October 22 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History

 

Baseball Events

Although not Cardinals related, it was important to the game of baseball.

The first known box score appears in the New York Morning News a month after the first set of rules is written by Alexander Cartwright and some his fellow Knickerbockers.

2006 The Spiezios become the first father-and-son combination in baseball history to have appeared in a World Series game as a player for the same franchise. Scott, the Cardinals’ current second baseman, and his father, Ed, a third baseman for the 1967 club, both played for in the Fall Classic for winning Redbird teams.

 
2007 Tony La Russa agrees to a two-year contract to continue as the Cardinals manager. During his 12-year tenure in St. Louis, the 63 year-old skipper has compiled a 1,055-887 (.543) record, which includes six Central Division championships, two NL pennants and one World Series Championship.

 
2011 In the Cardinals’ 16-7 rout of the Rangers in Game 3 of the Fall Classic, Albert Pujols hits three homers, drives in six runs and collects five hits, all equaling World Series records. ‘Prince Albert’, who also set a Series mark with 14 total bases, connects on fastballs from three different Texas pitchers, joining Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson for the most round-tippers in a World Series game.ball Events

 

Trades and Transactions

1976- The St. Louis Cardinals traded Mike Wallace to the Texas Rangers for John Sutton.

1998- Brian Jordan of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

 

 

Birthdays

Sam Bohne 1896

Harry Walker 1916

Lou Klein 1918

Jamie Quirk 1954

Gerald Young 1964