October 23 in Cardinals History

This Date in Cardinals History

 

Baseball Events

2002- Darryl Kile will become the third player to appear on the 2003 Hall of Fame ballot before the mandatory five-year waiting period. The 33-year-old Cardinal pitcher, who died of heart disease, was found dead in his Chicago hotel room in June.

2006 Extending his scoreless streak to 24 1/3 postseason innings, dating back to 2003 with the Twins, Kenny Rogers blanks the Cardinals for eight innings, when the Tigers beat the Cardinals 3-1 to even the World Series at a game apiece. The “Gambler’s” recent playoff success comes under suspicion as TV cameras spot an unknown dark spot on the right-hander’s pitching hand in the first frame, which he claims to be only mud.

 

Trades and Transactions

1930- The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Red Rollings from the Boston Braves.

1973- The Houston Astros purchased Mick Kelleher from the St. Louis Cardinals.

1981- The Minnesota Twins traded Mike Kinnunen to the St. Louis Cardinals for Jeff Little.

1998- Delino DeShields of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

1998- Tom Lampkin of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

1998- Willie McGee of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

 

Birthdays

Rube Bressler 1894

John Lackey 1978

Bud Smith 1979