July 22 in Cardinals History


  • The Cardinals, in 1903,  win their fourth straight game in their final at-bat. Homer Smoot hits a three-run to provide for an 8-7 win. Rookie pitcher Mordecai “Three Fingers” Brown was the starter in the game.
  •  In a 1913 game against the Superbas (Dodgers), Slim Sallee becomes the first pitcher in Cardinal history to steal home.
  • The Cubs send Eddie Solomon to the Cardinals for Ken Crosby in a trade-in 1975. 
  • The Cardinals purchased Gary Rajsich from the San Francisco Giants in 1985.
  • The Rangers in 1993 trade Todd Burns to the Cardinals for Duff Brumley. 
  • The Boston Red Sox traded Julio Lugo in 2009 to the St. Louis Cardinals for Chris Duncan
  • In 2016, the Cardinals win 4-3 over the Dodgers in 16 innings. Down to their last out, Jedd Gyorko hits a solo home run in the 9th inning to tie the game. It was his 5th home run in 5 days. Tyler Lyons came in to pitch in relief and limited the Dodgers to one hit in 4.2 innings of work. Matt Adam supplied the power to a walk-off homer in the 16th inning and allowed Seth Maness to get the win. 


  • Jack Glasscock 1857  – was a manager before they became the Cardinals
  • Jesse Haines 1893
  • Joe Bratcher 1898
  • Bart Zeller 1941
  • Gary Buckels 1965
  • Rob Johnson 1982


  • Buck Hopkins 1907
  • Jack McAdams 1911
  • Bob Blaylock 1956


  • Pat Dillard 1907
  • Charlie Swindells 1940
  • Mike Coolbaugh 2007 – He died coaching first base in a minor league game. 

Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

He hit a home run on this date in five consecutive (1947-1951) years

  • 1947- #62 Facing Monty Kennedy with a 2-run homer.
  • 1948- #94 off of Clem Dreissenward with a 2-run home run.
  • 1949- Preacher Roe gave up #127 in the top of the 1st inning.
  • 1950- Warren Spahn allowed the most home runs to Musial in his lifetime and this one was #159.
  • 1951- #193 facing Carl Erskine, Stan hit a 2-run homer in the 7th inning.
  • 1955- #314 came from Murry Dickson in the sixth inning. 

Bob Gibson’s Complete Games

In 1971, he finished with 9IP/5H/0ER/3BB/6K for complete game #197 of his career. 


Walk-Off Winners – The Cardinals have three on this date from 1988, 2005, and 2016.