April 29 in Cardinals History

1936– Roy Parmalee, on April 29, he defeated Carl Hubbell of the New York Giants in 17 innings and posted a game score of 116. Parmelee pitched all 17 innings, allowed just six hits, four walks, and one run while striking out nine. 

1948- Ted Wilks loses his first game in 77 consecutive appearances, dating back to September 8, 1945.  The Cardinal right-handed reliever, known as Cork to his teammates, was 12-0 during the streak, which also included four appearances as a starting pitcher.

1960- Stan Musial plays in his 1,000th game at first base, making him the first major leaguer to reach that milestone at two different positions. The Cardinals’ legend has also played 1,513 games in the outfield for the Redbirds.

1978- The Cardinals tie a franchise record for the quickest nine-inning game played in their history, taking only one-hour and thirty-three minutes to beat the Dodgers at Busch Stadium, 1-0. The contest marks the managerial debut of Ken Boyer, replacing Vern Rapp, the Redbird skipper fired four days ago.

2006 Albert Pujols sets a major league mark for homers in April when his 14th of the month, a solo shot off Jon Rauch in the eighth inning, is the difference in the Cardinals’ 2-1 victory over Washington at Busch Stadium. 

2007 Cardinals reliever Josh Hancock dies on impact in an early morning automobile accident when his 2007 Ford Explorer slams into a parked tow truck in the westbound lane of Highway 40 in St. Louis. In respect to the well-liked 29-year-old, the nationally televised game scheduled for tonight against the Cubs is postponed.


Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

April 29, 1962– In 1962, he hit #446 and #447 in a doubleheader against Cincinnati. Game one was a solo homer facing Moe Drabowsky in the bottom of the 4th with Cardinals ahead 8-1. Game two was also a solo homer in the bottom of the 4th inning off of Bob Purkey.while trailing 3-0



Bob McClure was born in 1952 and signed with the St. Louis Cardinals for the remainder of the 1991 season, and remained with the Cards through 1992. He was 3-3 with a 3.16 ERA in that period.

Sterling Hitchcock was 5-1 with a 3.79 ERA in one season for the Redbirds. 



She Donahue 1904
Bernie Creger 1947
Rod Booker 1987
Mitchell Boggs 2009




  • Johnny Butler 1967
  • Josh Hancock 2007