May 2 in Cardinals History


Louisville (American Association) purchased Babe Adams from the Cardinals in 1906.

The Cardinals purchased Rudy Hulswitt in 1909 from the Cincinnati Reds.

In 1946, the Cardinals purchased Danny Murtaugh from the Philadelphia Phillies

  • Cardinals Stan Musial becomes the first major leaguer to hit five home runs in a doubleheader. facing the New York Giants

Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

1954- #261 off of Johnny Antonelli in bottom 3rd with SOLO HR

  1954-  #262 also facing Johnny Antonelli in bottom of 5th 2 -run HR

1954- #263 facing Jim Hearn in the bottom of 8th a 3-run HR

1954- #264 with Hoyt Wilhelm on the mound in the bottom of 5th a 2-run HR

1954- hit #265 of his career of Wilhelm in the bottom of 7th a solo HR

1956- #329 off of Johnny Sain in the top of 6th inning a 3-run HR

The Cardinals signed Andy Hassler as a free agent in 1984.

The Cardinals signed, in 1995, Greg Cadaret as a free agent.

The Cardinals released Jed Hansen in 2003.

In 2004, the Cardinals released Emil Brown.

Trailing 9-3 after eight innings in 2005, the Cardinals mount their greatest ninth-inning comeback in franchise history, defeating the Reds at the Great American Ball Park. The seven-run rally in Cincinnati is fueled with a three-run homer by Jim Edmonds and a two-run round-tripper by John Mabry.

In 2019, the Giants purchased Francisco Pena from the Cardinals.


   Eddie Bressoud was born in 1932 and made his debut on June 14, 1956, with the New York Giants. In his career, he batted .252 and knocked in 365 runs and hit 94 home runs in 12 years. He played his last game on September 26, 1967, with the Cardinals. 


Clay Carroll was born in 1941 and made his debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 2, 1956. He played briefly with the Cardinals in 1977.

Felix Jose (1965) was selected to the National League All-Star team in 1991 with the Cardinals. In an 11-season Major League career, José posted a .280 batting average with 54 home runs and 324 RBI in 747 games played.



Bill Kelly 1910

Mickey Owen 1937

Del Rice 1945

Ray Yochim 1948

Clarence Beers 1948–  played in one career game and had 13.50 ERA

Johnny Buche 1948

Hal Smith 1956




Joe Corbett 1945

Art Delaney 1970

Jack Smith 1972

Virgil Stallcup 1989

Johnny Grodzicki 1998