May 22 in Cardinals History


The  Padres traded Jerry DaVanon and Bill Davis to the Cardinals for Sonny Ruberto and John Sipin in 1969.

Reggie Smith drives in five runs in the Cardinals’ 7-6 victory over Philadelphia in 1976 at Veterans Stadium. The St. Louis switch-hitter’s third homer of the game, a two-out solo shot in the ninth, proves to be the difference.

Ozzie Smith breaks the record held by Larry Bowa in 1993 as he appears in his 2,223rd game at shortstop.

The Cardinals signed Aaron Bates as a free agent in 2012.



475 Career Home Runs

In 1945, he hit his first of the season and 12th of his career off Harry Feldman. It was the top of the 9th with the Cardinals leading 3-1 when he smashed a 2-run homer.
In 1953, Musial hit the 229th home run of his career and 2 of the season. It was a 2-run homer off Clyde King  in the top of the 4th inning with the Cardinals leading 2-0.
May 22, 1960, the Cardinals were behind 4-3 in the bottom of the 8th inning when Stan hit a 2-run homer off Jay Hook.
In his last season, 1963, he smashed a solo home run off Barney Schultz of the Chicago Cubs. It was the 469th of his illustrious career and the 6th of the season.



Bill Lohrman (May 22, 1913  – August 13, 1999) played for ten seasons but was only on the Cardinals as a pitcher in 1942. He finished his career with a 60-59 record along with 330 strikeouts and a 3.69 ERA. 

Ron Piche  (May 22, 1935 – February 3, 2011) played his last season (1966) with the Cardinals and finished with 10 wins and 16 losses in his career along with a 4.19 ERA. 




 Tyler Lyons made his debut in 2013 as he was the starting pitcher against the San Diego Padres. He pitched 7 innings, allowed 4 hits, 1 earned run, 1 walk and four strikeouts to secure his first major league win.




Hi Jasper 1937

Harry Betts 1946

Arnold Hauser 1966

Ernie White 1974