May 22 in Cardinals History

BOXSCORE HISTORY- In a scoreless game, on May 22, 1933, the game is going to the bottom of the 10th inning facing the Boston Braves and the Cardinals get a single from George Watkins to lead off the inning. He is bunted over to second base and then another single has him thrown out but a runner is on first. A third single in the inning makes it first and third with one out. Pepper Martin smashes a HOME RUN to propel the Cardinals to a 3-0 win in 10 innings. Boxscore Here.

The  Padres traded Jerry DaVanon and Bill Davis to the Cardinals for Sonny Ruberto and John Sipin in 1969.

Reggie Smith drives in five runs in the Cardinals’ 7-6 victory over Philadelphia in 1976 at Veterans Stadium. The St. Louis switch-hitter’s third homer of the game, a two-out solo shot in the ninth, proves to be the difference.

TRIPLE PLAY- the Cardinals pulled off a triple play on May 22, 1920, that was scored 9-2-3 while playing the New York Giants. 

Ozzie Smith breaks the record held by Larry Bowa in 1993 as he appears in his 2,223rd game at shortstop.

The Cardinals signed Aaron Bates as a free agent in 2012.

Gibby’s Complete Games- On May 22, 1962, Bob Gibson pitched the 18th complete game of his career with a 6-2 win over the Phillies. The game lasted 2 hours and 22 minutes. 



475 Career Home Runs

  1. In 1945, he hit his first of the season and 12th of his career off Harry Feldman. It was the top of the 9th with the Cardinals leading 3-1 when he smashed a 2-run homer.
  2. Stan hit a solo homer which was career #115. He was facing Johnny Antonelli in the bottom of the 5th inning in 1949.
  3. In 1953, Musial hit the 229th home run of his career and 2nd of the season. It was a 2-run homer off Clyde King  in the top of the 4th inning with the Cardinals leading 2-0.
  4. May 22, 1960, the Cardinals were behind 4-3 in the bottom of the 8th inning when Stan hit a 2-run homer (career #416) off Jay Hook.
  5. In his last season, 1963, he smashed a solo home run off Barney Schultz of the Chicago Cubs. It was the 469th of his illustrious career and the 6th of the season.



Bill Lohrman (May 22, 1913  – August 13, 1999) played for ten seasons but was only on the Cardinals as a pitcher in 1942. He finished his career with a 60-59 record along with 330 strikeouts and a 3.69 ERA. 

Ron Piche  (May 22, 1935 – February 3, 2011) played his last season (1966) with the Cardinals and finished with 10 wins and 16 losses in his career along with a 4.19 ERA. 

Cory Dickerson 1989

Jordan Walker-2002



 Tyler Lyons made his debut in 2013 as he was the starting pitcher against the San Diego Padres. He pitched 7 innings, allowed 4 hits, 1 earned run, 1 walk, and four strikeouts to secure his first major league win.




Hi Jasper 1937

Harry Betts 1946

Arnold Hauser 1966

Ernie White 1974


BASEBALL HISTORY- On May 22, 1911, at the South End Grounds III (Boston) Clifford Curtis of the Boston Doves (Braves) sets a major league record by losing his 23rd consecutive game. A 3-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. Curtis had begun the streak by losing a game on June 13, 1910. Curtis will finally win a start against Brooklyn 7-2 on May 26th.