April 17 in Cardinals History

  • Red Schoendienst, in 1945, makes his major league debut.
  • The Colorado Rockies sent Shawn Sedlacek to the Cardinals as part of a conditional deal in 2005. 
  • In 2010, the Mets need 20 innings to beat the Cardinals, 2 – 1, in the longest game since this date in 2008.


Eddie Delker (1906) made his debut April 28, 1929, and played for the Cardinals for two and a half years. His career mark he hit .155 with one home run and 15 runs batted in. 

Solly Hemus was born in 1923. He made his major league debut on April 27, 1949, and hit .273 with 51 home runs and drove in 263 runs. In 1952 he led the major leagues in runs scored with 105. He was the manager of the Cardinals from 1959-1961. He played in his last game on June 14, 1959. 

Denny Walling was born in 1954 and played two and a half seasons in St. Louis, mostly as a pinch-hitter. While he batted .304 in 1989 in 79 at-bats, he batted just .220 in 1990 and was allowed to become a free agent at the end of the season.

Gary Bennett was a member of the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals in 2006 and played in 2007. His career average was .241 with 22 home runs and 192 runs batted in. He was a backup catcher for most of his Cardinals career. 



Homer Smoot 1902

Doc Hazelton 1902

Billy Campbell 1905

Wally Smith 1911

Tony Brottem 1916

Bob Steele 1916

Tex Carleton 1932

Hank Gornicki 1941

Hersh Lyons 1941

Red Schoendienst 1945

Jim Hearn 1947

Larry Ciaffone 1951

Eddie Yuchas 1952

Tom Burgess 1954

Larry Jackson 1955

Chris Cannizzaro 1960

PJ Walters 2009

Lane Thomas 2019