September 14 in Cardinals History

  • In an afternoon game in 1903, it was called because of unusual darkness, Giants’ pitcher Red Ames, making his major league debut, tosses a five-inning no-hitter against the Cardinals. The New York right-hander, who also will no-hit the Superbas on Opening Day in 1909 before yielding a single with one out in the tenth, will have both of his no-hit bids discounted after the 1991 change of rules no longer give credit for no-hit performances in games played for less than nine innings or for contests where the first hit is given up in extra innings.
  • The Cardinals returned Jim Brown to Topeka (Western Association) as part of a conditional deal in 1915.
  • With his 6-5 victory over New York at Sportsman’s Park in 1941, Cardinals right-hander Howie Krist finishes the season, 10-0. Spud’s perfect season establishes a National League record for the most wins in a season by a pitcher without a defeat.
  • The Cardinals, in 1971, trade Fred Rico and Dan Ford to the Minnesota Twins for Stan Williams. 
  • The Cardinals purchased Barry Lersch from the Atlanta Braves in 1974.
  • The Oakland Athletics purchased Ron Fairly, in 1976, from the Cardinals.

 

Manager Birthday

Kid Nichols 1904–1905 169G 80W 88L  0.476 win pct   born-9/14/1869   died- 4/11/1953

Birthdays

  • Art Weaver 1902
  • Kid Nichols 1869
  • Jack Dunleavy 1879
  • Stan Williams 1936
  • Harry Parker 1947

 

Debuts

  • Art Fromme 1906
  • Phil Redding 1912
  • Zinn Beck 1913
  • Taylor Douthit 1923
  • Jimmy Hudgens 1923
  • Mort Cooper 1938
  • Steve Waterbury 1976

Deaths

  • Wally Roettger 1951
  • Phil Clark 2018

Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

  • In 1961, Stan hit career home run #442 off of Don Cardwell of the Cubs in the 1st inning.