In 1903, the Cardinals win a doubleheader in Boston as they defeat the Beaneaters 1-0 and 5-3. Boston’s Wiley Piatt pitched BOTH games as he goes the distance. The 28-yr old has the nickname “Ironman”.
Dazzy Vance is selected off waivers from Cincinnati by the Cardinals in 1934.
Tracking Musial’s Home Runs
Stan hit a solo home run in 1953 off Al Corwin of the Giants in the bottom of the 8th inning for career home run #234.
In 1954, #280 was hit facing Carl Erskine in a scoreless game with a solo homer in the 1st inning.
Musial smacked a 2-run home run against the Giants and Jim Hearn for career homer #305.
Cup of Coffee- John Mercer– took his only at-bat on June 25, 1912, and didn’t record a hit.
Daryl Patterson is purchased in 1971 by the Cardinals from the Oakland A’s.
Mike Easler is traded by the Houston Astros to the Cardinals for Mike Barlow in 1975.
In 1982 the Cardinals signed Joe Boever as an amateur free agent.
Jose Jimenez pitches a no-hitter for the Cardinals on this date in 1999 against the Diamondbacks in a 1-0 win. He faced only 28 batters and came into the game with an ERA over 6. He was the first Cardinals rookie to pitch a no-hitter since 1983.
In 2018, the Cardinals blanked the Cleveland Indians 5-0 in interleague play which was the 10,000 Cardinals win since joining the National League in 1892.
Bob Gibson’s Complete Games
In 1969, Gibby secured complete game #148 beating the Expos with 9IP/9H/1ER/3BB/9K.
The Cardinals had (WOW) Walk-Off Winners on this date in 1986, 1998, and 2000.
Bill Phyle 1875
Earl Howard 1893- was born Earl Nycum Howard in Everett, PA (June 25, 1896 – April 4, 1937) and was a Major League Baseball pitcher who only played in one game for the St. Louis Cardinals on April 18, 1918. He faced 7 batters in two innings of work.
Memo Luna 1930- known as Guillermo “Memo” Luna Romero (born June 25, 1930, in Mexico City) played one game in the major leagues which was on April 20, 1954. In the first inning, he walked Bobby Adams, then had a double hit by Roy McMillan and retired Rip Repulski on a fly ball, got the second out when Jim Greengrass hit a sac fly. Then Ted Kluzewski doubles and Johnny Temple walked and his day was done as Mel Wright come in to replace him. Luna was the losing pitcher of record.
Bob Shirley 1954
Ed Burns 1912
John Mercer 1912
Marco Gonzales 2014
Luke Voit 2017 (HBP)
Jake Beckley 1918 Hall of Famer
Jack O’Neill 1935
Jim Hickman 2016