May 6 in Cardinals History

1924– The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Jimmy Cooney from Milwaukee (American Association)

1942– The St. Louis Cardinals traded Clyde Shoun and cash to the Cincinnati Reds for Whitey Moore

1942– The Cincinnati Reds traded Jim Gleeson to the St. Louis Cardinals for Max Marshall

1947- In a small office high up behind home plate at Ebbets Field, National League president Ford Frick meets with seven Cardinal players individually, revealing he is aware of their secret plan to strike as a protest to Jackie Robinson playing for the Dodgers. The usually non-confronational leader of the Senior Circuit makes his position perfectly clear about their planned boycott, telling the Redbird conspirators they will encounter quick retribution from his office that will include being suspended from baseball.
2005- In a 6-5 win over the Cardinals, Trevor Hoffman becomes the third closer in major league history to save 400 games. The Padres reliever joins Lee Smith (478) and John Franco (424) as the other bullpen artists who have also reached this milestone.

2005– The Colorado Rockies sent Javier Cardona to the St. Louis Cardinals as part of a conditional deal

2005– The St. Louis Cardinals released Nerio Rodriguez.

2008 – CF Rick Ankiel throws out two runners at thrird base in the same game from long distance and also hit as a Home Run in a 6-5 win. BOXSCORE

2012– Omar Vizquel becomes the oldest player to play shortstop in major League history when he starts at the position in the Blue Jays’ 4-3 loss to LA in Anaheim. The 45 year-old infielder surpasses Bobby Wallace, who played in a dozen games with the Cardinals at the age of 44 in 1918.

2013– Jason Motte has Tommy John surgery. 

Birthdays

John Lovett 1877

Ed Karger 1883

Walter Cruise 1890

Dick Cole 1926

Leo Burke 1934

Kim Seaman 1957

 

Debuts

Blix Donnelly 1944

Orlando Sanchez 1981

 

Deaths

Eddie Zimmerman 1906

Harry Berte 1952