June 21 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History on This Date

1941– The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Jimmy Ripple from the Cincinnati Reds

1957- The StLouis Cardinals signed Bob Miller as an amateur free agent (bonus baby).

1963– The Milwaukee Braves traded Howie Bedell to the St. Louis Cardinals for Bobby Tiefenauer.

1972– The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Keith Lampard from the Houston Astros.

1972– The San Diego Padres traded Rafael Robles to the St. Louis Cardinals for Bob Chlupsa and Mike Fiore.  Fiore returned to original team on July 3, 1972.

1974–  The Philadelphia Phillies purchased Pete Richert from the St. Louis Cardinals.

2002– The St. Louis Cardinals traded a player to be named later to the Minnesota Twins for Warren Morris. The St. Louis Cardinals sent Seth Davidson (minors) (June 20, 2002) to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade.

2009–  Tony La Russa gets his 2,500th victory as a manager when the Cardinals defeat Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium, 12-5



 GilbertBilly Billy Gilbert  (June 21, 1876 – August 8, 1927) was known for his glove and not his bat as he batted .247 with 237 runs batted in for his career. His last game was on June 27, 1909. 





Randy Moore  (June 21, 1906 – June 12, 1992)  played in 8 games with seven at-bats. He didn’t get a hit in a Cardinals uniform despite a career .278 average. 

Jackie Collum (June 21, 1927 – August 29, 2009) made his debut with the Cardinals on September 21, 1951. He ended his career with a 32-28 record and a 4.15 ERA. 

Rick Sutcliffe (1956) finished his 18-yr career with the Cardinals. He wound up his career with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1994, going 6-4 in an injury-plagued season. He retired with a career record of 171–139, with an ERA of 4.08. He holds the unique distinction of having won each of the following league awards, once each, and each in a different season: Rookie of the Year (1979), Cy Young Award (1984), ERA leader (1982), and wins leader (1987).

Donovan Osborne (1969) made his debut on April 9, 1992, and pitched in and out of the rotation due to arm issues. He was the Cardinals’ Opening Day starter in 1999, and he consistently produced season ERAs below four despite recurring battles with injury. 


Charlie Pickett 1910

Tom Murchison 1917

Dutch Distel 1918

Reuben Ewing 1921



(former Cardinals that died on this date)

Monte Cross 1934

Ambrose Puttmann 1936