October 27 in Cardinals History


2006 At the new Busch Stadium, the Cardinals beat the heavily favored Tigers, 4-2, in Game 5 of the Fall Classic to win their first world championship since 1982. With an 83-78 record, St. Louis, who lost 10 of their last 14 regular season games, won less games than any World Series champion in baseball history.

2011- David Freese hits a 2-run triple in the 9th & a walk-off home run in the 11th to win game 6 of the World Series.

1985 – The Cardinals lose game 7 and the World Series to the Royals.

2004 – The Cardinals lose game 4 and the World Series to the Red Sox.

2013 – The Cardinals lose game 6 and the World Series to the Red Sox

In 2013, the Red Sox win the first World Series game to ever end on a pickoff, beating the Cardinals, 4-2, in Game 4 of the Fall Classic. Kolten Wong, a 23 year-old rookie pinch-running for Allen Craig, is caught off first base by Boston closer Koji Uehara.


Trades and Transactions

  • In 1965, the Cardinals traded Dick Groat, Bob Uecker, and Bill White to the Philadelphia Phillies for Pat Corrales, Alex Johnson and Art Mahaffey.
  • The Cardinals signed Jose Cruz as an amateur free agent in 1966.
  • The Oakland Athletics, in 1972, trade Gene Dusan and Joe Lindsey to the Cardinals for Dal Maxvill. 
  • The Cardinals released Jerry McNertney in 1972.
  • In 1978, the Cardinals trade Mike Potter to the Seattle Mariners for Jose Baez.
  • Frank DiPino , Andres Galarraga, Rich Gedman, Pedro Guerrero. Bob McClure, and Milt Thompson were all granted free agency in 1992.



  • Shad Berry 1887
  • Don Richmond 1919
  • Del Rice 1927
  • Pete Vukovich 1952
  • Tom Nieto 1960
  • Kelvin Jimenez 1980
  • Ruben Tejada -1989



  • John Brock 1951
  • Clark Griffith (HOF’er) 1955
  • Carlisle Littlejohn 1977
  • Eddie Erautt 2013