October 27 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History

 

1985 The Royals become the sixth team to overcome a 3-1 deficit to win the Fall Classic when series MVP Bret Saberhagen, who became a new dad yesterday, blanks the Cardinals on five hits, 11-0. Kansas City is the first team in World Series history to lose its first two games at home and then come back to win the World Championship.

2004 Under the moon’s reddish tint caused by a lunar eclipse, the Red Sox exorcised 86 years of agonizing losses by winning their first World Series since 1918. In one of the most dominating Fall Classic performances, Boston, who never trailed during the four games, blanks the Cardinals, 3-0, to complete the sweep.

2006 At the new Busch Stadium, the Cardinals beat the heavily favored Tigers, 4-2, in Game 5 of the Fall Classic to win their first world championship since 1982. With an 83-78 record, St. Louis, who lost 10 of their last 14 regular season games, won less games than any World Series champion in baseball history.

2013 The Red Sox win the first World Series game to ever end on a pickoff, beating the Cardinals, 4-2, in Game 4 of the Fall Classic. Kolten Wong, a 23 year-old rookie pinch-running for Allen Craig, is caught off first base by Boston closer Koji Uehara, ending the Busch Stadium.

 

Trades and Transactions

1965- The St. Louis Cardinals traded Dick Groat, Bob Uecker and Bill White to the Philadelphia Phillies for Pat Corrales, Alex Johnson and Art Mahaffey.

1966- The St. Louis Cardinals signed Jose Cruz as an amateur free agent.

1972- The Oakland Athletics trade Gene Dusan and Joe Lindsey to the St. Louis Cardinals for Dal Maxvill. 

1972- The St. Louis Cardinals released Jerry McNertney.

1978- The St. Louis Cardinals trade Mike Potter to the Seattle Mariners for Jose Baez.

1992- Frank DiPino of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

1992- Andres Galarraga of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

1992- Rich Gedman of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

1992- Pedro Guerrero of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

1992- Bob McClure of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

1992- Milt Thompson of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

 

Birthdays

Shad Berry 1887

Don Richmond 1919

Del Rice 1927

Pete Vukovich 1952

Tom Nieto 1960

Kelvin Jimenez 1980

Ruben Tejada -1989