May 23 in Cardinals History

The Cardinals traded Howard Freigau and Mike Gonzalez to the Chicago Cubs for Bob O’Farrell in 1925.

The Cardinals in 1942, signed Ray Hayworth as a free agent.

In 1942, the New York Giants purchased Gus Mancuso from the Cardinals.

The Cardinals trade three-time 20-game winner Mort Cooper, in 1945, to the Braves for pitcher Red Barrett. Cooper was dissatisfied with his salary in St. Louis and had threatened to leave.

The Cardinals traded Jackie Collum to the Cincinnati Reds for Eddie Erautt in 1953.

The Cardinals signed Von McDaniel in 1957 as an amateur free agent (bonus baby). Three weeks after his High school graduation the Cardinals signed him to a $50,000 bonus.

The Cardinals traded Cardell Camper to the Cleveland Indians in 1976 for Nelson Garcia.

In 2005, the Texas Rangers sent Vladimir Nunez to the Cardinals as part of a conditional deal.

The Washington Nationals returned Brian Broderick (earlier draft pick) to the Cardinals in 2011.

Cardinals released Joey Butler in 2014.

Randall Grichuk hits his first walk-off homer to defeat Cub 4-3 in 2016.

 

MUSIAL’S HOME RUN HISTORY

475 Career Home Runs

Stan hit one home run on this date and it was in 1957 in Cincinnati. The Cardinals were behind 5-0 and it was the top of the 4th inning when he connected off Don Gross for a solo home run. It was his 5th of the season and 357th of his career.

 

 

Birthdays

 

 

Ralph_McLaurin Ralph McLaurin  (May 23, 1895 – February 11, 1943) appeared in 8 career game all with the St. Louis Cardinals. He had no homers or runs batted in and finished with a .227 batting average.

 

 

 

Charlie Niebergall  (May 23, 1899 – August 29, 1982) played in 54 games that were spread out over three seasons for the Cardinals where he compiled a .293 batting average with 8 doubles and 8 runs batted in. He started 17 games as a catcher.

 

ClevelandReggie Reggie Cleveland  (1948) made his major league debut on October 1, 1969, with the Cardinals and pitched until the completion of the 1973 season when he traded. His career numbers show he was 105-106 with a 4.11 ERA.

 

 

Butch Metzger (1952)  collected 7 saves while posting a 3.11 ERA and a record of 4 wins and 2 losses with the Cardinals.

 

CraballoRamon Ramon Caraballo (1969) was an infielder that played the part of the 1995 season with the Cardinals. He posted a .202 career average with 2 homers and 2 RBI’s before playing his last game on August 15, 1995.

 

 

Debuts

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Deaths

  • Danny Clark 1937
  • Jack Clements 1941
  • Rolla Daringer 1937
  • Sam Bohne 1977
  • Gene Green 1981