October 24 in Cardinals History

Baseball’s anthem, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, is introduced by Bill Murray. The song writing team of Albert Von Tilzer (music) and Jack Norworth (words), who created the immortal tune, has never seen a game.

Baseball Events

2011 With the help of a mismanaged Cardinal bullpen, Mike Napoli gives his team a 3-2 Series lead when he hits a two-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning of the Rangers’ 4-2 victory in Game 5 in Arlington. The Texas catcher, who bats eighth in the order, becomes only the second player to have four multi-RBI games in a World Series, joining Yankee legend Mickey Mantle, who accomplished the feat against Pittsburgh in 1960.

 

Trades and Transactions

The St. Louis Cardinals released Marty Marion in 1951

The St. Louis Cardinals, in 1951, released Bob Scheffing.

The St. Louis Cardinals released Red Schoendienst in 1961.

In 1974, the Houston Astros purchased Jose Cruz from the Cardinals.

Birthdays

Dick Niehaus 1892

Jack Russell 1905

Jim Brosnan 1928

Arthur Rhodes 1969

Mike Mathews 1973

Rafael Furcal 1977