October 16 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History on This Date

 

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.
2000 In Game 5 of the NLCS, the Mets capture their fourth National League pennant when Mike Hampton throws a complete-game three-hit shutout, blanking the Cardinals at Shea Stadium, 7-0.

 

Trades and Transactions

1956- The St. Louis Cardinals released Hank Sauer.

1990- Greg Mathews of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

2006- Mike Rose of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

2008- Josh Phelps of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

 

Birthdays

John Brock 1896

Tim McCarver 1941

Don Hood 1949

Mike Dimmel 1954

Brian Harper 1959

Anthony Reyes 1981