1928– At Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis, the Yankees beat the Cardinals, 7-3, completing their second consecutive sweep of the World Series. The Bronx Bombers, who win their third World Championship in franchise history, live up to their name as they slugged five homers in the game, three by Babe Ruth, a feat which will not be matched until 1989 when Oakland does it against San Francisco.
1934 At Detroit’s Navin Field, Commissioner Landis makes Joe Medwick leave Game 7 of the World Series for ‘his own safety’. The Tiger fans are upset with his aggressive slide into third baseman Marv Owen after hitting a triple in the sixth inning and the angry mob responds by hurling fruit at the outfielder during the Cardinals’ 11-0 series-clinching victory.
Trades and Transactions
1940– The New York Giants drafted John Davis from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1940 minor league draft.
1963– The Cardinals release Sam Jones.
1990– John Morris granted free agency.
2013- Victor Marte granted free agency.
Gordon Slade 1904
Jim Winford 1909
Jeoff Long 1941
Bill Pulsipher 1943