June 16 in Cardinals History

Today in Cardinals History

1930– The St. Louis Cardinals traded Fred Frankhouse and Bill Sherdel to the Boston Braves for Burleigh Grimes

1952– At the Polo Grounds, Bobby Thomson erases a three-run ninth-inning deficit with a walk-off grand slam, giving the Giants a come-from-behind 8-7 victory over the Cardinals. The third baseman’s decisive blow comes with one out off Willard Schmidt.

1964- In a 7-1 victory over the Astros, Cardinal third baseman Ken Boyer hits for the cycle. In the same game, Lou Brock, recently obtained from the Cubs for Ernie Broglio, makes his debut in a St. Louis uniform with two hits, including a triple, and the fleet outfielder also steals a base.

1966- The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Tony Martinez from the Cleveland Indians

1972- The San Francisco Giants traded John Cumberland to the St. Louis Cardinals for Jeffrey Mason.

1978 Reds’ right-hander Tom Seaver no-hits the Cardinals at Riverfront Stadium, 4-0. The gem is Tom Terrific’s first no-no after taking a hitless game into the ninth inning three times during the first 12 years of his career.

2001– Albert Pujols got his first and possibly his only sacrifice bunt against the White Sox against Sean Lowe in Interleague play. Albert was batting .354 and had already been walked three times in the game. It was in the bottom of the seventh inning, with the Cardinals ahead 6-3. In the top of the same inning, the White Sox had scored two runs.  The Cardinals had two men on base. They also had zero outs. No outs and two on is a good time to bunt. But they also had a three-run lead in the seventh. And Albert Pujols was batting cleanup. He bunted.

Birthdays

Aloysius Jerome “Wish” Egan (June 16, 1881 – April 13, 1951) was a pitcher that played for the Cardinals in 1905-1906. In 1905, he had a 6-15 record with 16 complete games but an arm injury ended his career on July 23, 1906. His career record was 8-26 with a 3.83 ERA and 52 strikeouts. 

Emmett Eugene “Gene” Dale (June 16, 1889 – March 20, 1958) made his debut in a Cardinals uniform on September 19, 1911 and finished the season with an 0-2 record. He went 0-9 in 19 games the following year before being purchased by the Reds where he had some success. He was expelled from organized baseball in 1921 for match fixing.

Fritz Mollwitz (June 16, 1890- October 3, 1967) Played the last 25 games of his 7-yr career with the Cardinals as he hit .229. In his career, he batted .241 with 158 RBI’s, 70 stolen bases, 138 runs scored and one homer. 

Burdette “Bob” Glenn (June 16, 1894 – June 3, 1977) played in his first game on July 27, 11920 and his second game on August 17, 1920 and that was his final major league appearance. He pitched two innings and allowed no runs for a 0.00 ERA. 

Matthew Constantine “Max” Surkont (June 16, 1922 – October 8, 1986) was a Cardinals farmhand in 1949 but was sold to the White Sox as there were concerns that he had an arm injury. He bounced around and in 1956 the Cardinals purchased in the middle of the season. He played in 5 games and pitched 5.2 innings allowing 10 hits and finished with a 9.53 ERA and no record. 

Jonathan Broxton (1984) was released from the Cardinals in 2017. He made his debut with the Dodgers and played for several teams and is used only in relief. 

 

DEBUTS

Red Murray 1906

Jim O’Roarke 1959

John Glenn 1960

Al Hrabosky 1970

Nick Greenwood 2014