1919– The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Hal Janvrin from Buffalo
1927- The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Tony Kaufmann from the Philadelphia Phillies.
1940- The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Newt Kimball from the Brooklyn Dodgers.
1963 In the first inning of an 8-0 rout of the Cubs at Sportsman’s Park, 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.
1964 With his office being responsible for all of the costs for teams not making it into the postseason, Baseball commissioner Ford Frick authorizes the Phillies, Yankees, White Sox and Orioles to print tickets for the World Series. Due to a historic late-season collapse by Philadelphia, the surging Cardinals win the National League pennant on the last day of the season, and will play the Bronx Bombers in the Fall Classic.
1964– The St. Louis Cardinals signed Mike Torrez as an amateur free agent.
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.
1981– The St. Louis Cardinals traded Joe Edelen and Neil Fiala to the Cincinnati Reds for Doug Bair.
1985 Both teams charge onto the Shea Stadium field when George Forster is hit with a first-inning pitch thrown by Cardinal starter Danny Cox, who appeared annoyed by the Mets’ hitter stepping out of the box several times during the at-bat. Minutes after the bench-clearing incident and order is restored‚ Howard Johnson hits a grand slam to give New York an eventual 5-4 win and a one-game lead over the Redbirds in the tight NL East race.
1985 Keith Hernandez 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.
1997– The St. Louis Cardinals released Micah Franklin.
1997 In 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 St. Louis 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 Chmbers 1911
Roger Maris 1934
Tim Sherrill 1965
Andrew Brown 1984
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