October 16 in Cardinals History

Baseball Events

1950–¬†After five seasons at the helm, Eddie Dyer resigns as the manager of the Cardinals and will be eventually replaced by Marty Marion. The former St. Louis skipper, who won a World Championship as a rookie pilot with the Redbirds in 1946, never had a losing season, compiling an outstanding 446-325 (.578) record during his post-war tenure with the club.

1985 In Game 6 of the NLCS, Cardinal first baseman Jack Clark’s dramatic come-from-behind two-out, three-run home run in the ninth inning stuns a sold-out Dodger Stadium. St. Louis wins the game, 7-5, and captures the National League flag.

1985 Coming back from a 3 to 1 game deficit, the Royals capture their first American League pennant, beating the Blue Jays in Game 7 of the ALCS, 6-2. To eventually play the Cardinals in the Wprld Series

 

Trades and Transactions

  • The Cardinals released Hank Sauer in 1956.

Birthdays

  • John Brock 1896
  • Tim McCarver 1941
  • Don Hood 1949
  • Mike Dimmel 1954
  • Brian Harper 1959
  • Anthony Reyes 1981

Deaths

  • Ellis Kinder 1968