September 28 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History

1924– Rogers Hornsby finishes the season with a .424 batting average to lead the National League. The Cardinal second baseman easily outdistances Zack Wheat, who finishes second in the race batting .375 for the Dodgers.

1947– Harry Walker hits .363 to win the National League batting title during the season he is traded to the Phillies, after appearing in just ten games with the World Champion Cardinals, a team in which he played a pivotal role. The ‘Hat’s older brother, Dixie, also won a batting crown the Senior Circuit with a .357 BA for Brooklyn in 1944.

1970– The St. Louis Cardinals selected Fred Norman off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

1979- In a twin bill at Busch Stadium, Cardinal infielder Garry Templeton collects three hits against the Mets to become the first player to get 100 hits from each side of the plate. The St. Louis shortstop bats just right-handed during the last nine games to establish the unprecedented switch-hitting mark.

 

Birthdays

Jack Fournier 1889

Todd Worrell 1959

Mike DeJean 1970

Nick Greenwood 1987

 

Debuts

Al Shaw 1907

Johnny Beazley 1941

Don Bollweg 1950

Marc Hill 1973

Kim Seaman 1979