homer in 1957.
Bob Gibson’s Complete Games
In 1968, he shutout the Giants for CG #121 and a 3-0 win with 9IP/6H/0ER/4BB/9K.
Gibby took CG loss against the Giants losing 3-2 in 1973 with 9IP/5H2ER/2BB/8K for CG #236.
He defeated the Reds in 1974 for complete game #243 with 9IP/3H1ER/2B/6K.
1993- The Cardinals were down 4-3 in the bottom of the 9th inning facing the Atlanta Braves. Luis Alicea leads the inning off with a single and Ozzie Smith completes a sacrifice bunt to send him to second. Gregg Jeffries singles and the throw came home with Alicea safe and Jefferies moving to second base to tie the game. Todd Zeile singles him home for a 5-4 Walk-Off Winner.
1995- In the bottom of the 12th inning, Brian Jordan singles home Jose Oquendo for a 3-2 Walk-Off Winner against the Marlins.
2013- In the bottom of the 9th and the game tied at 4, Jon Jay coaxed a 2-out walk. Shane Robinson came in to pinch hit for pitcher Edward Mujica. Robinson drilled a ball in the gap and the right fielder misplayed it and Jay scores for the 5-4 Cardinals Walk-Off Winner.
Cubs Stall; Cardinals Win
- 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.