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