October 29 in Cardinals History


Baseball Events

rickey-branch-plaque-296_n  1942Branch Rickey, the innovator of the farm systems which helped to build a strong Redbird franchise, resigns as the Cardinals’ vice president. Three days later, the Dodgers will announce the Mahatma has been named president of the Brooklyn club, a move that will help to fill the void created by Brooklyn’s general manager Larry MacPhail’s enlistment in the army to serve in World War II.



Cardinal pitcher Joaquin Andujar is suspended in 1985 for the first ten games of next season as a result of bumping Don Denkinger twice during his World Series Game 7 dispute with the home plate umpire over balls and strikes calls.


Trades and Transactions

  • 1993- Les Lancaster granted free agency.
  • 1997- Willie McGee of the Cardinals granted free agency.
  • 1998- Bobby Witt was granted free agency.
  • 1999- Darren Oliver granted free agency.
  • 2002- Rick White granted free agency.
  • 2004- Ray Lankford granted free agency.
  • 2004- Mike Matheny granted free agency.
  • 2004- Edgar Renteria granted free agency.
  • 2012- Kyle Lohse granted free agency.


  • Pete Richert 1934
  • Jim Bibby 1944


  • Wilbur Murdoch 1941
  • Harvey Hendrick 1941
  • Al Grabowski 1966