June 4 in Cardinals History

This Date in Cardinals History

1932– The Philadelphia Phillies purchased Eddie Delker from the St. Louis Cardinals.

1932– The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Jimmie Reese from St Paul (American Association).

1940- The Cardinals lose 10-1 in the first night game to be played in St. Louis as Medwick is 5-for-5 at the plate

1956– The St. Louis Cardinals signed Jim Konstanty as a free agent.

1956– The Boston Red Sox purchased Max Surkont from the St. Louis Cardinals.

1975– The St. Louis Cardinals traded Ed Brinkman and Tommy Moore to the Texas Rangers for Willie Davis.

2005- The St. Louis Cardinals traded Javier Cardona to the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named later. The Cleveland Indians sent John Rodriguez (June 10, 2005) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.

 

 

2012 Amateur Draft

The Cardinals drafted Stephen Piscotty in the 1st round (36th pick) of the 2012 amateur draft. 

The Cardinals drafted Michael Wacha in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 2012 amateur draft. 

Birthdays

LeeMagee Lee Magee (June 4, 1889 – March 14, 1966) made his major league debut on July 4, 1911, and was with the Cardinals through the 1914 season. He was the first major league player (on record) to get five straight hits. In his career, he hit .276 and 12 home runs with 277 runs batted in. 

 

 

 

WatkinsGeorge George Watkins (June 4, 1900 – June 1, 1970) made his major league debut with the Cardinals on April 15, 1930, and played with them until the end of the 1933 season. He holds the record for the highest batting average for a rookie season at .373. Things went south from there as he posted a career .288 average and 73 home runs in seven seasons. He was a member of the 1931 World Champion Cardinals. 

 

 

KennedyTerry Terry Kennedy (1956) was a catcher for the Cardinals from 1978-1980. In a 14-year Major League career, he hit .264 with 113 home runs and 628 RBI in 1491 games. He appeared in 4-All-Star games (1981, 1983, 1985, and 1987). 

 

 

WilkinsRick Rick Wilkins (1967) was a catcher that played one season (2000) with the Cardinals. He finished his career with a .244 average and 81 home runs and 275 runs batted in. 

 

 

RomeroJC J.C. Romero (1976) pitched for the Cardinals for one season in 2012 and was 0-0 in 11 games with a 10.13 ERA. His career mark was much better with a 34-28 record and a 4.16 ERA in 14 major league seasons. 

 

 

 

Debuts

Cliff Heathcote 1918

Kevin Hagen 1983

Randy Hunt 1985

Deaths

Dan Griner 1950

Tony Kaufmann 1982

Pedro Borbon 2012