May 14 in Cardinals History

  • Baseball Oddity- For four consecutive days, May 14, 15, 16 and 17th in 1945 every single
    American League game was rained out. 

Rogers Hornsby, in 1916, hits his first of over 300 home runs. It was an inside-the-park homer.

The Cardinals purchased Doc Lavan from the Washington Senators in 1919,

The Cardinals lose on this date in 1927 but a section of the bleachers collapses and over 50 people are injured and one suffered a fatal heart attack.

The Cardinals traded Dick Siebert in 1938 to the Philadelphia Athletics for Paul Easterling, Gene Hasson and George Turbeville.

The Cincinnati Reds purchased Ernie Koy from the Cardinals in 1941. 

The Cardinals purchased Pep Young in 1941 from the Cincinnati Reds.

In 1941, the New York Giants traded Paul Dean, Harry Gumbert and cash to the Cardinals for Bill McGee

The Cardinals released Ernie White in 1946.

The Cardinals, in 1947, released Creepy Crespi.

 The Cardinals traded Don Bollweg and $15,000 to the New York Yankees for Billy Johnson in 1951.

The Phillies, in 1956, traded Bobby Morgan to the Cardinals for Solly Hemus

The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Bob Smith from the Cardinals in 1957.

In 1967, the Chicago Cubs purchased Ted Savage from the Cardinals and the Cardinals purchased Don Young from the Cubs. 

Jose Oquendo becomes the first non-pitcher to get a major league decision, losing to the Braves in nineteen innings, 7-5. After pitching three scoreless innings in an extra-inning marathon against Atlanta, the Cardinals’ utility man gives up a two-run double to Ken Griffey in the nineteenth to suffer the loss at Busch Stadium in 1988.

The Cardinals released Steve Scarsone in 1997.

In 2012, the  Cardinals released J.C. Romero.




475 Career Home Runs

Musial homered three times on this date. In 1948, he hit his 4th of the season and #75 of his career in the bottom of the 4th inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The game was scoreless and Fritz Ostermueller was on the mound when Musial connected on a solo home run.
Then six years later, in 1954, He smashed his 268th career home run and 11th for the season off Joe Black in Brooklyn. The Cardinals trailed 8-1 and Red Schoendienst was on base when Stan hit the 2-run homer.
In 1958, the Cardinals hosted the San Francisco Giants and were behind 1-0 in the first inning when Stan hit a solo home run off Johnny Antonelli for his 6th of the season and 387th of his career.




pat_borders Pat Borders (1968) was signed as a free agent by St Louis on January 14, 1996, and then after 26 games was traded to the California Angels on June 15, 1966.



SuttonLarry Larry Sutton (1970) played the seasons 2000-2001 with the Cardinals. In his career, he had 512 at-bats and hit .236 with 12 home runs and 78 runs batted in.


Luke Gregerson- On the Cardinals roster in 2019.




  • Eddie Higgins 1909
  • Bob Larmore 1918
  • Cris Carpenter 1988
  • Mike Gulan 1997
  • John Gast 2013
  • Dean Kiekhefer 2016
  • Oscar Mercado 2019



  • John Farrell 1921
  • Lou Criger 1934
  • Billy Hart  1944
  • Eddie Delker 1997
  • Floyd Wooldridge 2008