August 19 in Cardinals History

History of Cardinals


In 1909, the Cardinals purchased Frank Betcher and Rube Geyer and traded Bobby Byrne to the Pirates for Jap Barbeau and Alan Storke. Then in 1949, they released Bill Baker and signed Lindy McDaniel as an amateur free agent in 1955. The Twins in 1984 sent Jay Pettibone and cash to the Cardinals for Chris Speier. Miguel Cairo was signed as a free agent in 2007 and John Smoltz in 2009 was signed as a free agent. In 2010, the Cardinals obtain the third baseman Pedro Feliz from the Astros in exchange for minor league pitcher David Carpenter.

Not Cardinals

1951- Not Cardinals related but Eddie Gaedel, a midget, pinch hits. Boxscore  Later in history the Cardinals connection to this becomes when Bill DeWitt Jr. buys the team. He was the batboy in the Gaedel game and allowed him to use his uniform as it was the only one that fit.



  • Mike Murphy 1888
  • Ike McAuley 1891
  • Estel Crabtree 1903
  • Tex Carleton 1905
  • Mike Phillips 1950
  • Silvio Martinez 1955
  • Gary Gaetti 1958
  • Luis DeLeon 1958
  • Woody Williams 1965
  • Brit Reames 1973


  • Ray Blades 1922
  • Josh Lucas 2017
  • Johan Oviedo 2020



  • Bill Kiester 1924
  • Jesse Duryea 1942
  • Augie Bergamo 1974

Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

  • In 1956, Stan hit carrer home run #346 against the Cubs with a solo home run facing Vito Valentinelli..
  • He hit career # 398 in 1958 with a solo homer against Jack Sanford of the Phillies. 


Bob Gibson’s Complete Games

  • In 1968, he pitched complete game #131 and shutout #34 with a 2-0 win over the Phillies with 9IP/2H/0ER/2BB/11K,