July 17 in Cardinals History


  • Jesse Haines, a knuckleball pitcher and future Hall of Famer, no hits Boston in 1924 at Sportsman’s Park. 
  • Sheriff Blake is signed as a free agent in 1937 by the Cardinals.
  • In two days in 1961, Bill White gets 14 hits to tie a Ty Cobb record.
  • Bob Gibson gets his 3,000th strikeout as he puts away Cesar Geronimo in 1974


The baseball Bob Gibson blew by the bat of César Gerónimo on-this-date in 1974 for his 3000th career strikeout. The Spalding ball now resides at the Baseball HOF in Cooperstown.



  • In 2000, Chris Richard smacks a home run on the first pitch he ever sees in the major leagues. 
  • John Gall is released by Cardinals in 2006. 


  • Don Kessinger 1942


  • George Puccinelli 1930- He struck out pinch-hitting for the pitcher  BOXSCORE
  • Charlie Peete 1956- He pinch hit for Hank Sauer and walked  BOXSCORE
  • Ray Soff 1986- He pitched one inning and allowed 1 hit, 1 walk and fanned two   BOXSCORE
  • Chris Richard 2000- He hit a home run on the first pitch he saw. BOXSCORE


  • Jack Slattery 1949
  • Dizzy Dean 1974  (Hall of Famer)


Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

In 1948, Stan hit career home run #92 facing Blix Donnelly with a Grand Slam in the 2nd inning.

He smacked two homers in 1958 with the both off of Bob Rush for career #’396 and #397 for 5 total runs.

Against the Cubs in 1962, Musial hit #457 against Dave Gerard with a 3-run homer.


Bob Gibson’s Complete Games

He notched complete game #32 of his career in 1963 with a 3-1 win over the Reds with 9IP/5H/1ER/4BB/12K.

In 1972 he pitched 9IP/9H/2ER/1BB/13K for a 3-2 win over Houston and career CG #218.


Triple Play

In 1919, the Cardinals turned a 6-6-5 triple play against the Phillies in the 4th inning of a scoreless game. Ed Sicking was at the plate facing Cardinals pitcher Elmer Jacobs as Philadelphia was threatening with Possum Whitted on second and Fred Laderus on third. The batter hit a line drive up the middle that was speared by shortstop Doc Lavan and then he stepped on second for the second out and fired to third baseman Rogers Hornsby to complete the triple play. This was triple play #253 in baseball history.