June 18 in Cardinals History

This Date in Cardinals History

1909- For $2,500 the Cardinals bought Bob Harmon from Shreveport (Texas League)

1921- The Cardinals acquire Jeff Pfeffer from the Brooklyn Robins for Hal Janvrin and Ferdie Schupp. 

1927- The Cardinals deem is Charles Lindbergh Day and the flyer helps the team raise the National League pennant. the Cardinals win 6-4 and it is the return of Rogers Hornsby. He had earlier been traded by owner Sam Breadon over a salary impasse. 

1940- Cardinals pitcher Bob Bowman beans Dodger Ducky Medwick. The Cardinals had just traded him a week before. Bowman is accused of deliberately hitting Medwick as they had been seen quarreling in the hotel elevator before the game. 

2013- Clay Zavada is released. 

 

Birthdays

Lou Brock (1939)  Brock played 2,616 games and got 3,023 hits and batted .293 for his 19-year career. He was a six-time All Star. In a unique (if incidental) accomplishment, Brock was the first player ever to bat in a major league regular season game in Canada.

 

  Andres Galarraga (1961) He became a Cardinal player in 1992 and broke his wrist as a pitch hit him. He didn’t recover until late in the season. Don Baylor, his hitting coach in St. Louis, became the manager the next season in Colorado and convinced them to acquire Galarraga. 

 

 

Jarrett Hoffpauir (1983) played sparing in 2009 and hit no homers and drove in 2 runs while batting .217.

 

Debuts

Jay Von Noy 1951

Don Dennis 1965

Mike Barlow 1975

Stubby Clapp 2001