June 26 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History for June 26th

The Cardinals and Cubs played a doubleheader in 1917 and the Cardinals lost a home run in the 5th inning as Walton Cruise rounded the bases and missed second base and was called out. Fortunately for all involved, the Cardinals won the game 6-5.

Bob Gibson, in 1968, threw his fifth consecutive shutout as the quieted the Pirates with a 3-0 victory.

In 1978, the Cardinals sent Mike Potter to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Jose Baez.

The Cardinals selected Willie Fraser off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays in 1991.

Cardinals released Dustin Hermanson in 2003.

In 2003, The St. Louis Cardinals traded Kevin Joseph to the Montreal Expos for Pat Collins (minors).

The St. Louis Cardinals, in 2006, released Will Cunnane.

 

Birthdays

GarmsDebs Debs Garms  (June 26, 1907 – December 16, 1984) played for the Cardinals in the final three season of his career (1942-1945). He hit .263 in 237 games in a Cardinals uniform. He is best known for breaking up the hitless streak of Johnny VanderMeer after his two no-hitters. Also, he was batting champion in 1940.

 

 

 Howie Pollett (June 26, 1921 – August 8, 1974)  He missed the 1944–45 seasons while serving in the United States Army Air Forces in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. Pollet returned to baseball in 1946, and played a major role in the Redbirds’ National League pennant and the world title. In addition to topping the NL in earned-run average, he led the league in wins (21) (losing ten) and innings pitched (266). When the Cardinals finished in a tie for the pennant with the Brooklyn Dodgers at the close of the regular season, he was chosen by manager Eddie Dyer to start Game 1 of the best-of-three National League playoff on October 1.

Gene Green (June 26, 1933 – May 23, 1981) made his debut with the Cardinals on September 10, 1957. In his career, he hit .267 with 46 homers and drove in 160 runs.

 

Debuts

Jakie May 1917

Bob Miller 1957

 

Deaths

Joe Sugden 1959

Mike Kircher 1972

Jack Berly 1977

Jack Urban 2006