Stan Musial goes to the Cardinals organization on January 21st and asks them to cut his pay by $20,000 because he felt he had a subpar season in 1959. The team gave it to him. You read that right, Musial asks for a Paycut.
Cardinals First Game at Candlestick
The Cardinals play in the first game ever to be held at Candlestick Park in San Francisco on April 12. The Giants won 3-1.
Cubs No-hit Cardinals
Don Cardwell throws a no-hitter against the Cardinals in Wrigley Field on May 15th.
Julian Javier Becomes Cardinal
Vinegar Bend Mizell is traded by the Cardinals to the Pirates on May 28th. The Cardinals receive four player as second baseman Julian Javier joins St.. Louis.
With a 86-68 record, the Cardinals finish in third place and are nine games behind the first place Pirates. Ken Boyer led the team with 32 home runs and 97 RBI’s while 23-yr old Javier stole 19 bases.
18-yr old Tim McCarver played in 19 games and got 2 hits in 1960.