July 5 in Cardinals History

  • 1902 – At St. Louis, the Cardinals win their third straight from the Giants, beating New York, 1 – 0. The lone Cardinal run comes in on a wild pitch by Christy Mathewson.
  • The Brooklyn Superbas purchased Al Burch from the St. Louis Cardinals in 1907.
  • Frankie Frisch, Cardinals 2B, ties the league record with 16 chances in a game in which St. Louis defeats Cincinnati, 6 – 4.
  • The Cardinals, in 1932,  traded Joel Hunt and Jake Miller to the White Sox for Hal Anderson.
  • Al Papai is selected off waivers in 1950 by the Cardinals from the Red Sox.
  • RF Stan Musial outpolls all other National League players in the All-Star balloting.
  • Cardinals first baseman and future President of the National League, Bill White, hit three home runs and smacks a double in a 9-1 rout of the Dodgers in 1961.
  • The Cubs are still reeling in 1966 from the trade with the Cardinals which was Lou Brock for Ernie Broglio as they finally send him to the minors three years after they get him. He will never return to the major leagues.
  • The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim traded Jeff Weaver and cash to the St. Louis Cardinals for Terry Evans in 2006.
  • Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals is the top vote-getter as the squads for the 80th All-Star Game, to be held July 14th in St. Louis,
  • Cardinals signed Blaine Boyer and Ron Mahay as free agents in 2011.



  • Charlie Krehmeyer 1863


  • Abe White 1937


  • Duster Mails 1974





Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

In 1943, Stan hit career home run #19 facing Dutch Dietz in the 7th inning of a tie game with a solo homer. 


Bob Gibson’s Complete Games

In 1961, he pitched complete game #8 of his career in a 9-1 win over the Dodgers with 9IP/4H/1ER/3BB/5K

Complete game #173 of his career was pitched in 1970  with 9IP/8H3ER/0BB/6K in a 6-3 win over Montreal.


Walk-Off Win

  • 1995- Tripp Cromer singled in Darnell Coles with one out in the 10th inning for a 4-3 Walk-Off Win over the Expos.



In Baseball History

1947- Larry Doby of the Indians becomes the first black to appear in the American League when he strikes out as a pinch hitter against Chicago hurler Earl Harrist. The 23-year-old former Newark Eagle standout will play in the major leagues for 13 years, amassing 1,515 hits, just three less than Jackie Robinson.


2002- Baseball legend Ted Williams, considered by many the greatest hitter in the history of the game, dies of cardiac arrest at the age of 83. The first-ballot Hall of Famer, who was a lifetime .344 hitter, won the MVP award and Triple Crown twice, led the American League in batting for six seasons, and hit .406 in 1941 during his 19-year career with the Red Sox.