This Date in Cardinals History
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.
Rube Bressler 1894
John Lackey 1978
Bud Smith 1979