October 23 in Cardinals History

Baseball Events

In 2002, Darryl Kile will become the third player to appear on the 2003 Hall of Fame ballot before the mandatory five-year waiting period. The 33-year-old Cardinal pitcher, who died of heart disease, was found dead in his Chicago hotel room in June.

Trades and Transactions

  • The Cardinals purchased Red Rollings from the Boston Braves in 1930.
  • The Houston Astros purchased Mick Kelleher in 1973 from the Cardinals.
  • The Minnesota Twins traded Mike Kinnunen to the Cardinals for Jeff Little in 1981.
  • In 1998, the Cardinals granted free agency to Willie McGee, Tom Lampkin, and Delino DeShields. 

Birthdays

  • Rube Bressler 1894
  • John Lackey 1978
  • Bud Smith 1979

Deaths

  • Cy Rheam 1947
  • Jack Bliss 1968
  • Bob Gtim 1998