October 21 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History

 

Baseball Events

2004 At Busch Stadium, the Cardinals advance to the World Series for the first time in 17 years. The Redbirds capture the National League pennant, beating Roger Clemens and the Astros in Game 7 of an exciting NLCS, 5-2.
2006 In the first matchup of rookies to start Game 1 of the World Series, Anthony Reyes bests Justin Verlander as the visiting Cardinals beat the Tigers at Comerica Park, 7-2. The 25 year-old right-hander allows two runs and four hits, striking out five Redbirds in eight innings of work.

 

Trades and Transactions

 

1968- The St. Louis Cardinals traded Pete Mikkelsen to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Jim Ellis.

1969- The Pittsburgh Pirates traded Frank Vanzin (minors) and Carl Taylor to the St. Louis Cardinals for Dave Giusti and Dave Ricketts.

1970- The St. Louis Cardinals traded Jim Campbell to the Boston Red Sox for Dick Schofield

1971- The St. Louis Cardinals returned Daryl Patterson to the Oakland Athletics following previous purchase.

1991- The St. Louis Cardinals signed Manny Aybar as an amateur free agent.

1991- The St. Louis Cardinals signed Jose Jimenez as an amateur free agent.

Birthdays

Finners Quinlan 1887

Stan Portenheimer 1922

Ron Davis 1941

Khalil Greene 1979

Troy Cate 1980