July 19 in Cardinals History


  • Josh Clarke was purchased from the Cardinals in 1905 by Toledo of the American Association. 
  • In 1911, Frank Gilhooley was purchased by the Cardinals for $1500 from Adrian of the Southern Michigan League. 
  • Pitcher Hi Bell goes the Distance in both games of a doubleheader for the Cardinals in 1924 winning 6-1 and -2-1 over the Braves. He will be the last to win two complete games in one day. 
  • The Cardinals sell Johnnie Chambers in 1938 to the Brooklyn Dodgers. 
  • In his final at-bat in the major leagues, Cardinals starter Tracy Stallard grounds out to short in the Redbirds’ 10-9 victory over Atlanta in 1966.  During his seven-year tenure, the right-hander, best known for giving up Roger Maris’s 61st home run, sets a major league record by failing to get a base-on-balls in his 247 appearances at the plate.
  • In 1986, the Cardinals signed Cesar Cedeno as a free agent.
  • The game against the Cardinals is delayed for an hour after a fire breaks out in the skybox/press box area of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in 1993. 
  • The Cleveland Indians traded Chuck Finley to the Cardinals for Coco Crisp and Luis Garcia (minors) in 2002. 
  • The St. Louis Cardinals signed Darren Oliver in 2002 as a free agent.



  • Ray Yochim 1922
  • Vincente Palacios 1963
  • Preston Wilson 1974
  • Rick Ankiel 1979



  • Glenn Gardner 1945   (1.1IP/1H/0ER/0BB/1K)  Boxscore
  • Joe Boever 1985    (1IP/0H/0ER/0BB/1K)    Boxscore


  • Dan Lewandowski 1996 (played in 2 games for Cardinals in 1951 with a 0-1 record and 9.00 ERA along with 1 strikeout)

Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

  • In 1949, he hit career homer #126 facing Warren Spahn with a solo in the 9th inning.
  • He smacked #218 off of Jim Wilson in the bottom of the 4th in 1952. 
  • In Pittsburgh, he hit #238 against Murry Dickson in the top of the 5th for a solo homer. 
  • In 1960, Bob Buhl surrendered homer #419 in the top of the 5th with a solo homer.

Bob Gibson’s Complete Games

  • In 1964, Gibby pitched complete game #50 of his career with a 7-6 win over the Mets on 9IP/10H/6ER/3BB/11K.