July 2 in Cardinals History


  • In 1934 at Wrigley Field, umpire Bill Klem makes a delayed infield fly call that leads the Cardinals to protest the game. The game got suspended in the seventh inning due to darkness. 
  • Ernie Camacho is signed as a free agent in 1990.
  • Vladimir Nunez is released by the Cardinals in 2005
  • In 2010, the Cardinals signed Renyel Pinto as a free agent.


Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

Johnny Vander Meer surrendered career home run #89 to Musial in 1948. 


Bob Gibson’s Complete Games

In 1965 he won 6-3 over the Mets for career complete game #70 with 9IP/7H/3ER/4BB/13K

Gibson pitched career complete game #195 over the SFG with 9IP/4H/2ER/2BB/7K in 1971.


WOW (Walk-Off Winners)

In 1997, the Cardinals defeat the Twins 2-1 in 10 innings with a one-out home run by Willie McGee.

Troy Glaus homers in the bottom of the 9th with two outs to defeat the New York Mets 8-7.



Ernie Vick Born 1900 in Toledo, OH- He played from 1922-1926 with the Cardinals and 1926 WS member

Chuck Stobbs Born 1929 in Wheeling, WV- He played for the Cardinals in part of the 1958 season. 

Joe Magrane Born 1964 in Des Moines, IA- He made his MLB debut on April 25, 1987, for the Cardinals

Ozzie Canseco Born 1964 in Havana, Cuba- He played for the Cardinals in 1992-1993 and last played on May 13, 1993.

So Taguchi Born 1969 in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan- He played for the Cardinals from 2002-2007.

Brett Cecil Born 1986 in Dunkirk, MD – He is currently an active player in MLB. 



Jack Barnett 1907- He went 0-for-4 with one run scored and struck out twice  BOXSCORE

Brandon Dickson 2011- He faced four batters and got each of them out.  BOXSCORE


Tommy Dowd 1933 

Josh Clarke 1962

Rankin Johnson 1972

Chick Hafey 1973 (HOF)

George McBride 1973

Guy Bush 1985

Peanuts Lowrey 1986


ALSO in Cardinals History

1922- Cardinals second baseman Rogers Hornsby, speaking with Billy Evans in today’s issue of the Pittsburgh Press, all but predicts that he will set a new National League single-season home run record this season: “When the season started, I didn’t give the matter of home runs a thought, even though I made 21 last year. However, they started to come my way rather easily and now I have the home run fever. With the season less than half over, I have 18 to my credit. Back in 1884, so the records say, Ed Williamson, playing with Chicago, made 27 home runs. That record has stood the test of all the great hitters of the National League for 38 years. I would like to break that record, and feel that I am well on the way to set a new home-run mark for a season in the National League.” In fact, Hornsby is as good as his word ending with a final total of 42.


Baseball History for July 2nd

NBC makes a deal, on this date in 1956,  with MLB for rights to televise and place on the radio the All-Star game for $16.25 million with 60% of the revenue going to the players’ pension fund.

On July 2, 1903, future Hall of Famer Ed Delahanty, who compiled a .346 lifetime batting average, dies after mysteriously falling off a railroad bridge in Niagara Falls. According to some witnesses, a conductor had ordered Delahanty to disembark the train because of disorderly behavior. Many reports say he was intoxicated.

Some believe the best game ever pitched occurred on this date in 1963 with Juan Marichal and Warren Spahn matching up. The game lasted 16 innings and was won by a Willie Mays home run for the Gisnts to defeat the Braves 1-0.