September 16 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History

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

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.

1926– 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. The dozen runs establish a franchise record for the Redbirds.

1931 At Rickwood Field, Birmingham Barons starter Ray Caldwell out duels Dizzy Dean to beat the Texas League’s Houston Buffaloes, a Cardinals farm team, 1-0, in Game One of the Dixie Series. The 43 year-old right-hander posted a 19-7 record along with an ERA of 3.45 during the regular season for the Southern Association team.

1966 Bob Gibson notches his 20th victory of the season 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.

1983– The St. Louis Cardinals traded players to be named later to the Oakland Athletics for Steve Baker. The St. Louis Cardinals sent Tom Dozier (September 16, 1983) and Jim Strichek (minors) (September 16, 1983) to the Oakland Athletics to complete the trade.

1983– The Montreal Expos selected Gene Roof off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.



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


Possum Whited 1912

Ray Cunningham 1921

Herb Bremer 1937

John Antonelli 1944

Dick Rand 1953

Omar Olivares 1960