July 1 in Cardinals History


  • The St. Louis Cardinals signed Chauncey Fisher as a free agent in 1901. 
  • The Cubs purchased Clarence  “Cupid” Currie from the  Cardinals in 1903. 
  • The Cardinals trade Jack Taylor to the Cubs for Fred Beebe, Pete Noonan, and cash in 1906 trade. 
  • The Cardinals, in 1917, dip into the other leagues and purchase Adam DeBus from Fargo. 
  • In 1917, the Cardinals traded Bob Besher, Sam Bohne, Paddy Livingston and cash to Milwaukee (American Association) for Marv Goodwin. 
  • The Cardinals pull up stakes are Robison Field in mid-season and play their debut at Sportsman’s Park in 1920. the Cardinals pay $20,000 per year on a ten-year lease. 
  • The Boston Red Sox in 1946 trade Don Lang and Bill Howerton to the Cardinals for Jim Gleeson. 
  • The Kansas City Royals get Ted Abernathy from the Cardinals for Chris Zachary in 1970. 
  • In 1944, the Cardinals turn a 6-4-3 triple play which went from Marty Marion-to-Emil Verban-to-Ray Sanders facing Brooklyn.
  • In 1984 the Cardinals and Expos exchange players as Montreal gets Mike Ramsey and Chris Spier goes to STL. 
  • Jim Bibby is released in 1984. 
  • Geronimo Pena is released by the Cardinals in 1996. 
  • Chris Mears, in 2005, is signed as a free agent.


  • Roger Connor 1857- he was a manager before they became the Cardinals.
  • Frank Barrett- Born 1913 in Ft Lauderdale, FL- Made his MLB Debut on October 1, 1939, for the Cardinals
  • Babe Young- Born 1915 in Astoria, NY- Played one season (1948) for the Cardinals
  • Craig Anderson- Born 1938 in Washington, DC- Made his MLB Debut on June 23, 1961, for the Cardinals
  • Jim Otten- Born 1951 in Lewistown, MT- Played 1980-81 with the Cardinals 
  • Chris Perez- Born 1985 in Bradenton, FL- Made his MLB Debut on May 16, 2008, for the Cardinals
  • Michael Wacha Born 1991 in Iowa City, IA- Made his MLB Debut on May 30, 2013, for the Cardinals


Harry McCurdy 1922- He started Game 2 of a doubleheader and went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. BOXSCORE

Marcus Hatley 2015- He faced four batters and allowed one hit.  BOXSCORE


  • Will Koenigsmark died in 1972He came in as a reliever in the top of the eighth on September 10, 1919, against the Brooklyn Robins with an 11-2 lead. He walked a batter, then gave up two consecutive hits and was taken out and never played in another MLB game–  two of the runners Koenigsmark allowed came around to score, Koenigsmark retired with an ERA of infinity.
  • Ed Sauer died in 1988 – he played in 1949 for the Cardinals

Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

  • In 1951, Musial hit career home run #190 facing Pittsburgh pitcher Howie Pollett in the bottom of the 6th inning.
  • Two homers came in 1954 and they were #282 and #283 against Milwaukee with a solo and a 2-run homer.
  • Against the Cubs, Stan hit #308 in 1955 off Jim Davis in the 7th inning. Two more were hit in 1956 playing the Reds as Musial knocked #338 and #339 with both being solo homers.

Bob Gibson’s Complete Games

  • Gibby’s 120th complete game came facing the Dodgers with a 5-1 win in 1968. 9IP/9H/1ER/2BB/5K
  • In 1972, he registers complete game #215 of his career with a 6-4 win over the Phillies. 9IP/7H/4ER/2BB/7K

Walk-Off Winners (WOW)

  • The Cardinals get a (WOW) Walk-Off Win in 1979 as Terry Kennedy singles home Keith Hernandez in the bottom of the 9th for a 2-1 win over Randy Lerch and the Phillies. 
  • The Cardinals get a (WOW) Walk-Off Win in 2009 as Colby Rasmus hits a home run in the 10th over SFG for the win.