October 5 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History

 

Trades and Transactions

1962– The St. Louis Cardinals released Red Schoendienst.

1966– The St. Louis Cardinals released Barney Schultz.

1966– The St. Louis Cardinals released Bob Skinner.

1970– The St. Louis Cardinals traded Dick Allen to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Ted Sizemore and Bob Stinson.

1989– The St. Louis Cardinals released Rod Booker.

Baseball Events

1942–  Behind the outstanding pitching of rookie Johnny Beazley, the Cardinals stun the baseball world by beating the Yankees, 2-1, to win the World Series in five games.

2011– During the fifth inning of Game 4 of the NLDS against the Cardinals, a squirrel runs across home plate just as Phillies pitcher Roy Oswalt begins to deliver a pitch to Skip Schumaker. Umpire Ángel Hernández calls the pitch a ball, much to the chagrin of the right-hander and Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel, who believe that “no pitch” should be called due to the distraction caused by the grey rodent, immortalized by the Redbirds fans as the “rally squirrel”.

Birthdays

Bill Steele 1886

Si Johnson 1906