April 21 in Cardinals History

 Cardinals purchased Ambrose Puttmann from the New York Highlanders in 1906. 

Walker Cooper is signed in 1957, as a free agent by the Cardinals.

 At Wrigley Field, Stan Musial breaks up Glen Hobbie’s no-hitter with a two-out seventh inning double in 1959.  

 Cardinals signed Matt Keough, in 1985, as a free agent.

In 2003- The Cardinals released Dan Serafini.

The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Timo Perez in 2006 from the Cincinnati Reds.

It took 20 innings for the Mets to beat the Cardinals in a nationally televised game at Busch Stadium in 2010. Position player Joe Mather takes the loss for the Cardinals and Mike Pelfrey, a starter, gains his first save. The game took 6 hours and 53 minutes. 

Musial Home Runs

Stan hits his THIRD CAREER Home Run on this date in 1942 while facing Cincinnati pitcher Bucky Walters in the bottom of the 5th inning.


Fred Hartman  (April 25, 1868  – November 11, 1938)  played for the Cardinals in his last major league season in 1902. His career batting average was .278 with 10 home runs and 333 runs batted in. 

John Raleigh pitched for the Cardinals in 1909 and 1910 where he was 1-10 in his career with a 4.10 ERA. 

Stan Rojek (April 21, 1919 – July 9, 1997)   played for the Cardinals in 1951 only. In 8 seasons he played in 522 Games and had 1,764 At Bats, 225 Runs, 470 Hits, 67 Doubles, 13 Triples, 4 Home Runs, 122 RBI, 32 Stolen Bases, 152 Walks, .266 Batting Average, .327 On-base percentage, .326 Slugging Percentage, 575 Total Bases and 35 Sacrifice Hits.

Jesse Orosco born in 1957, he played for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2000. He started his career in 1973 and ended it in 2003. He holds the major league record for career pitching appearances, having pitched in 1,252 games. He is one of only 29 players in baseball history to date to have appeared in Major League games in four decades.

Les Lancaster was born in 1962 and played for the Cardinals in one season (2003).He retired with a 41-28 record and a 4.00 ERA. 

Kip Wells was born in 1977. On November 28, 2006, Kip Wells signed a free agent contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.  At the conclusion of the 2007 season, Wells’ record was 7-17 with an ERA of 5.70. He retired with a career mark of 69-103.


Pat Dillard 1900

Arnold Hauser 1910

Max Macon 1938

Bob Bowman 1938

Lou Klein 1943

Ken Burkhardt 1945

Bill Endicott 1946

Fred Martin 1946

Del Wilber 1946

Kurt Krieger 1949

Grant Dunlap 1953

Jackie Brandt 1956

Tom Cheney 1957

Tom Urbani 1993



Johnny Beazley 1990

Hal White 2001