September 26 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History

1907– The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Al Shaw from Springfield (Three-I) in the 1907 rule 5 draft.

1959 Sam Jones holds the Cardinals hitless for seven innings before the game is called with two outs in the top of the eighth. Although ‘Toothpick’ loses his bid for an ‘official’ no-hitter due to the rain-shortened game, the Giants’ right-hander gets his career-high 21st win of the season with the Giants’ 4-0 victory over the Redbirds at Busch Stadium.

1983 Cardinal Bob Forsch pitches his second career no-hitter, beating the Expos at Busch Stadium, 3-0. The 33 year-old Redbird right-hander first accomplished the feat against Philadelphia in 1978.

1998 In the Cardinals’ 7-6 loss to Montreal, Mark McGwire establishes a new National League record for homers hit at home with his 38th blast at Busch Stadium this season. Big Mac surpasses Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa, who broke the record 13 days ago with his 35th home run at Wrigley Field and then extended the mark with two more in the next two contests.

2004– The St. Louis Cardinals signed David Peralta as an amateur free agent.

2007 At Miller Park, Albert Pujols becomes the only player in big league history to hit 30 homers and have 100 RBIs in each of his first seven seasons. The Cardinals first baseman’s first-inning homer helps St. Louis beat the contending Brewers, 7-3.

2012 After 63 years of being a play-by-play announcer, Milo Hamilton calls his final game, painting the word picture of his Astros beating St. Louis at Minute Maid Park, 2-0. The Hall of Fame broadcaster, who also worked for the Browns, Cardinals, Cubs, White Sox, Braves, and Pirates before starting his 28-year tenure with Houston, gives an inspirational farewell speech during the seventh-inning stretch, receiving a standing ovation from the fans at the ballpark.



George Anderson 1898

Eddie Flautt 1924

Bobby Shantz 1925

Rich Gedman 1959


Eddie Lake 1939

Bud Byerly 1943