July 15 in Cardinals History


Christy Mathewson becomes the first rookie to throw a no-hitter in baseball history in the modern era. The 20-year-old right-hander holds the Cardinals hitless in the Giants’ 5-0 victory at Robison Field in St. Louis. This was in 1901.

In 1936, the Brooklyn Dodgers traded George Earnshaw to the Cardinals for Eddie Morgan. 

The Brooklyn Dodgers traded George Earnshaw to the St. Louis Cardinals for Eddie Morgan in 1936.

Bad news for the Cardinals in 1967 as ace Bob Gibson fractures his right fibula that was hit by a Roberto Clemente line drive.

Cardinals release Fernando Valenzuela in 1997.

The Cardinals, in 2004, released Jason Pearson.



  • Dan McGann 1871
  • John Antonelli 1915
  • Donn McClendon 1935
  • Mike Shannon 1939
  • Scott Livingstone 1965
  • Wilson Delgado 1972
  • Seung Hwan Oh 1982



  • Joe Lotz 1916  (3IP/2H/0ER/2BB/1K)  Boxscore


  • Ed Biecher 1939
  • Clarence Currie 1941
  • Howie Jones 1972
  • Johnny Vergez 1991

Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

In 1946, Stan hit career home run #44 facing Hal Gregg with a solo homer in the bottom of the 8th inning.

Musial hit TWO home runs in 1951 and they were #191 and #192 with the first off Ken Johnson of the Phillies with a solo homer and the second was also a solo facing Jocke Thompson. 

Then in 1956, facing Stu Miller of Philadelphia, he homered for #341 of his career in the bottom of the 4th inning with the Cardinals trailing 1-0.

Walk-Off Winners (WOW)

On this date, they happened in 1999. 2005, and 2006. 

Triple Plays

It happened in 1944 with the Reds batting and leading 7-0 when the Cardinals turned a 4-6-3 triple play. It went from Emil Verban-to-Marty Marion-to-Ray Sanders.