September 3 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History on September 3rd

1941– The Chicago Cubs purchased Hank Gornicki from the St. Louis Cardinals.

1960– The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Rocky Bridges from the Cleveland Indians.

1977- The Chicago White Sox traded players to be named later to the St. Louis Cardinals for Clay Carroll. The Chicago White Sox sent Nyls Nyman (September 2, 1977), Dave Hamilton (November 28, 1977) and Silvio Martinez (November 28, 1977) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.

1983- The Oakland Athletics traded Steve Baker to the St. Louis Cardinals for players to be named later. 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.

1985– The St. Louis Cardinals signed Doug Bair as a free agent.

1986– The Detroit Tigers traded a player to be named later and Ken Hill to the St. Louis Cardinals for Mike Heath. The Detroit Tigers sent Mike Laga (September 2, 1986) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.
1996 Todd Stottlemyre and the Cardinals beat the Astros at Busch Stadium, 12-5. With his win, the Redbirds’ right-hander and his dad Mel set the major league record with 259 victories by a father (164) and son (95), surpassing Dizzy and Steve Trout.
2001 On Labor Day, in just his 11th start, Cardinals’ freshman hurler Bud Smith no-hits the Padres, 4-0. The 21 year-old becomes the 18th rookie to throw a no-hitter since 1900 to accomplish the feat.

2005– The St. Louis Cardinals released Kevin Jarvis.

Birthdays

Ed Konetchy 1885

Eddie Stanky 1915

Morrie Martin 1922

Bill Greason 1924

Debuts

Fred Gaiser 1908

Bruno Betzel 1914

Bill Schindler 1920

Bob Vines 1924

Bobby Tolan 1965

John Tamargo 1976

Jim Lentine 1978

Neil Fiala 1981

Gene Roof 1981

Jim Lindeman 1986

Ken Hill 1988

Rich Batchelor 1993

Eli Marrero 1997

Luis Ordaz 1997

Jason Motte 2008

Deaths

Jack Powell 1923

Tony DeFate 1963

Marshall Bridges 1990