October 29 in Cardinals History

 

Baseball Events

rickey-branch-plaque-296_n  1942– Branch Rickey, the innovator of the farm systems which helped to build a strong Redbird franchise, resigns as the Cardinals’ vice president. Three days later, the Dodgers will announce the Mahatma has been named president of the Brooklyn club, a move that will help to fill the void created by Brooklyn’s general manager Larry MacPhail’s enlistment in the army to serve in World War II.

 

 

1985– Cardinal pitcher Joaquin Andujar is suspended for the first ten games of next season as a result of bumping Don Denkinger twice during his World Series Game 7 dispute with the home plate umpire over balls and strikes calls.

 

Trades and Transactions

1993- Les Lancaster of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

1997- Willie McGee of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

1998- Bobby Witt of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

1999- Darren Oliver of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

2002- Rick White of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

2004- Ray Lankford of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

2004- Mike Matheny of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

2004- Edgar Renteria of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

2012- Kyle Lohse of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

 

Birthdays

Pete Richert 1934

Jim Bibby 1944