September 24 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History

1922– Cardinals outfielder Rogers Hornsby hits home runs off Giant hurlers Jesse and Virgil Barnes. The homers served up by the brothers enable the ‘Rajah’ to set the National League record for round trippers in a season with 42.

1926 The Cardinals clinch their first pennant in the 35-year history of the franchise when they beat the Giants at the Polo Grounds. Billy Southworth’s second inning two-run home run off his former team proves to be the difference in St. Louis’ 6-4 victory at the Polo Grounds.
1969 In the inaugural season of divisional play, the Mets clinch the first-ever National League East title. Gary Gentry fires a four-hitter, blanking the Cardinals, 6-0, in front of a frenzied Shea Stadium crowd, which will spill onto to the field en masse after the game to celebrate their team’s amazing accomplishment.

2002– The St. Louis Cardinals traded players to be named later to the Chicago Cubs for Jeff Fassero. The St. Louis Cardinals sent Jared Blasdell (minors) (September 24, 2002) and Jason Karnuth (September 24, 2002) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade.
2013 Michael Wacha just misses becoming the 22nd rookie ever to throw a no-hitter when Ryan Zimmerman beats out an infield grounder with two outs in the top of the ninth inning for Washington’s only hit. The 22 year-old Cardinals right-hander comes within inches of fielding the ball that cost him his bid for history in the team’s 2-0 victory at Busch Stadium.

Birthdays

 

Mike Gonzalez 1890

Bernard Gilkey 1966

 

Debuts

George Gilham 1924