September 18 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History


It was on this date in 1962 that Harvey Branch played his one and only game for the Cardinals. He is the starting pitcher facing the Chicago Cubs and goes five innings, allowed 5 hits, 3 earned runs (Ron Santo homered in the 2nd), 5 walks and 2 strikeouts. He is the losing pitcher of record. The Cardinals were down 4-1 going into the 9th inning as scored two runs as Javier singled and with one out Musial hit his 16th home run of the season but that wasn’t enough. BOXSCORE


Trades and Transactions

1930– The Boston Braves selected Hal Haid off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.

1968 After being no-hit yesterday by Giants’ hurler Gaylord Perry, the Cardinal hurler Ray Washburn returns the favor by no-hitting San Francisco, 2-0, making it the first time in major league history the feat had been accomplished in successive games. The 30-year-old right-hander is the fourth Redbird pitcher to throw a no-no in franchise history, and the first since Lon Warneke’s gem in 1941.

1972– The Cleveland Indians selected Lowell Palmer off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.

2013 Yadier Molina strokes his 41st double of the season in the Cardinals’ 4-3 victory over Colorado, breaking the mark for two-baggers by a catcher. The St. Louis backstop, who will finish the year with 44 doubles, surpasses the record established in 1978 by Ted Simmons, who also played for the Redbirds.


Chuck Miller 1889

Tige Stone 1901

Harvey Haddix 1925

Lee Richard 1948

Tony Scott 1951


Bert James 1909

Frank Gilhooley 1911

Johnny Hopp 1939

Bob Repass 1939

Erv Dusak 1941

Walter Sessi 1941

Ken Johnson 1947

Ed Mikelson 1950

Harvey Branch 1962

Chip Coulter 1969

Daniel Descalso 2010