October 18 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History

 

Baseball Events

2001 Larry Dierker, who left the Astros’ broadcast booth to take over the dugout duties as the team’s skipper in 1997, resigns as Houston manager (448-362, .553, four divisional titles), despite tying the Cardinals for the best record in the National League (93-69) and winning the Central Division. The team failed to win a playoff series in his five-year tenure, going 2-12 in postseason action.
2010 The Cardinals announce the signing of its long-time manager, keeping Tony La Russa in the Redbirds’ dugout for at least one more season, the skipper’s sixteenth with the club. The franchise has won eight division titles, two National League pennants and a World Championship under the 66 year-old pilot, but this year’s team, heavily favored to win its division, collapsed during the final two months of the season, finishing five games behind Cincinnati.

 

 

Trades and Transactions

1971- The St. Louis Cardinals returned Mike Jackson to the Kansas City Royals following previous purchase.

1971- The St. Louis Cardinals traded Jim Beauchamp, Chip Coulter, Harry Parker and Chuck Taylor to the New York Mets for Jim Bibby, Rich Folkers, Charlie Hudson and Art Shamsky.

1994- Gregg Jefferies of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

 

Birthdays

Joe Delanhanty 1875

Burt Shotton 1884

Coonie Blank 1892

Howie Nunn 1935

George Hendrick 1949

Andy Hassler 1951

Deaths

  • Dick Cole 2018
  • Bob Vines 1982
  • Tom Reilly 1918