July 9 in Cardinals History

  • Chick Hafey ties a NL record with 10 consecutive hits over two games in 1929. 
  • 1953- At Philadelphia’s Connie Mack Stadium in 1953, Phillies reliever Bob Miller replaces Robin Roberts, ending the starter’s consecutive complete-game streak at 28. The future Hall of Famer (1976) had finished every game he started since beating the Cardinals last season on August 28.
  • Sporting News selects San Musial as the Player of the Decade from 1946-1955.
  • In 1958 the Cardinals selected Chuck Stobbs off waivers from the Washington Senators.
  •  At Candlestick Park, Chris Speier hits for the cycle as the Giants maul the Cardinals, 21-2 in a game in 1988. 
  • The St. Louis Cardinals traded John Habyan to the California Angels for Mark Sweeney in 1995. 
  • The Colorado Rockies, in 2013,  purchased Mitchell Boggs from the Cardinals
  • The St. Louis Cardinals released Ty Wigginton in 2013. 

During a contest in 1966 between the Cardinals and Astros on a hot and humid evening at Busch Stadium, Harry Caray does the play-by-play of the game in just his underwear and socks. The veteran broadcaster, surprised by a photographer, adjusts the waistband of his boxers as the picture is taken.






  • Jack Powell 1874
  • Pete McBride 1875
  • Johnny Vergez 1905



  • Wally Shannon 1959
  • Alberto Rosario 2016


  • Ossee Schrecorgost 1914
  • Stan Rojek 1997
  • Chick King 2012


Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

1948- Stan hits career homer run #91 facing Herm Wehmeier and the Reds with a 2-run homer in the 4th inning. 

In the top of the 8th, Musial hits a solo homer in Cincinnati for career #125 in 1949. 


Walk-Off Winners

In 2011, the game was tied 6-6 going to the bottom of the 9th facing Joe Paterson and the Arizona Diamondbacks when Lance Berkman leads off with a single. Colby Rasmus attempts to bunt him over but that fails and Rasmus replace Berkman at first base. With one out, Yadier Molina gets a walk and runners are now on first and second base. Tony Cruz is asked to pinch hit for reliever Fernando Salas. HE doubles to right center and Rasmus scores and it is a WALK-OFF WINNER 7-6. WOW.