The Cardinals purchased Hal Janvrin from Buffalo in 1919.
The Cardinals purchased Tony Kaufmann in 1927 from the Philadelphia Phillies
The Cardinals purchased Newt Kimball from the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1949.
In the first inning of an 8-0 rout of the Cubs at Sportsman’s Park in 1963, Cardinals left fielder Stan Musial becomes the first grandfather in big league history to hit a home run. The 42 year-old new grandpa accomplishes the feat in his first at-bat since the birth of his grandson earlier in the day.
The Cardinals signed Mike Torrez as an amateur free agent in 1964.
In 1974, Lou Brock ties and then breaks Maury Wills’s 12 year-old single season stolen base record with his 104th and 105th swipes. The Cardinal left fielder’s thievery against the Phillies doesn’t help as the Redbirds drop the Busch Stadium contest, 8-2.
1974. The Atlanta Braves purchased Mike Thompson from the St. Louis Cardinals.
1981- The Cardinals traded Joe Edelen and Neil Fiala to the Cincinnati Reds for Doug Bair.=
Keith Hernandez, in 1985, receives a two-minute standing ovation from the Mets fans in his first game back at Shea after testifying in a Pittsburgh courtroom. The New York first baseman, who responds with a run-producing single against his former team, admitted on the witness stand to having used cocaine while playing for the Cardinals.
The Cardinals released Micah Franklin in 1997.
In 1997, a 7-6 loss to the Giants, Cardinal Mark McGwire becomes only the second player in major league history to hit 50 home runs in consecutive seasons. Babe Ruth accomplished the feat twice, in the 1920-21 and 1927-28 seasons.
2003- The Cardinals traded players to be named later to the Milwaukee Brewers for Mike DeJean. The St. Louis Cardinals sent Mike Crudale (September 10, 2003) and John Novinsky (minors) (September 10, 2003) to the Milwaukee Brewers to complete the trade.
- Johnnie Chambers 1911
- Roger Maris 1934
- Tim Sherrill 1965
- Andrew Brown 1984
- Paul Goldschmidt 1987
- Art Hoelskoetter 1905
- Ody Abbott 1910
- Bill Steele 1910
- Rogers Hornsby 1915
- Roy Parker 1919
- Jim Winford 1932
- Eddie Phelps 1953
- Gene Green 1957
- Duke Carmel 1959
- Mike Torrez 1967
- Jerry Mumphrey 1974
- Pug Bennett 1935
- Jap Barbeau 1969
- Grant Dunlap 2014
Tracking Musial’s Home Runs
- In 1949, he hit career home run # 139 in Cincinnati against Howie Fox with a 3-run go ahead homer in the 9th inning.
- in 1950 against the Pirates, he collected career home run # 178 with a 3-run homer in the 9th inning to tie the game.
- #330 came in 1955 facing Robin Roberts of the Phillies.
- In 1963, he hit his NEXT TO LAST career home run #474 off Glen Hobbie of the Cubs.