May 6 in Cardinals History

Cardinals purchased Jimmy Cooney, in 1924, from Milwaukee (American Association)

The Cardinals traded Clyde Shoun and cash to the Cincinnati Reds for Whitey Moore in 1942.

In 1942, the Cincinnati Reds traded Jim Gleeson to the Cardinals for Max Marshall

In a small office high up behind home plate at Ebbets Field in 1947, National League president Ford Frick meets with seven Cardinal players individually, revealing he is aware of their secret plan to strike as a protest to Jackie Robinson playing for the Dodgers. The usually non-confrontational leader of the Senior Circuit makes his position perfectly clear about their planned boycott, telling the Redbird conspirators they will encounter quick retribution from his office that will include being suspended from baseball.

The Colorado Rockies sent Javier Cardona to the St. Louis Cardinals, in 2005, as part of a conditional deal

Cardinals released Nerio Rodriguez in 2015.

In 2008, CF Rick Ankiel throws out two runners at third base in the same game from long distance and also hit as a Home Run in a 6-5 win. BOXSCORE

 Jason Motte has Tommy John surgery in 2013.


Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

1956- Stan smacks #330 of his career with a solo home run while facing Al Worthington of the New York Giants in the bottom of the 8th inning with the game tied 4-4.

In 1959, Musial connects on a solo homer for career #399 off of Ray Semproch in the 8th inning as the Cardinals trailed 6-4.

In the top of the 9th inning in 1962, the game is scoreless, as Musial hits #448 facing Moe Drabowsky and Cincinnati.


John Lovett 1877

Ed Karger 1883

Walter Cruise 1890

Dick Cole 1926

Leo Burke 1934

Kim Seaman 1957



Blix Donnelly 1944

Orlando Sanchez 1981



Eddie Zimmerman 1906

Harry Berte 1952