September 16 in Cardinals History

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The Cardinals drafted Jimmy Whelan from Ogden (Union Association) in the 1912 rule 5 draft in 1912.

In 1924-¬†Cardinal first baseman Jim Bottomley goes 6-for-6, including two homers, and bats in a record twelve runs when the team beats the Dodgers at Ebbets Field, 17-3. The previous mark of 11 RBIs in one game was established in 1892 by today’s opposing Dodger manager, Wilbert Robinson.

En route to a 23-3 rout of the Phillies at the Baker Bowl, the Cardinals cross home plate 12 times during the third inning in 1926. The dozen runs establish a franchise record for the Redbirds.

Bob Gibson notches his 20th victory of the season in 1966 when he goes the distance to beat Chicago at Wrigley Field, 3-1. The Cardinal right-hander will become the first pitcher in more than forty years to have consecutive 20-win seasons for a second-division team.

The Cardinals trade Jim Strichek and Tom Dozier to the Oakland Athletics for Steve Baker in 1983. 

The Montreal Expos selected Gene Roof off waivers from the Cardinals in 1983.

 

Birthdays

  • Jim Galloway 1887
  • Heinie Mueller 1889
  • Buster Mills 1908
  • Kurt Krieger 1926
  • Bob Chlopson 1945
  • Ed Sprague 1945
  • Mike Garman 1949
  • Joe Edelen 1955
  • Brandon Moss 1983

Debuts

  • Possum Whited 1912
  • Ray Cunningham 1921
  • Herb Bremer 1937
  • John Antonelli 1944
  • Dick Rand 1953
  • Omar Olivares 1960

Deaths

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Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

  • In 1952, he smacked career home run #224 off Warren Spahn in the 1st inning.
  • It was in 1960 that he hit #429 facing Stu Miller of the SF Giants.
  • In 1963, Stan hit his LAST HOME RUN of his career (#475) facing Johnny Podres in the 7th inning to tie the game.¬†