October 28 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History on This Date

2011- After being down by 10.5 games on August 25 for the NL Central Division lead, the Cardinals beat the Rangers at Busch Stadium, 6–2, in Game 7 of the Fall Classic to win their eleventh world championship in franchise history. In Game 6, the Redbirds had been down to their last strike in both the ninth and the 10th inning but rallied to tie the score and eventually win the game on David Freese’s lead-off, walk-off home run to centerfield in the 11th.

 

Trades and Transactions

1975– The St. Louis Cardinals traded a player to be named later and Mike Garman to the Chicago Cubs for Don Kessinger. The St. Louis Cardinals sent Bobby Hrapmann (minors) (April 5, 1976) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade.

1975– The St. Louis Cardinals traded Larry Lintz to the Oakland Athletics for Charlie Chant.

2003– Russ Springer of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

2005– Matt Morris of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

2005– Reggie Sanders of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

2005– Julian Tavarez of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

Birthdays

Joe Adams 1877

Ed Clough 1906

Gary Rajsich 1954

Braden Looper 1974

Deaths

Ray Sanders 1983