October 14 in Cardinals History

This Date in Cardinals History

Not Cardinals Related but Interesting--1862– In a game against the Unions of Morrisania, Jim Creighton of the Excelsiors hits a sixth-inning home run after doubling in each of his first four times to the plate. When he crosses home, the 21-year old superstar complains of having broken his belt, that turns out to be a suspected fatal ruptured inguinal hernia caused by the torque created by his all upper-body hard swing with the bat. He dies four days later.

1900- The Cardinals finish in fifth place with a 65-75 record and are 19 games back of first place Brooklyn.

Baseball Events

In 1985, Ozzie Smith hits a memorable home run in Game 5 of the NLCS which was his first left-handed home run of his career (3009 at-bats). Broadcaster Jack Buck states his famous “go crazy folks, go crazy” on the air.

 

Trades and Transactions

The Expos drafted Coco Laboy from the Cardinals as the 54th pick in the 1968 expansion draft in 1968.

The Cardinals, in 1974, trade Dan Larson and Ron Selak (minors) to the Houston Astros for Claude Osteen.

The  Cardinals released Jim Otten in 1981.

The Cardinals, in 1991, released Jamie Moyer.

Birthdays

  • Suter Sullivan 1872
  • Harry Brecheen 1914
  • Max Macon 1915
  • Tom Cheney 1934
  • Joe Girardi 1964

Deaths

  • Harry Blake 1919
  • Vic Raschi 1988