October 18 in Cardinals History

Baseball Events

In  2010 The Cardinals announce the signing of its long-time manager, keeping Tony La Russa in the Redbirds’ dugout for at least one more season, the skipper’s sixteenth with the club. The franchise has won eight division titles, two National League pennants and a World Championship under the 66 year-old pilot, but this year’s team, heavily favored to win its division, collapsed during the final two months of the season, finishing five games behind Cincinnati.

Trades and Transactions

  • The  Cardinals returned Mike Jackson to the Kansas City Royals following previous purchase in 1971.
  • In 1971 the Cardinals traded Jim Beauchamp, Chip Coulter, Harry Parker and Chuck Taylor to the New York Mets for Jim Bibby, Rich Folkers, Charlie Hudson and Art Shamsky.
  • Gregg Jefferies in 1994, was granted free agency.



  • Joe Delanhanty 1875
  • Burt Shotton 1884
  • Coonie Blank 1892
  • Howie Nunn 1935
  • George Hendrick 1949
  • Andy Hassler 1951


  • Dick Cole 2018
  • Bob Vines 1982
  • Tom Reilly 1918