October 21 in Cardinals History

Baseball Events

In 2004, the Cardinals advance to the World Series for the first time in 17 years. The Redbirds capture the National League pennant, beating Roger Clemens and the Astros in Game 7 of an exciting NLCS, 5-2.

In the first matchup of rookies to start Game 1 of the World Series, Anthony Reyes bests Justin Verlander, in 2006.as the visiting Cardinals beat the Tigers at Comerica Park, 7-2. The 25 year-old right-hander allows two runs and four hits, striking out five Redbirds in eight innings of work.

Trades and Transactions

  • The Cardinals traded Pete Mikkelsen to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Jim Ellis in 1968.
  • The Pirates traded Frank Vanzin (minors) and Carl Taylor in 1969 to the Cardinals for Dave Giusti and Dave Ricketts.
  • The Cardinals traded Jim Campbell to the Boston Red Sox in 1970 for Dick Schofield.
  • The Cardinals signed Manny Aybar and Jose Jimenez as an amateur free agents in 1991.


  • Finners Quinlan 1887
  • Stan Portenheimer 1922
  • Ron Davis 1941
  • Khalil Greene 1979
  • Troy Cate 1980


  • Elmer Rieger 1959
  • Oscar Tuero 1960
  • Vada Pinson 1995
  • Jim Bucher 2004