May 18 in Cardinals History

This Date in Cardinals History

 The New York Giants selected Bert Niehoff off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals in 1918.

The Cardinals, in 1932, signed Bill Sherdel as a free agent.

Tommy Glaviano made four errors in one game with three of them on consecutive plays in the 9th inning against the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbetts Field in 1950.

The Cards led 8-5 with the bases loaded with one out in the bottom of the ninth. Then third baseman Tommy Glaviano muffed a grounder – run scores and everyone advanced a base. 8-6. The next batter also hit it to third. For the second straight play, Glaviano boots it: everyone advances a base and a run scores. 8-7. Lo and behold another grounder to third, Glaviano kicks it. This time two runs score. St. Louis lost on back-to-back-to-back errors by the same player.

The Cardinals traded Ted Martinez, in 1975, to the Oakland Athletics for Mike Barlow and Steve Staniland (minors). 

John Mabry hits for the cycle in order in 1996.

In 2000, Mark McGwire passes Mickey Mantle into eighth place on the all-time home run career list with 539. ‘Big Mac’ goes deep three times as the Cardinals beat the Phillies, 7-2.

The Cardinals released Shawn Sedlacek in 2005.

In 2006, the Cardinals released Prentice Redman.

 The Cardinals released Scott Moore in 2015.



475 Career Home Runs

  • Musial hit no career home runs on May 18th.




AdamsBabe Babe Adams (May 18, 1882 – July 27, 1968) made his Major League debut on April 18, 1906, with the St. Louis Cardinals, taking the loss in a 4-inning start, but did not pitch again for them. In September 1907 his contract was sold to the Pirates




HicksJim Jim Hicks (1940) played for the Cardinals in 1969. In his brief career he hit .163 with 5 home runs and 14 runs batted in. 




Matt Kinzer in 1989-    3.1IP/1H/0ER/0BB/3K  Boxscore

Rich Croushore in 1998.   2IP/2H/2ER/3BB/1K   Boxscore

Jose Rodriguez in 2000.   0.1IP/0H/0ER/1BB/0K   Boxscore

Pete Kozma in 2011. He pinch hit for Lance Berkman who injured his right wrist and had to leave the game. Kozma doubled and knocked in a run.  Boxscore



Ray Blades – Died May 18, 1979, in Lincoln, Il at age 87