June 3 in Cardinals History

In 1902, Cardinal right-hander Mike O’Neil hits the first pinch-hit grand slam in major league history. The hurler’s ninth inning blast off Beaneater Togie Pittinger proves to be the difference in the Redbirds’ 11-9 victory over Boston at South End Grounds.

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded Ed Karger to the Cardinals for Chappie McFarland in 1906.

In 1951, with two outs in the second inning of an eventual 1-0 loss to the Giants, Cardinals’ southpaw Max Lanier walks Monte Irvin, gives up a double down the right-field line to Willie Mays, and then intentionally walks Hank Thompson to load the bases. The St. Louis lefty will get out of the early jam by striking out opposing pitcher Dave Koslo, but the frame will mark the first time in major league history a trio of black players occupies three bases at the same time.

The Cardinals traded Del Rice to the Milwaukee Braves for Pete Whisenant in 1955.

The Cincinnati Reds purchased Dick Egan in 1965 from the Cardinals

The Montreal Expos traded Mudcat Grant to the Cardinals in 1969 for Gary Waslewski.

 

2003 Amateur Draft

  • drafted Daric Barton in the 1st round (28th pick) of the 2003 amateur draft. 
  •  drafted Stu Pomeranz in the 2nd round of the 2003 amateur draft. 
  •  drafted Dennis Dove in the 3rd round of the 2003 amateur draft. 
  • drafted Brendan Ryan in the 7th round of the 2003 amateur draft. 
  •  drafted Ian Kennedy in the 14th round of the 2003 amateur draft.
  •  drafted Jason Motte in the 19th round of the 2003 amateur draft. 
  • drafted Max Scherzer in the 43rd round of the 2003 amateur draft.
  •  drafted Kam Mickolio in the 46th round of the 2003 amateur draft.

1997 Amateur Draft

  •  drafted Adam Kennedy in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. 
  • drafted Rick Ankiel in the 2nd round of the 1997 amateur draft. 
  • drafted Xavier Nady in the 4th round of the 1997 amateur draft.
  •  drafted Jason Karnuth in the 8th round of the 1997 amateur draft.
  •  drafted Seth Etherton in the 9th round of the 1997 amateur draft.
  •  drafted Jason Michaels in the 15th round of the 1997 amateur draft.
  •  drafted Justin Brunette in the 20th round of the 1997 amateur draft. 
  •  drafted Jose Rodriguez in the 24th round of the 1997 amateur draft. 

1993 Amateur Draft

  •  drafted Alan Benes in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1993 amateur draft.
  • drafted Jay Witasick in the 2nd round of the 1993 amateur draft. 
  •  drafted Eli Marrero in the 3rd round of the 1993 amateur draft. 
  •  drafted Jeff Berblinger in the 7th round of the 1993 amateur draft. 
  •  drafted Armando Almanza in the 21st round of the 1993 amateur draft. 

 

1991 Amateur Draft

drafted Dmitri Young in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1991 amateur draft. 

 drafted Allen Watson in the 1st round (21st pick) of the 1991 amateur draft. 

 drafted Brian Barber in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 1991 amateur draft.
drafted DaRond Stovall in the 5th round of the 1991 amateur draft. 

 drafted John Mabry in the 6th round of the 1991 amateur draft. 

drafted Doug Creek in the 7th round of the 1991 amateur draft. 
drafted Allen Battle in the 10th round of the 1991 amateur draft.

 drafted Mike Difelice in the 11th round of the 1991 amateur draft.

 drafted Mike Busby in the 14th round of the 1991 amateur draft. 
 drafted John Frascatore in the 24th round of the 1991 amateur draft. 
drafted Rigo Beltran in the 26th round of the 1991 amateur draft. 

1985 Amateur Draft

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Joe Magrane in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Tim Jones in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft.
The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Blaine Beatty in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft (June Secondary), but was not signed.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Steve Peters in the 5th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Ray Stephens in the 6th round of the 1985 amateur draft.
The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Bryan Hickerson in the 9th round of the 1985 amateur draft but was not signed.

The Chicago Cubs drafted Kevin Tapani in the 9th round of the 1985 amateur draft but was not signed.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Howard Hilton in the 22nd round of the 1985 amateur draft.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Jeff Shaver in the 22nd round of the 1985 amateur draft.

 

1980 Amateur Draft
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The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Ray Krawczyk in the 1st round (23rd pick) of the 1980 amateur draft (June Secondary), but was not signed.
The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Dan Plesac in the 2nd round of the 1980 amateur draft but was not signed.
The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Ricky Horton in the 4th round of the 1980 amateur draft.
The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Jim Adduci in the 7th round of the 1980 amateur draft.
The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Rick Aguilera in the 37th round of the 1980 amateur draft but was not signed.

1975 Amateur Draft

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Kelly Paris in the 2nd round of the 1975 amateur draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Karl Pagel in the 2nd round of the 1975 amateur draft (June Secondary) but was not signed.
The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Mike Ramsey in the 3rd round of the 1975 amateur draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Andy Replogle in the 9th round of the 1975 amateur draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Jim Lentine in the 12th round of the 1975 amateur draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Al Olmsted in the 13th round of the 1975 amateur draft.

 

 

Birthdays

DwyerJim Jim Dwyer (1950) played for the Cardinals from 1973-1975 as he debuted on June 10, 1973. In his 18-year major league career, Dwyer was a .260 hitter (719-for-2761) with 77 home runs and 349 RBI in 1328 games, including 409 runs, 115 doubles, 17 triples, 26 stolen bases, and a .353 on-base percentage. In four postseason games, he hit .333 (4-for-12), including one home run, two doubles, four runs, and one RBI. He also collected a career 103 pinch-hits.

 

Harrison Bader- As of 2018, he was playing in the major leagues after some time at AAA Memphis.

 

Debuts

Bill Lewis 1933

Greg Mathews 1986

Yadier Molina 2004

Mark Worrell 2008

 

Deaths

Bill Kellin 1945

Jakie May 1970

Bob Glenn 1977