October 20 in Cardinals History

Baseball Events

1931 – Frankie Frisch is selected the National League Most Valuable Player. He hit .311 with 4 home runs and 82 runs batted in. His nickname was the “Fordham Flash”.

1964 Red Schoendienst, a popular former player, is named as the Cardinals new manager, replacing Johnny Keane, who resigned the day following the team’s Game 7 Fall Classic victory over New York. Albert will compile a 1,041-955 record for the Redbirds during 12 full seasons and two stints in 1980 and 1990 as interim skipper, capturing a World Championship in 1967 and a NL pennant in 1968.

Trades and Transactions

  • 1955- TheĀ  Cardinals released Harry “The Hat” Walker.
  • The Cardinals released Barney Schultz, John Romano, and Hal Woodeschick in 1967.
  • The Minnesota Twins traded Bob Wissler (minors) and Herman Hill in 1970 to the Cardinals for Sal Campisi and Jim Kennedy.
  • 1983-Joe DeSa granted free agency.
  • Mark Mulder of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency in 2008.



  • Dave Collins 1952
  • Keith Hernandez 1953
  • Rick Ownbey 1957
  • Don Heinkel 1959


  • Tim Murchison 1952
  • Hal Goldsmith 1985