June 6 in Cardinals History

1920- The Cardinals play their last game at Robison Field (renamed Cardinal Field in 1917), their home field since 1893, beating the Cubs, 5-2. One of Sam Breadon’s first decisions as the team’s new owner will be to agree to a ten-year lease for $20,000 annually, allowing his team to move six blocks to share Sportsman’s Park with the Browns, allowing him to use the money from the sale of the aging ballpark to finance Branch Rickey’s idea of establishing a farm system by investing in a club affiliation with a minor league team in Houston, Texas.

1924– The Philadelphia Phillies purchased Joe Schultz from the St. Louis Cardinals


1937– The first game of this doubleheader had been delayed 88 minutes by rain thus delaying the start of the second game. The games had to be completed by 7 PM due to a Philadelphia law. The Cardinals were leading 8-2 in the top of the fourth inning of game two when the Phillies started stalling. They made unnecessary pitching changes, holding mound conferences and asking for different baseballs. Eventually, Bill Klem forfeited the game to the Redbirds. All players statistics were wiped out due to the fact that the game failed to go the required five innings. Manager Jimmie Wilson was fined $100 later by Ford Frick for his stalling tactics. Joe Medwick of St. Louis lost a home run which would have been his tenth of the season. Medwick still won the Triple Crown even though he tied for the home run title with Mel Ott with 31.

1948– Red Schoendienst hits five doubles in a doubleheader and had three doubles in the game the previous day. That is an MLB record for a three-game span.


Bob Gibson’s Complete Games

In 1968, Gibson defeats Houston 4-0 with complete game # 115 of his career w/9IP/3H/0ER.2BB/5K.

His #237 complete game comes against the San Diego Padres in a 6-3 win with 9IP/5H/3ER/5BB/9K


2006- The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Jon Jay in the 2nd round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 28, 2006.

2011- The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Kolten Wong in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 2011 amateur draft. Player signed June 25, 2011.

2013- The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Marco Gonzales in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 2013 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 2013.

TRIPLE PLAY in 2014- The Cardinals turn a triple play in Interleague baseball facing the Toronto Blue Jays. In the 6th inning trailing 2-1, a ball is hit to Descalso for a 4-6-3 off the bat of Jose Bautista. (Descalso-Peralta-Craig). 



Mark Ellis (1977) Ellis played the last year of his career in a Cardinals uniform in 2014 and finished that year with a .190 average and an injury. He played his last game on September 27, 2014. His career record is a .262 hitter with 105 home runs and 550 runs batted in. 

Matt Belisle (1980) played for the Cardinals in 2015 and is currently under contract with the Washington Nationals. 



  • Bill Cox 1936           1.2IP/2H/1ER/0BB/1K  BOXSCORE
  • Gene Oliver 1959    0-for-4   2K                    BOXSCORE      
  • Blake Hawksworth 2009  2IP/3H/4ER/1BB/1K  BOXSCORE
  • Kevin Siegrist 2013   1.2IP/0H/0ER/0BB/4K       BOXSCORE
  • Angel Rondon 2021



Red Schoendienst 2018