May 1 in Cardinals History


Chattanooga (Southern Association) purchased Roy Golden from the Cardinals in 1913.

The Cardinals purchased Marty Kavanagh in 1918 from the Cleveland Indians

The Cardinals traded Emil Verban in 1946 to the Philadelphia Phillies for Clyde Kluttz.

In 1956, the Cardinals traded Paul LaPalme to the Cincinnati Redlegs for Milt Smith

Roger Freed sends everyone home in 1979 with a walk-off Grand Slam in the bottom of the 11th inning in a 7-6 come-from-behind win over the Houston Astros. Freed was a 34-year reserve player at the time. 

The Cardinals signed Lee Guetterman as a free agent in 1993.

JD Drew sets what was a team record at the time by scoring five runs in one game in a 16-5 win over the Expos in 1999,

The Expos sent Mario Encarnacion to the Cardinals as part of a conditional deal in 2003. 

Scott McGregor has Tommy John surgery in 2011.



Bill Kelly (May 1, 1886-  June 30, 1940) made his debut on May 2. 1910 with the Cardinals. He played in two games and got no hits in three at-bats. 

Maikel Cleto played for the Cardinals in 2011-2013 and appeared in 40 games. In those three seasons, he only pitched 15 innings and allowed 27 hits. 



Wally Roettger 1927

Nate Andrews 1937

Red Munger 1943

Frank Wooldridge 1955



Hi Myers 1965

Bobby Mitchell 1933

Ed Conwell 1926