May 24 in Cardinals History

  • In 1909, Christy Mathewson had beaten the Cardinals 24 consecutive time. However, on this date, the Cardinals defeat the Giants and Mathewson 3-1. This snapped a streak that started in May 1904 and extended over five years. 
  • Ike McAuley is selected off waivers from the Pirates in 1917.
  • Johnny Vergez was purchased in 1936 by the Cardinals from the Philadelphia Phillies.
  • The Cardinals get Randy Moore from the Brooklyn Dodgers in exchange for Paul Chervinko in 1937.
  • 1964- An oddity in baseball occurs as seven major league teams are shutout. They were Pirates, Cardinals, Phillies, White Sox, Twins, and Mets.
  • A trade is made, in 1977, as the Cardinals traded away Eddie Solomon for Mike Beard from the Atlanta Braves.
  •  A major league record is set at Busch Stadium when the Cardinals strand 16 men on base and don’t score in  1994.
  •  Adam Wainwright swings on the first pitch he sees as a batter, in 2006, in the major leagues and smacks a home run to aid in a 10-4 win. 
  •  In 2010, the Cardinals receive Andrew Brown from the Washington Nationals as part of a conditional deal. 

 

MUSIAL’S HOME RUN HISTORY

475 Career Home Runs

Four home runs were hit on this date in Stan’s career. In 1948, he hit his 7th of the season and 78th of his career in Philadelphia. He was facing Monk Dubiel in the top of the 7th inning with the Cardinals behind 3-0 when he smacked a 2-run homer.
May 24, 1949, he smashed his 115th career home run and 5th of the season. It was off Johnny Antonelli in the bottom of the 5th inning for a solo home run.
He did it again in 1951 with a 3-run homer in the bottom of the 4th inning against Cincinnati. The Cardinals were ahead 3-0 and Musial faced Herm Wehmeier in the bottom of the 4th for his 5th of the year and 179th of his career.
Another was hit on May 24, 1963, for his 470th home run and 7th of the season. The New York Mets had Roger Craig on the mound as the Cardinals were behind 3-0 when he hit a solo home run in the bottom of the 2nd inning.

 

 

Birthdays

JasperHi Hi Jasper  (May 24, 1886 – May 22, 1937)  In 1916, Jasper spent the season with the St. Louis Cardinals. In 21 games, he had a 5-6 record and a 3.28 ERA. 

 

 

BerlyJack Jack Berly (May 24, 1903 – June 26, 1977) played the last season of his career (1924) with the Cardinals and appeared in four games as a pitcher and had no record along with a 5.63 ERA. 

 

 

 

PennyBrad Brad Penny (1978) signed with the Cardinals on a one-year contract on December 10, 2009. He hit a grand slam home run on May 21, 2010.  

 

 

Debuts

  • Jack Roche 1914
  • Johnny Echols 1939
  • Tony Cruz 2011

 

Deaths

  • Bill Goodenough 1905
  • Charlie Frank 1922
  • Don Richmond 1981