October 16 in Cardinals History

Baseball Events

1950– After five seasons at the helm, Eddie Dyer resigns as the manager of the Cardinals and will be eventually replaced by Marty Marion. The former St. Louis skipper, who won a World Championship as a rookie pilot with the Redbirds in 1946, never had a losing season, compiling an outstanding 446-325 (.578) record during his post-war tenure with the club.

1985 In Game 6 of the NLCS, Cardinal first baseman Jack Clark’s dramatic come-from-behind two-out, three-run home run in the ninth inning stuns a sold-out Dodger Stadium. St. Louis wins the game, 7-5, and captures the National League flag.

1985 Coming back from a 3 to 1 game deficit, the Royals capture their first American League pennant, beating the Blue Jays in Game 7 of the ALCS, 6-2. To eventually play the Cardinals in the World Series

Trades and Transactions

  • The Cardinals released Hank Sauer in 1956.


  • John Brock 1896
  • Tim McCarver 1941
  • Don Hood 1949
  • Mike Dimmel 1954
  • Brian Harper 1959
  • Anthony Reyes 1981


  • Ellis Kinder 1968