October 28 in Cardinals History

1968 – Future Hall of Famer Bob Gibson of the St. Louis Cardinals wins his first Cy Young Award. Gibson is a unanimous choice after dominating hitters with a 22-9 record and an ERA of 1.12 during the “Year of the Pitcher.”

2011- The St. Louis Cardinals win the 11th title of their history by defeating the Texas Rangers, 6 – 2, in Game 7 of the World Series. Texas takes a two-run lead in the top of the 1st, but Series MVP David Freese ties the score with a two-run double in the bottom of the inning. Chris Carpenter then keeps the Rangers from adding to their score, while Allen Craig hits a 3rd-inning homer off Matt Harrison. The Cards add two runs without getting a hit in the 5th and, typically, St. Louis manager Tony LaRussa uses four relievers to get the last nine outs. It is an unlikely title for a team that was 10 1/2 games out on August 25th and twice was down to its last strike in Game 6

Trades and Transactions

  • Cardinals Bobby Hrapmann and Mike Garman to the Chicago Cubs for Don Kessinger in 1975.¬†
  • The Cardinals in 1975, traded Larry Lintz to the Oakland Athletics for Charlie Chant.
  • Russ Springer of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency in 2003.
  • Matt Morris, Reggie Sanders, and Julian Tavarez were granted free aency by the Cardinals in 2005.

Birthdays

  • Doc Lavan 1890
  • Joe Adams 1877
  • Ed Clough 1906
  • Gary Rajsich 1954
  • Casey Lawrence 1987
  • Braden Looper 1974
  • Jake Woodford 1996
  • Zack Thompson¬† 1997

Deaths

  • Ray Sanders 1983
  • Mel lngram 1973