July 16 in Cardinals History

  • Toledo (American Association) purchased Dave Zearfoss from the Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies selected Kid Nichols off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals in 1905. 
  • The Cardinals purchased Earl Moore, in 1913,  from the Philadelphia Phillies.
  •  Cardinals selected Red Smyth off waivers, in 1917,  from the Brooklyn Robins.
  • In 1919, the  Cardinals traded Frank Snyder to the New York Giants for Ferdie Schupp
  • In the seventh inning of the nightcap, in 1962, of a twin bill split with the Pirates at Forbes Field, Cardinal left fielder Stan Musial establishes a new National League record with his 10,428th at-bat. ‘Stan the Man’ who will finish his 22-year career with 10,972 plate appearances, surpasses Honus Wagner’s mark set in 1917. 
  • 1967- The New York Mets traded Jack Lamabe to the Cardinals for Al Jackson in 1967.
  • In 1973, the  Cardinals traded Don Durham to the Rangers for Jim Kremmel.
  • The New York Yankees purchased Neil Allen from the Cardinals in 1985. 
  • The Brewers, in 1987,  purchased Skeeter Barnes from the Cardinals.
  • 1998- The Cardinals purchased Pat Kelly from the Toronto Blue Jays in 1998. 



  • Hi Bell 1897
  • Eddie Fisher 1936
  • Bob Burda 1938
  • Jim Lentine 1954
  • Terry Pendleton 1954


  • Don Durham 1972   (7IP/7H/3ER/2BB/6K)  Boxscore 


  • Tuck Turner 1945
  • Milt Stock 1977
  • Ernie Vick 1980
  • Joe Grzenda 2019
  • Ernie Broglio 2019


Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

Facing Sal Maglie of the New York Giants, Stan hit a solo home run in the 2nd inning of a scoreless game for career #284 in 1954.


Bob Gibson’s Complete Games

He pitched career complete game #237 in 1973 against the Giants with 9IP/5H/2ER/4BB/1K

Walk-Off Winner (WOW) 

In 1988, the Cardinals trailed the Padres 2-1 in the bottom of the 9th when Willie McGee singled and stole second. Following that Terry Pendleton doubled and McGee scores. The game is tied. Jose Oquendo is interntionally walked and Tony Pena makes a ground ball out to move runners to second and third for Luis Alicea. He hits a short line drive single to left-center and the Cardinals are Walk-Off Winners! WOW.


Other Baseball History

1853 – The New York Clipper publishes what is believed to be the first tabulated boxscore of a baseball game. The Knickerbocker Base Ball Club of New York defeated the Gotham Club, 21 – 12, on July 5th.

1897 – At the age of 45, Chicago’s Cap Anson becomes the first major leaguer to amass 3,000 hits when he singles off Baltimore’s George Blackburn.

Shoeless Joe Jackson born on this date in 1887.