November 3 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History

1953- The Rules Committee re-establishes the sacrifice fly ruling which credits a batter with a RBI who flies out driving in a run without charging the hitter with a time at bat. The rule had been dropped in 1939.

Cardinal announcer Harry Caray is hit by a car in 1968 after he attempts to cross in the middle of the street.  he suffered from fractures in both legs, a broken and dislocated shoulder, as well as facial lacerations. Also, he was given a ticket. 

Curt Flood, in 1970, is traded by the Phillies to the Senators for three minor leaguers. The embattled outfielder had refused to go to Philadelphia after the 1969 trade from the Cardinals, citing he was not a piece of property to be sold, becoming the first player to seriously challenge the reserve clause.

In 1971, the Rangers trade Joe Grzenda to the Cardinals for Ted Kubiak. 

The Cardinals traded Bob Stinson to the Houston Astros for Marty Martinez in 1971. 

In 2016, the Cardinals grant free agency to Matt Holliday, Brandon Moss, and Jordan Walden. 



  • Orson Baldwin 1881
  • Bob Fisher 1886
  • Johnny Keane 1911
  • Tom Heintzelman 1946
  • Larry Herndon 1953
  • Brandon Dickson 1984


Al Jurisich 1981

Jack Russell 1990

Bob Forsch 2011

Matty Alou 2011