October 28 in Cardinals History


In 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

  • Cardinals Bobby Hrapmann and Mike Garman to the Chicago Cubs for Don Kessinger in 1975. 
  • The Cardinals in 1975, traded Larry Lintz to the Oakland Athletics for Charlie Chant.
  • Russ Springer of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency in 2003.
  • Matt Morris, Reggie Sanders, and Julian Tavarez were granted free aency by the Cardinals in 2005.

 

Birthdays

  • Joe Adams 1877
  • Ed Clough 1906
  • Gary Rajsich 1954
  • Braden Looper 1974

Deaths

  • Ray Sanders 1983