June 13 in Cardinals History

1905– New York hurler Christy Mathewson pitches his second career no-hitter, defeating the Cubs, 1-0. In 1901, 20-year-old ‘Matty’ became the first rookie in the modern era to throw a no-no, holding the Cardinals hitless in the Giants’ 5-0 victory at Robison Field.

1921- Rogers Hornsby hits into a triple play and Les Mann hits two home runs in a 10-1 victory for the Cardinals and Jesse Haines who gets his 6th straight complete game. 

1940– The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Ira Hutchinson from the Brooklyn Dodgers.


Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

In 1954, Musial hit career #278, a 2-run homer,  against Pittsburgh in the top of the 8th inning.

#403 came in 1959 facing Orlando Pena of Cincinnati with a 3-run homer in the bottom of the 4th inning and the Cardinals leading 1-0.  


1963– The St. Louis Cardinals released Elrod Hendricks.

1964– The St. Louis Cardinals traded Jim Saul (minors) and cash to the Cincinnati Reds for Bob Skinner.

1969– The St. Louis Cardinals traded Dennis Ribant to the Cincinnati Reds for Aurelio Monteagudo

1970– The Houston Astros traded Jim Beauchamp and Leon McFadden to the St. Louis Cardinals for George Culver

1975– The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Mike Wallace from the New York Yankees.

1992– The St. Louis Cardinals released Juan Agosto.

Walk Off Win in 1994

Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Marlins’ Robb Nen facing 4-5-6
Todd Zeile  Flyball: CF
Ray Lankford Double to LF (Line Drive)
Mark Whiten  Intentional Walk
Tom Pagnozzi  Single to RF (Line Drive); Lankford Scores; Whiten to 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Marlins 1, Cardinals 2. CARDINALS WIN

1996– The St. Louis Cardinals signed Gene Stechschulte as an amateur free agent

1997– The St. Louis Cardinals traded Rich Batchelor, Danny Jackson and Mark Sweeney to the San Diego Padres for Scott Livingstone, Phil Plantier and Fernando Valenzuela.

2000– The St. Louis Cardinals traded players to be named later and Juan Acevedo to the Milwaukee Brewers for Fernando Vina. The St. Louis Cardinals sent Eliezer Alfonzo (June 13, 2000) and Matt Parker (minors) (June 13, 2000) to the Milwaukee Brewers to complete the trade.

2002– The St. Louis Cardinals signed Leo Estrella as a free agent.

Bob Gibson’s Complete Games

1962- Gibson tossed complete game #19 of his career with a 6-1 win over the Phillies. He went 9IP/9H1ER/2BB/2K.



KavanaughMarty   Marty Kavanaugh (June 13, 1891 – July 28, 1960) played for the Cardinals in 1918 as a second baseman after leaving the Detroit Tigers. In 370 career games, he batted .249 with 122 runs batted in and 10 home runs. 




 ScottCoolbaugh  Scott Coolbaugh (1966) played in a Cardinals uniform the last season of his career in 1994. He had 21 at-bats with 4 hits and 2 home runs for a .190 batting average.  



  • Dick Wheeler 1918
  • Von McDaniel 1957



  • Johnny Beall 1926
  • Bill O’Hara 1931
  • Irv Higginbotham 1959
  • Doug Baird 1967
  • Bobby Tiefenauer 2000