1968 Cardinal fireballer Bob Gibson sets the mark for total strikeouts (35) in a World Series, but loses the seventh and deciding game to Tigers, 4-1.
1968 In the fifth inning of Game 7 of the World Series, Dal Maxvill pops out to first base, becoming the first major leaguer to go 0-for-22 in the Fall Classic. The Cardinal shortstop surpasses the single series infamous mark previously shared by Gil Hodges (1952 – Dodgers), Red Murray (1911 – Giants), Billy Sullivan (1906 -White Sox) and Jimmy Sheckard (1906 -Cubs).
1968 Bob Gibson goes the distance in his eighth consecutive World Series game, losing Game 7 to Detroit, 4-1. The only time the St. Louis Cardinal right-hander, who will compile a 1.89 postseason ERA, didn’t finish a Fall Classic contest was in his first appearance in 1964 when he tossed eight innings against the Yankees.
1986– Ken Dayley became the first Cardinals player to have Tommy John surgery performed on him (1st was 9/25/1974).
2009 In Matt Holliday’s first at-bat at home since his critical error allowed LA to stage an amazing comeback victory, the Cardinals’ left fielder receives a standing ovation from the sellout crowd of 47,296 at Busch Stadium. The former NLCS MVP award winner (Colorado – 2007), who will become a free agent after the season, is touched by the fans’ reaction and very appreciative of their support.
2010 Behind the solid starting pitching of Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels, the Phillies complete the franchise’s first playoff sweep when Hamels throws a complete-game, five-hit 2-0 NLDS victory over the Reds at Great American Ball Park. Philadelphia will have an opportunity to become the first team to win three consecutive National League pennants since the war-time Cardinals raised flags from 1942 to 1944.
Trades and Transactions
1932- The St. Louis Cardinals traded Gus Mancuso and Ray Starr to the New York Giants for Ethan Allen, Jim Mooney, Bob O’Farrell and Bill Walker.
1944– The Cardinals release Pepper Martin.
1972– The St. Louis Cardinals signed Tito Landrum as an amateur free agent.
1996– The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Tripp Cromer off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.
1996– The Atlanta Braves selected Ben VanRyn off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.
Homer Peel 1902
Bobby Tiefenauer 1929
Gene Tenace 1946
Luther Hackman 1975
Placido Polanco 1975
Koten Wong 1990
Shelby Miller 1990