June 23 in Cardinals History

Today in Cardinals History

The Boston Braves purchased Flint Rhem from the St. Louis Cardinals in 1934.

The Milwaukee Brewers traded Sam Meijas to the St. Louis Cardinals for Danny Frisella in 1976

The St. Louis Cardinals, in 1978,  selected Roy Thomas off waivers from the Houston Astros.

Check out this game in 1984. In a game that will be best remembered for Ryne Sandberg’s two late-inning game-tying home runs, Willie McGee hits for the cycle in St. Louis’ 12-11 loss in 11 innings to the Cubs. With his triple in the second inning, a fourth frame single, a sixth-inning home run, and a RBI double in the tenth, the Cardinals center fielder drives in six runs in the Wrigley Field contest.

The Texas Rangers sent Bobby Witt, in 1998, to the St. Louis Cardinals as part of a conditional deal.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Bo Hart as a free agent, in 2006 and release John Riedling. Also, the Cardinals sent Rich Rundles to the New York Mets as part of a conditional deal.

In 2012 the Cardinals released Aaron Bates.

Birthdays

Jack Smith (June 23, 1895- May 2, 1972) played outfield for the Cardinals for 12 seasons. He made his debut on September 30.1915 and went 1-for-4 in the game. In his Cardinals career he played in 1111 games and got 1,067 hits with a .284 batting average. 

Bill Cox (June 23, 1913 – February 16, 1988)  A lefty pitcher from Ashmore, Illinois that had a 2-9 career record.and a 6.46 ERA.  He played for the Cardinal in 1936. 

 

Debuts

Bob Harmon 1909

Craig Anderson 1961

Floyd Wicker 1968

Mike Fitzgerald 1988

Deaths

Tom Long 1972

Lon Warneke 1976