July 24 in Cardinals History


  • At Washington Park, the Superbas, in 1909, sweep a twin bill from the visiting Cardinals with identical 1-0 scores. Brooklyn’s southpaw Nap Rucker, who will finish second in the NL with 200 strikeouts, whiffs 16 Redbirds in one of the contests.
  •  Cardinals purchased Red Ames from the Cincinnati Reds in 1915. 
  • After leading the team to the National League pennant in 1930 and 1931, skipper Gabby Street is fired midseason, in 1933, by the Cardinals. Frank Frisch, the Redbirds second baseman, is named as player-manager of the fifth-place club.
  • During a Northern League road trip, five teammates of the Duluth minor league club are killed and 19 others are hurt in a bus-truck crash near St. Paul. The injured include future major league manager Mel McGaha and Elmer Schoendienst, brother of Cardinals’ infielder, Red.  This was in 1948. 
  • Stan Musial hits for the cycle in 1949.
  • The Cardinals traded Joe Shipley, in 1962, to the Chicago White Sox for Alan Brice
  • The Baltimore Orioles purchased Carl Warwick from the St. Louis Cardinals in 1965. 
  • The San Francisco Giants traded Rob Dressler in 1978 to the St. Louis Cardinals for John Tamargo. 
  •  Cardinals signed Steve Lake in 1986 as a free agent.
  • The  Cardinals released Jeff Parrett in 1996. 
  • In 2005, the Cardinals released Chris Mears.
  •  On the day Matt Holliday is traded in 2009 by the A’s to the Cardinals for prospects Brett Wallace, Clayton Mortensen, and Shane Peterson, He collects four hits, drives in a run, and steals a base in his debut with St. Louis. Having hurried from New York, where his former team was continuing a series with the Yankees, the outfielder had to borrow a glove and shoes from his new teammates prior to the Redbirds’ 8-1 victory at Citizens Bank Park.
  • The Miami Marlins traded Steve Cishek to the St. Louis Cardinals in 2015 for Kyle Barraclough
  • The Cardinals needed a starter due to a rainout earlier in the week and a 16-inning game, they turn to Mike Mayers, whose turn it was at Memphis, to make the Sunday Night start, in 2016, against the Dodgers. It was a disaster. His final line was 1 1/3 IP, 8 H, 2 BB, 9 ER as the Cardinals lose 9-6. 


  • Joe Schultz 1893
  • Bill Ortega 1975
  • Miguel Socolovich 1986


  • Mike Mayers 2016 (see story above)
  • Kwan Hyan Kim  2020


  • George “Doggie” Miller 1929 – he was a manager before they became the Cardinals
  • Joe Hunt 1978
  • Joe Orengo 1998
  • Wally Kimmick 1989

Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

In Brooklyn, Stan hits career home run # 128 in 1949 facing Carl Erskine with a solo homer in the 5th inning. 

In 1951, he gets career homer #194 off of Jim Konstanty ith a solo home run in the 8th inning. 

Facing Jay Hook of the Reds in 1960, Musial connects on career home run #420 with a solo in the 8th inning. 

Walk-Off Winners (WOW)

1991- With the core tied 3-3 in the bottom of the 9th inning, Jose Oquendo singles home the Walk-Off Winner. WOW!