June 28 in Cardinals History

Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

-This is one of the few dates in baseball history that he didn’t hit a home run.


In 1914, the Cardinals traded Ted Cather and Possum Whitted to the Boston Braves for Hub Perdue.

The Cardinals, in 1918, acquire Austin McHenry from Milwaukee (American Association) for Marty Kavanaugh and Dutch Distel.

The Cardinals sell Danny Murtaugh in 1941 to the Philadelphia Phillies. 

The Cardinals sent Darren Holmes to the Baltimore Orioles as part of a conditional deal in 2000

Shane Andrews is released in 2001 by the Cardinals. 


Bob Gibson’s Complete Games

in 1963, he pitched complete game #30 of his career with a 9-2 win over Houston with 9IP/6H/2ER/2BB/13K


TRIPLE PLAY- In 1958 with the Phillies leading 6-0 in the 7th inning, the Cardinals had runners on first and second with nobody when Ken Boyer hit into a 4-4-3 triple play. 

The Cardinals have had FOUR Walk-Off Winners (WOW) on this date in 1988, 1992, 2006, and 2010.





Bob Blaylock (1935) made his debut with the Cardinals on July 22, 1956, after a hot start in the minor leagues. He didn’t fare well and got sent back to the minor leagues and recalled in 1959. His career numbers show he was 1-7 with a 5.94 ERA. 





Chris Speier (1950) played for the Cardinals in 1984 as part of his 19-yr career. He was a 3-time All-Star and primarily noted for his defense. He batted .246 with 112 home runs and 720 runs batted in for his career. He has coached for several teams in the major leagues after his retirement from baseball. 




  • Mike Knode 1920
  • Rick Heiserman 1999


  • Johnny Schulte 1978
  • Jim Brosnan 2014