1946– In Game 7 of the World Series, the Cardinals beat the Red Sox, 4-3, when Enos Slaughter streaked home from first on Harry Walker’s single. The play surprises everyone, including cut-off man shortstop Johnny Pesky who hesitates, as legend has it, throwing the ball home. Known as the “Mad Dash”.
1964 The Cardinals hang on to defeat the Yankees in Game 7 at Sportsman’s Park, 7-5, to capture their seventh Fall Classic, becoming the first team with a losing record (39-40) at the All-Star break to be World Champs. Bob Gibson, who struck out 31 batters in 27 innings during his three starts, is selected as the World Series Most Valuable Player.
1964– In the Game 7 loss to the Cardinals, Bobby Richardson establishes a World Series record, playing in thirty consecutive Fall Classic games. The Yankees second baseman shares the record for the most hits (13), RBIs (12) and runs scored (8) in a seven game series (1960).
1964– The Boyer brothers both hit home runs in Game 7 of the World Series, Ken for the Cardinals, and Clete for the Yankees. Both siblings accomplish the feat in their last at bat of the Fall Classic.
1982– Willie McGee becomes the third rookie to hit two home runs in same World Series game. Going deep off Brewers starter Pete Vuckovich in the fifth and seventh innings in Game 3 of the Fall Classic, the Cardinals’ center fielder joins Charlie Keller (1939) and Tony Kubek (1957), who also accomplished the feat in the third game of their respective Fall Classics.
2001– After losing their first playoff appearance to the Mets in 1999, the Diamondbacks win their first postseason series, beating the Cardinals in only their fourth year of existence. Tony Womack’s two-out game-winning hit in the deciding fifth game of the NLDS gives Arizona the 2-1 victory.
Trades and Transactions
1964- The St. Louis Cardinals signed Pedro Borbon as an amateur free agent.
1985- Ray Soff of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.
1985- Terry Clark of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.
1985- Bob Geren of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.
2015- Dan Johnson of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.
2009- The St. Louis Cardinals selected Charlie Manning off waivers from the Washington Nationals.
2006- Alan Benes of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.
2006- Cory Doyne of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.
2006- Brian Esposito of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.
2006- Bo Hart of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.
Charlie O’Leary 1875
Percy Coleman 1876
Bob Harmon 1887
Bill Lewis 1904