April 27 in Cardinals History

1932 Cardinal manager Gabby Street is fined for violating the National League policy which prohibits talking to spectators.

1943Mort Cooper pitched a 5-hit shutout against the Cub to win 7-0. BOXSCORE

1950– The St. Louis Cardinals traded Ken Johnson to the Philadelphia Phillies for Johnny Blatnik.

1974 The St. Louis Cardinals traded Ken Tatum to the Chicago White Sox for Luis Alvarado
1977 The Cardinals snap a three-game losing streak, routing the Cubs at Wrigley Field, 20-3. Redbirds’ shortstop Garry Templeton crosses home plate five times, a team record.

2003 The Marlins, on the strength of three homers in the frame, score five times in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game against the Cardinals at six runs apiece. The Fish will lose the Pro Player Stadium contest, 7-6, in 20 innings, making it the longest game in franchise history.
2005 At Busch Stadium, St. Louis second baseman Mark Grudzielanek becomes the 16th Cardinal to hit for the cycle and the third to accomplish the rare hitting event at home. The last Redbird to accomplish the feat was in 1996 by John Mabry.

2007– The St. Louis Cardinals signed Kelvin Jimenez as a free agent.

2010– The St. Louis Cardinals signed Aaron Miles as a free agent.


Hi Myers  (April 27, 1889 – May 1, 1965) made his major league debut with the August 30, 1909 for Brooklyn. He was the National League RBI leader in 1915. Myers wore the Cardinals uniform from 1923-1925. The centerfielder played in 141 games for the Cardinals with 126 hits, 63 runs batted in and had an average of .276. 

Allan Sothoron (April 27, 1893 – June 17, 1939) was a pitcher while the spitball was still a legal pitch. He played for the Browns and ended his career with the Cardinals and Branch Rickey. In 1924 he led the National League with four shutouts and compiled a 10-16 record. In his 13 year career he pitched in 264 games and struck out 526 with 102 complete games. 

Rogers Hornsby (April 27, 1896 – January 5, 1963) was nicknamed “The Rajah”. Perhaps the best hitter of all-time, there is much to be written about Hornsby. He played for the Cardinals for 13 seasons and managed for a few of those years. His career batting average was a terrific .358 and he was the winner of the Triple Crown twice in his career. He is the only player to hit .400 for a batting average and belt 40 home runs in a season. In 1942, he batted .424 which has never been matched and he became a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1942 along with the initial Cardinals Hall of Fame in 2014. 

Johnny Stuart (April 27, 1901- May 13, 1970) was a pitcher for the Cardinals from 1922-1925. He made his debut on July 27, 1922 and from there played in 82 games in which he allowed 227 hits in 357.2 innings pitched. His career record was 20-18 with a 4.76 ERA and he walked 156 batters and struck out 124 in a Cardinals uniform. His last game was on October 2, 1925. 

Enos Slaughter (April 27, 1916 – August 12, 2002), nicknamed “Country”, wasMLB) right fielder. He played for 19-seasons on four major league teams from 1938–1942 and 1946–1959. He is noted primarily for his playing for the St. Louis Cardinals and is best known for scoring the winning run in Game Seven of the 1946 World Series. A ten time All-Star, he has been elected to both the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame..He made his debut on April 19, 1938 and played fr 22 seasons on various teams. He was with the Cardinals from 1938-1942 and again from 1948-1953. He hit .300 for his career with 2383 hits, 169 home runs and 1304 runs batted in. He was selected tot he All Star team ten times, was the NL RBI leader in 1946 and was selected for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985. He played for 22 seasons and was selected by the Veterans Committee in 1985 to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. 

Chris Carpenter played 9 seasons for the Cardinals, he won 95 regular-season games and compiled a 3.07 ERA in 197 starts and 1348 2⁄3 innings pitched. His .683 winning percentage during that period led the Major Leagues. In 18 postseason starts, he won 10 games with a 3.00 ERA over 108 innings. He won 144 games and lost 94 with a 3.76 RA for his career. 

Pedro Feliz– On August 19, 2010, Feliz was traded to the Cardinals in exchange for cash considerations and minor league pitcher David Carpenter. In that one season, he played in 40 games and took 120 at-bats in which he had 25 hits for a .208 batting average. His last career game was on September 3, 2010. 


Mays Copeland– he pitched in one game for the Cardinals on April 27, 1935, and finished with an ERA at 13.50.



Joel Hunt 1931
Mays Copeland 1935
Buster Adams 1939
Herman Franks 1939
Rocky Nelson 1949
Solly Hemus 1949
Dick Cole 1951
Bob Habernicht 1951
Benny Valuenzela 1958
Kelvin Jimenez 2007
Jermaine Curtis 2013


Cardinals That Died on This Date

  • Chauncey Fisher
  • Jim Mooney
  • Brooks Lawrence