May 19 in Cardinals History

The Cardinals traded Irv Noren to the Chicago Cubs for Chick King in 1959.

The Chicago White Sox purchased Frank Barnes in 1960 from the Cardinals

Stan Musial, in 1962, singles for his 3,431st career hit, establishing a National League record. ‘Stan the Man’ delivers the historic hit as a pinch-hitter, something he will accomplish coming off the bench 14 times in 19 at-bats (.615) this season.

In 1970, the Giants traded Frank Linzy to the Cardinals for Jerry Johnson in 1970.

In 1970, the Cardinals purchased Don Shaw from the Montreal Expos.

In an exchange of outfielders, Cincinnati trades Bernie Carbo in 1972, their number-one pick in the 1965 draft, to the Cardinals for Joe Hague.

The San Diego Padres traded Bill Greif to the Cardinals for Luis Melendez in 1976.

The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Paul Wilmet from the Cardinals in 1987.



475 Career Home Runs

On May 19, 1946, Stan Musial hits his 38th career home run and second of the season. It is a solo homer off Tommy Huston of the Phillies in the top of the 4th inning in a scoreless game.

In 1957, Stan smacks a solo home run off Don Newcomb in the bottom of the 4th inning. It was Stan’s 356th career home run and 4th of the season.



Nub Kleinke (1911-1950) played for the Cardinals in 1935 and then again in 1937. As a pitcher, he was 1-1 in 5 games with a 4.86 ERA in 33.1 innings pitched.

Curt Simmons (1929)  was signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1960, he began a comeback that culminated in 15- and 18-game-winning seasons in 1963-64 in a rotation with Bob Gibson and Ray Sadecki. In 1964, he finally appeared in the World Series, against the Yankees. He started two games for the eventual champion Cardinals, and lost his only decision but compiled a stellar 2.51 ERA.

Al Santorini (1948) was a right-handed pitcher that played for the Cardinals from 1971-1973. In his career, he was 17-38 with a 4.29 ERA. He played his last game on May 5, 1973. Boxscore

Alan Kniceley (1955) appeared in 34 games and batted just .195 with a single home run and 6 RBI. He was released on October 31, 1986,



Ray Sadecki 1960



  • John Schulze 1941
  • Wattie Holm 1950
  • Gene Packard 1959
  • Ed Mierkowicz 2017
  • Steve Waterbury 2017