July 23 in Cardinals History


  • The Yankees purchased Elmer Miller from the St. Louis Cardinals in 1915.
  • The New York Giants, in 1916,  purchased Slim Sallee from the St. Louis Cardinals for $10,000
  • Using yellow dyed balls in 1939, the Cardinals beat the Dodgers 5-2 at Sportsman’s Park. The experimenting with the use of the colored sphere, which is designed to make the ball easier to see for the players and the fans, started in Brooklyn last week and will be tested once more, in a September game played at Wrigley Field.
  • At Washington’s RFK Stadium, the National League scores early and often to coast to an easy 9-3 victory over the AL in the 40th All-Star game. in 1969. Cardinals’ right-hander Steve Carlton, the starting, and winning pitcher hit a double in the third inning off Blue Moon Odom to become the last hurler to get an extra-base hit in a Mid-Summer Classic contest.
  • In 1976, Sergio Robles was sent from the St. Louis Cardinals to the Los Angeles Dodgers in an unknown transaction.
  • The Cardinals grant Micheal McKenry his free agency in 2016. 


  • Lee Dressen 1889
  • Hod Ford 1897
  • Jimmie Wilson 1900
  • Hersh Lyons 1915
  • Walter Sessi 1918
  • Joe Mather 1982


  • Ed Zmich 1910
  • Ed Spiezio 1964
  • Tito Landrum 1980
  • Gary Buckels 1994
  • Daniel Ponce de Leon 2018


  • Ralph Shinners 1962
  • Red Munger 1996
  • Jeff Cross 1997

Bob Gibson’s Complete Games

In 1966, he pitched areer complete game #91 defeating the Cubs 4-0 with 9IP/6H/0ER/5BB/4K.

Gibson got a complete game loss with 9IP/6H/3ER/3BB/7K as Houston won 3-2 for CG #175. 

Walk-Off Winners (WOW)

In 1977, the Cardinals trailed the Astros 3-2 in the 11th inning when Ken Reitz led off with a double. After one out, Hector Cruz doubled to tie the game. Jerry Mumphrey promptly singled him home for the walk-off winner. WOW!