1940– Johnny Mize hits homers #’s 38, 39 and 40 in the first game of a doubleheader, becoming the first player to hit three homers in one game four times in his career. Despite the ‘Big Cat’s’ heroics, the Cardinals drop a pair to the Pirates, 16-14 and 9-4.
1963- The St. Louis Cardinals signed Dave Dowling as an amateur free agent.
1992– The St. Louis Cardinals released John Ericks.
1998– The Texas Rangers selected Scarborough Green off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.
1998– Cardinal first baseman Mark McGwire connects off of Cub hurler Steve Trachsel and sends a 341-foot line-drive over the left field fence for his historic 62nd home run, breaking the single-season home run record set in 1961 by Roger Maris. Big Mac’s historic homer comes in the fourth inning of a nationally televised game.
Ray Rollins 1886
Johnny Schulte 1896
George Gilham 1899
Ernie Orsatti 1902
JD Drew 1988
Carmen Cali 2004
Chris Narveson 2006