May 5 in Cardinals History

The New York Giants purchased Bill Lohrman from the Cardinals in 1942.

The Cardinals, in 1948, released Bud Byerly.

The California Angels, in 1966, returned Willie Montanez (earlier draft pick) to the Cardinals.

The Cardinals traded Bill Dillman to the Montreal Expos for Carroll Sembera in 1970.

In 1990, the Cardinals signed Terry Francona as a free agent.

The Cardinals signed Chad Meyers as a free agent in 2002.

The Cardinals released David Peralta in 2009.

 

Birthdays

DockinsGeorge     George Dockins  (May 5, 1917 – January 22, 1997)  made his major league debut with the Cardinals on May 5, 1945, and won his first game in relief about two weeks later. On August 8, 1945, he pitched his first shutout. He didn’t play in 1946 due to World War II but finished with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. His career totals for 35 games pitched include an 8–6 record, 5 complete games, and 2 shutouts. He allowed 52 earned runs in 131.2 innings pitched for an ERA of 3.55. He handled 31 out of 32 chances successfully for a fielding percentage of .969.

 

AcevadoJuan    Juan Acevado (1970) played for two seasons in St. Louis which were 1998-1999. Acevado played in 366 games as a pitcher an only started 34 in his career. He finished his MLB career with a 4.33 ERA and a 28–40 win-loss record.

 

 

 

DuncanChris   Chris Duncan (1987) was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round (46th overall) in the 1999 Major League Baseball draft as a Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Delino DeShields to the Baltimore Orioles. He played for the Cardinals from September 10, 2005, to July 20, 2009. In that time he batted .257 with 55 home runs and 175 runs batted in. His father, Dave Duncan, was the Cardinals pitching coach during his tenure in St. Louis. 

 

Debuts

Jim McGinley 1904

George Docking 1945

Mike Parisi 2008

Deaths

ClemonsVerne   Verne Clemons (1959) played from 1919-1924 with the Cardinals. He participated in 474 games and had 364 hits with 140 runs batted and finished with a .287 batting average.