October 4 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History

 

 

Activities

1904–  In the second game of a doubleheader on the last day of the season, Jack Dunn of the Giants homered, but was called out by umpire Jim Johnstone for missing first base. New York argued too long and c aused the arbiter to forfeit the game to St. Louis. The incident occurred in the fourth inning with St. Louis leading 2 to 1. Johnstone, on his way to his dressing room after the game, was struck in the head by a fan. The attacker was arrested, but t he umpire refused to press charges.
2002 Commissioner Bud Selig apologizes to St. Louis fans for the late playoff start time for the Cardinal and Diamondback Game 1 NLDS game and promises it will not happen again. The 10 p.m. CDT start was due to many of the playoff teams coming from the west and baseball’s desire not to have two games being played at the same time.

Trades and Transactions

1937– The St. Louis Cardinals traded Leo Durocher to the Brooklyn Dodgers for Jim Bucher, Johnny Cooney, Roy Henshaw and Joe Stripp.

2007– Randy Keisler of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

 

 

Birthdays

Bob Rhoads 1879

Ralph Shinners 1895

Red Munger 1918

Rip Repulski 1928

Jimy Williams 1943

Tony LaRussa 1944

Kyle Lohse 1978