October 13 in Cardinals History

 

1985 – St. Louis routs the Dodgers, 12 – 2, to even the National League Championship Series. St. Louis, however, loses rookie sensation Vince Coleman to one of the more bizarre injuries in major league history. Coleman is stretching before the game when his left leg becomes caught in Busch Stadium’s automated tarpaulin as it unrolls across the infield, trapping him for about 30 seconds. He will not play again this year.

2001- The St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 4 – 1, behind rookie pitcher Bud Smith to even their NLDS at two games apiece. Fernando ViƱa hits a two-run home run for St. Louis.

Birthdays

  • Pickles Dilhoefer 1893
  • George Frazier 1954
  • Scott Cooper 1967

Deaths

  • Mike Heydon 1913
  • Joe Bratcher 1977