November 13 in Cardinals History

In 1979, for the first time in major league history, two players are named co-winners of the National League MVP award when Cardinal first baseman Keith Hernandez shares the honor with Pirates outfielder Willie Stargell.

Cardinals Birthdays

  • Ted Wilks (1915) -was a right-handed pitcher who appeared in 385 games in Major League Baseball over ten seasons (1944–53) as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Indians.. As a Cardinal, he was a member of two World Series championship teams, defeating the St. Louis Browns in 1944 and the Boston Red Sox in 1946. In World Series play, he compiled an 0–1 record in three appearances, with a 4.91 earned run average and seven strikeouts.
  • Steve Bilko (1928) -He was 20 years old when he broke into Major League Baseball on September 22, 1949, with the St. Louis Cardinals.In 600 games over ten major-league seasons, Bilko posted a .249 batting average (432-for-1,738) with 220 runs, 76 home runs, 276 RBI, 234 bases on balls and a .444 slugging percentage. Defensively, he recorded a .992 fielding percentage as a first baseman.
  • John Sutton (1952)is former Major League Baseball pitcher. Sutton played for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1977 and the Minnesota Twins in 1978. Sutton was selected by the Texas Rangers in the third round (48th overall) of the January primary phase of the 1974 MLB Draft.[1] He was traded from the Rangers to the Cardinals for Mike Wallace on October 22, 1976. He was picked by the Twins from the Cardinals in the Rule 5 draft on December 5, 1977
  • Rigo Beltran (1969) – lifetime 2-3 record as a pitcher Beltrán would make his Major League Baseball debut with the Cardinals on June 2, 1997. He pitched for Mexico at the 2003 Pan American Games,winning a bronze medal. His final game came on April 28, 2004, as a member of the Montreal Expos. 
  • Jason Simontacchi (1973) – St. Louis Cardinals (2002–2004), where he made his major league debut on May 4, 2002 .Through his first 13 starts with the Cardinals, he went 7-1 with a 2.82 ERA. He finished the season with an 11-5 record in 24 starts, and ninth in Rookie of the Year voting. In 2003, he was 9–5 as a part-time starter with 16 starts and an ERA of 5.56.


  • Moe Thacker 1997
  • Al Dark 2014