October 3 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History

Baseball Events

1965 Cardinal right-hander Bob Gibson goes the distance, beating Houston at the Astrodome, 5-2, to become a 20-game winner for the first time. The future Hall of Famer will win twenty games four more times in the next five seasons.
1999 Cardinal first baseman Mark McGwire hits #65 and his final homer of the season, passing Ted Williams and Willie McCovey to move into the tenth spot on the all-time career home run list with 522 round trippers.
2000 Against the Braves, Cardinal rookie starter Rick Ankiel sets a modern day major league record by uncorking five wild pitches in the third inning of Game 1 of NLDS. He joins Buffalo’s Bert Cunningham, who accomplished the same feat in the first inning in an 1890 Players League contest.
2007 After winning their tenth World Series championship last season, the Cardinals announce senior vice president and general manager Walt Jocketty (1,117-968, .536) will no longer have a role with the team. The former GM, who will be replaced on an interim basis by his assistant John Mozeliak, watched the Redbirds make seven postseason appearances, winning two National League pennants and the 2006 World Series, during his 13-year tenure with the club.

 

Trades and Transactions

2003– Dave Wainhouse of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

2013– The St. Louis Cardinals selected Joey Butler off waivers from the Texas Rangers.

 

Birthdays

Bill Byers 1887

Bob Bowman 1910

Bob Skinner 1931

Phil Clark 1932

Dennis Eckersley 1954

Kerry Robinson 1973

 

Debuts

Gil Paulsen 1925

Larry Miggens 1948

Dave Dowling 1964