July 3 in Cardinals History

  • The Cardinals committed 17 errors (ties a major league record) in a doubleheader as Cincinnati sweeps in 1909.
  • The Cardinals, in 1917, traded Bob Besher, Sam Bohne, Paddy Livingston, and cash to Milwaukee (American Association) for Marv Goodwin. 
  • It’s 1918 and the hidden ball trick works to aid the Cardinals to a 2-1 win over the Cubs. 
  • Cardinal first baseman Johnny Mize accumulates 13 total bases, hitting two home runs, a triple and a double in 1939.
  • The Twins, in 2001,  traded Hanley Frias to the Cardinals for Larry Sutton
  • In 2006, the Cardinals signed Jorge Rondon as an amateur free agent.


  • Wese Callahan- Born 1898 in Lyons, IN – He played in 7 career games on the Cardinals in 1913.
  • Matt Keough- Born 1955 in Pomona, CA- He pitched in 4 games for the Cardinals in 1985.
  • Kurt Kepshire-  Born 1959 in Bridgeport, CT- He pitched for the Cardinals in 1984-1985-1986 with a career 16-15 record



  • Les Backman 1909- Took the loss with 6.1IP/11H/7ER/4BB/2K  BOXSCORE
  • Grover Lowdermilk 1909- 2.1IP/2H/3ER/4BB/1K   BOXSCORE 
  • Jack Crimian 1951- He pitched to one batter in his debut who doubled and scored      BOXSCORE 
  • Dick Schofield 1953- He was a pinch runner for Del Rice in the 7th inning.                   BOXSCORE
  • Jack Damaska 1963- He pinch hits in the 8th inning and struck out.                              BOXSCORE
  • Placido Polanco 1998- He comes in for defense in the 7th and flies out in the 8th        BOXSCORE
  • Josh Kinney 2006- In relief, 2IP/4H/1ER/0BB/2K                                                           BOXSCORE
  • Jarrett Hoffpauir 2009- In 2 AB’s, he walked and singled with 2 RBI’s                           BOXSCORE



  • Hank Robinson-  Died in 1965- Pitched for Cardinals in 1914-1915 and had 14-26 record
  • Earl Francis- Died in 2012- He pitched in 2 games for the Cardinals in 1965.

Walk-Off Winners

  • In 1999, Mark McGwire coaxes a bases loaded walk to ensure a 2-1 win over the DBacks in 10 innings. 
  • In the bottom of the 9th inning, Abraham Nunez singles home Yadier Molina for a 5-4 walk-off win.


Baseball History

Pitcher Tony Cloninger. in 1966, hits two grand slams and drives in nine runs, as the Atlanta Braves rout the Giants at Candlestick Park, 17 – 3. Cloninger is the first National League player to slam two in a game, and the first pitcher ever, and his nine RBIs are a major-league record for pitchers.