June 6 in Cardinals History

1920- The Cardinals play their last game at Robison Field (renamed Cardinal Field in 1917), their home field since 1893, beating the Cubs, 5-2. One of Sam Breadon’s first decisions as the team’s new owner will be to agree to a ten-year lease for $20,000 annually, allowing his team to move six blocks to share Sportsman’s Park with the Browns, allowing him to use the money from the sale of the aging ballpark to finance Branch Rickey’s idea of establishing a farm system by investing in a club affiliation with a minor league team in Houston, Texas.

1924– The Philadelphia Phillies purchased Joe Schultz from the St. Louis Cardinals

 

1937– The first game of this doubleheader had been delayed 88 minutes by rain thus delaying the start of the second game. The games had to be completed by 7 PM due to a Philadelphia law. The Cardinals were leading 8-2 in the top of the fourth inning of game two when the Phillies started stalling. They made unnecessary pitching changes, holding mound conferences and asking for different baseballs. Eventually Bill Klem forfeited the game to the Redbirds. All players statistics were wiped out due to the fact that the game failed to go the required five innings. Manager Jimmie Wilson was fined $100 later by Ford Frick for his stalling tactics. Joe Medwick of St. Louis lost a home run which would have been his tenth of the season. Medwick still won the Triple Crown even though he tied for the home run title with Mel Ott with 31.

1948– Red Schoendienst hits five doubles in a doubleheader and had three doubles in the game the previous day. That is a MLB record for a three game span.

2006- The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Adam Ottavino in the 1st round (30th pick) of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2006.

2006- The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Chris Perez in the 1st round (42nd pick) of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 28, 2006.

2006- The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Mark Hamilton in the 2nd round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 2006.

2006- The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Jon Jay in the 2nd round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 28, 2006.

2011- The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Kolten Wong in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 2011 amateur draft. Player signed June 25, 2011.

2013- The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Marco Gonzales in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 2013 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 2013.

 

Amateur Drafts Held on this Date

The San Diego Padres drafted Joe Ross in the 1st round (25th pick) of the 2011 amateur draft. Player signed August 15, 2011.
The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Adam Ottavino in the 1st round (30th pick) of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2006.
The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Chris Perez in the 1st round (42nd pick) of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 28, 2006.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Mark Hamilton in the 2nd round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 2006.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Jon Jay in the 2nd round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 28, 2006.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Shane Robinson in the 5th round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 21, 2006.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Allen Craig in the 8th round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 2006.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted P.J. Walters in the 11th round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 19, 2006.
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The St. Louis Cardinals drafted David Carpenter in the 12th round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 2006.
The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Jon Edwards in the 14th round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 15, 2006.
The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Lance Zawadzki in the 15th round of the 2006 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Tommy Pham in the 16th round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 17, 2006.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Luke Gregerson in the 28th round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 2006.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Alberto Reyes as a free agent.

JThe St. Louis Cardinals signed Gerald Williams as a free agent.
The St. Louis Cardinals signed C.J. Nitkowski as a free agent.
The St. Louis Cardinals released Greg Cadaret.
The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Jim Lindeman in the 1st round (24th pick) of the 1983 amateur draft.

TThe St. Louis Cardinals drafted Gary Green in the 2nd round of the 1983 amateur draft, but was not signed.
The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Tom Pagnozzi in the 8th round of the 1983 amateur draft. Player signed June 18, 1983.
The St. Louis Cardinals drafted John Costello in the 24th round of the 1983 amateur draft.
The Detroit Tigers drafted Fran Mullins in the 3rd round of the 1978 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted George Bjorkman in the 4th round of the 1978 amateur draft.
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The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Ed Vande Berg in the 4th round of the 1978 amateur draft (June Secondary), but was not signed.
The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Bob Skube in the 18th round of the 1978 amateur draft, but was not signed.
The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Curt Wardle in the 45th round of the 1978 amateur draft, but was not signed.

The St. Louis Cardinals traded Jim Bibby to the Texas Rangers for Mike Nagy and John Wockenfuss.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Dan Larson in the 1st round (21st pick) of the 1972 amateur draft.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Mike Proly in the 9th round of the 1972 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1972.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Mike Armstrong in the 9th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but was not signed.
The Cleveland Indians drafted Jack Heidemann in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 1967 amateur draft.
The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Jerry Reuss in the 2nd round of the 1967 amateur draft.
The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Bart Johnson in the 3rd round of the 1967 amateur draft, but was not signed.
The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Bob Chlupsa in the 5th round of the 1967 amateur draft (June Secondary).
The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Lenny Randle in the 10th round of the 1967 amateur draft, but was not signed.
The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Pat Osburn in the 33rd round of the 1967 amateur draft, but was not signed.
The St. Louis Cardinals signed Jim O’Rourke as an amateur free agent.

 

 

Birthdays

Mark Ellis (1977) Ellis played the last year of his career in a Cardinals uniform in 2014 and finished that year with a .190 average and an injury. He played his last game on September 27, 2014. His career record is a .262 hitter with 105 home runs nd 550 runs batted in. 

Matt Belisle (1980) played for the Cardinals in 2015 and is currently under contract with the Washington Nationals. 

 

Debuts

Bill Cox 1936

Gene Oliver 1959

Blake Hawksworth 2009

Kevin Siegrist 2013

 

Deaths

Red Schoendienst 2018