October 2 in Cardinals History

  • The Cardinals traded Joe Mack to the Boston Braves for Warren Huston in 1944.
  • The Cardinals traded Stan Jok and cash to Toronto (International) for Lynn Lovenguth in 1956.
  •  In 1973, the Cardinals purchased Ken Reynolds from the Milwaukee Brewers.
  •  Cardinals traded Jim Adduci and Paul Householder in 1984 to the Milwaukee Brewers for Rich Buonantony (minors), Ron Koenigsfeld (minors) and Jim Koontz (minors).
  • The Minnesota Twins traded a player to be named later and cash to the St. Louis Cardinals for Chris Speier in 1984. The Minnesota Twins sent Jay Pettibone to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.
  • The Cardinals released Ray Soff in 1987.

Baseball Events

  • 1966 Cardinals rookie Jim Cosman, making his major league debut on the last day of the season, hurls a two-hit complete-game shutout, blanking Chicago at Busch Stadium, 2-0. The 23 year-old right-hander, who didn’t know of his assignment until twenty minutes before game time, makes his only start of the season, having pitched only in relief in 54 minor league apperances prior to today’s contest.
  • 1968 Bob Gibson establishes a new World Series mark by striking out 17 batters as the Cardinals defeat the Tigers in Game 1 of the Fall Classic, 4-0. The Redbird right-hander surpasses Sandy Koufax’s mark of 15, which the southpaw established on this date five years ago against New York.
  • 2005 In the top of the sixth inning at Busch Stadium, Ozzie Smith emerges from the gate in right field wall in an open convertible. After touring the warning track, the former Cardinal shortstop removes the digit “1”, his old uniform number, which is affixed to the outfield wall, revealing a “0” to indicate the number regular-season games left to be played in Busch Stadium.
  • 2005 In a recorded message shown at the start of the last regular season game at Busch Stadium, Joe Buck, unable to be in attendance due to calling a NFL game on national television, asks the crowd to honor his late father by singing the “Star-Spangled Banner” a cappella. A stirring rendition fills the ballpark when 50,000 voices join in unison to sing the national anthem, a fitting tribute to the late and beloved Cardinal broadcaster.

 

Birthdays

  • Jim McGinley 1878
  • Bob Coluccio 1951
  • Jeff Doyle 1956

Debuts

  • Doug Clemens 1960
  • Jim Cosman 1966

Deaths

  • Sandy McDougal 1910
  • Heinie Schaible 1990
  • John Romonsky 2011
  • Solly Hemus 2017

Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

  • In 1949 against Bob Rush of the Cubs, Musial hit career home run #195.
  • He hit another in 1949 for #150 facing Dewey Adkins with a 3-run homer.