May 13 in Cardinals History


  • The Cardinals traded Eddie Kazak and Wally Westlake in 1952 to the Cincinnati Reds for Dick Sisler and Virgil Stallcup.
  • As a pinch-hitter in 1958, Stan Musial collects his 3000th hit in the sixth inning off Moe Drabowsky in the Cardinals’ 5-3 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. ‘The Man’, the youngest player to reach the milestone, is the eighth major leaguer to accomplish the feat.
  • Stan Musial gets hit #3,431 to surpass Honus Wagner as the all-time hits leader in 1962.
  • in 2015, the Cardinals signed Jeremy Hazelbaker as a free agent.



475 Career Home Runs

May 13, 1952, Stan Musial hit TWO home runs in the same game and both were off the Brooklyn pitcher Ben Wade. The first came in the top of the 7th inning as the Cardinals trailed 11-4. Eddie Stanky was on base when Stan took the ball deep tp right field for his 3rd of the season and #209 of his career.

In the same game in the 9th inning, Musial hits another deep to right for his 4th of the season and #210 of his career. Peanuts Lowery scored but the Cardinals still lost the game. 



Bert Niehoff (May 13, 1884 – September 8, 1974)  played with the Cardinals only in the 1918 season. In a six-season career, Niehoff was a .240 hitter (489-for-2037) with 12 home runs and 207 RBI in 581 games, including 210 runs, 104 doubles, 19 triples and 71 stolen bases.

Carden Gillenwater (1917-2000) played in 7 games for the Cardinals in the 1940 season and took 25 at-bats and accumulated 4 hits for a .160 average.

Leon Wagner (May 13, 1934 – January 3, 2004)  in a 12-season major league career, hit .272 with 211 home runs and 669 RBI in 1352 games but only played in 39 games and had four home runs in 1960.

Terry Hughes (1949) appeared in eleven games with the Cards, in which he batted .214 with an RBI and a run scored.


Dave Van Ohlen 1983

Micah Franklin 1985



Johnny Stuart 1970