September 7 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History on this Date

1950– The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Peanuts Lowrey from the Cincinnati Reds.

1976– The California Angels traded a player to be named later to the St. Louis Cardinals for Mike Easler. The California Angels sent Ronnie Farkas (minors) (September 7, 1976) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.

1977– The St. Louis Cardinals selected Taylor Duncan off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

1993–  In the second game of a doubleheader at Cincinnati, Cardinal outfielder Mark Whiten hits four home runs in one game, helping to tie two established RBI records.

With 12 RBIs in the second game he equals the single game mark set by Jim Bottomley in 1924, and his opening game ribbie ties a 21 year-old record established by Nate Colbert for the most RBIs (13) in a twin bill.

1998–  In the first inning at Busch Stadium, Cardinal first baseman Mark McGwire ties Roger Maris’ single season home run mark, hitting his 61st in a nationally televised Labor Day game against the Cubs. Big Mac hits his historic homer on his dad’s 61st birthday.

Birthdays

Mike O’Neill 1877

Curt Davis 1903

Barry Lersch 1944

Willie Crawford 1946

Orlando Sanchez 1956

Darren Bragg 1969

Jason Isringhausen 1972

 

Debuts

Charlie Swindells 1904

Pol Perritt 1912

Wese Callahan 1913

Jack Flowers 1923

Frank Frankhouse 1927

Don Gutteridge 1936

Gay Kolb 1960

Luis Melendez 1970

Tripp Cromer 1993

Steve Dixon 1993

Jeff Barbinger 1997

Bill Ortega 2001

John Nelson 2006