The New York Giants drafted Homer Peel from the Cardinals in the 1932 rule 5 draft in 1932.
In 1936, replacing Johnny Mize, tossed by an ump for arguing, Cardinal rookie first baseman Walter Alston makes an error in handling two chances and strikes out in his only major league at-bat. ‘Smokey’ will, however, win seven pennants and four World Series in his 23-year Hall of Fame career as Dodger manager from 1954 to 1976.
On the last day of the regular season in 1942, the Cardinals clinch the National League pennant as sore-armed hurler Ernie White throws a five-hit complete-game, beating the Cubs in the first game of a twin bill, 9-2. The Redbirds also win the night cap to finish the season with 11 victories in their final 12 games.
The New York Giants selected Buddy Blattner off waivers in 1942 from the Cardinals
Not Cardinals related but Ed Mickelson drove in the last run ever plated by the St. Louis Browns in 1953.
In the season finale in 1998, Mark McGwire ends the historic season hitting his 69th and 70th home runs in the Cardinals’ 6-3 win over the Expos. Big Mac hits #70 in his last at-bat off of Expos’ rookie Carl Pavano.
2022- The Cardinals clinch the NL Central division over the second place Brewers in Milwaukee.
Alan Storke 1884
Doug Baird 1891
Gary Sutherland 1944
Bo Hart 1976
Walter Alston 1936
Creepy Crespi 1938
Jeff Cross 1942
Neal Hartwick 1952
Mel Nelson 1960
Jerry Reuss 1969
Ben Hunt 1927
Tink Riviere 1965
Tracking Musial’s Home Runs
in 1946, he hit career home run #51 which came against the Cubs with a 2-run homer in the 8th inning.
In 1959, #442 was against Marshall Renfroe of the Giants in the 1st inning,