October 13 in Cardinals History


1985 – St. Louis routs the Dodgers, 12 – 2, to even the National League Championship Series. St. Louis, however, loses rookie sensation Vince Coleman to one of the more bizarre injuries in major league history. Coleman is stretching before the game when his left leg becomes caught in Busch Stadium’s automated tarpaulin as it unrolls across the infield, trapping him for about 30 seconds. He will not play again this year.

2001- The St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 4 – 1, behind rookie pitcher Bud Smith to even their NLDS at two games apiece. Fernando ViƱa hits a two-run home run for St. Louis.


Birthday Spotlight

William Martin “Pickles” Dilhoefer born in 1893. He made his major league debut on April 16,1917 with the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs traded him to the Phillies in 1918 where he played for nine games and was traded to the Cardinals. He was with them for three seasons as a catcher. In the winter of 1922, he died of typhoid fever on February 23,1922. His last game was played on October 1,1921.

  • George Frazier 1954
  • Scott Cooper 1967


  • Mike Heydon 1913
  • Joe Bratcher 1977