October 14 in Cardinals History

This Date in Cardinals History

Not Cardinals Related but Interesting-1862– In a game against the Unions of Morrisania, Jim Creighton of the Excelsiors hits a sixth-inning home run after doubling in each of his first four times to the plate. When he crosses home, the 21-year old superstar complains of having broken his belt, that turns out to be a suspected fatal ruptured inguinal hernia caused by the torque created by his all upper-body hard swing with the bat. He dies four days later.

1900- The Cardinals finish in fifth place with a 65-75 record and are 19 games back of first place Brooklyn.

Baseball Events

In 1985, Ozzie Smith hits a memorable home run in Game 5 of the NLCS which was his first left-handed home run of his career (3009 at-bats). Broadcaster Jack Buck states his famous “go crazy folks, go crazy” on the air.

 

Trades and Transactions

The Expos drafted Coco Laboy from the St. Louis Cardinals as the 54th pick in the 1968 expansion draft in 1968.

The Cardinals, in 1974, trade Dan Larson and Ron Selak (minors) to the Houston Astros for Claude Osteen.

The St. Louis Cardinals released Jim Otten in 1981.

The Cardinals, in 1991, released Jamie Moyer.

Birthdays

Suter Sullivan 1872

Harry Brecheen 1914

Max Macon 1915

Tom Cheney 1934

Joe Girardi 1964

Debuts

Henry Stein 1900