October 29 in Cardinals History


Baseball Events

1958 – Solly Hemus is traded to St. Louis by the Phillies in exchange for utility infielder Gene Freese. The 36-year-old former Redbird will become the Cardinals’ player-manager for the next three seasons, compiling a 190-192 record.

rickey-branch-plaque-296_n  1942Branch Rickey, the innovator of the farm systems which helped to build a strong Redbird franchise, resigns as the Cardinals’ vice president. Three days later, the Dodgers will announce the Mahatma has been named president of the Brooklyn club, a move that will help to fill the void created by Brooklyn’s general manager Larry MacPhail’s enlistment in the army to serve in World War II.

1973Steve Carlton, who won 27 games for the cellar-dwelling Phillies last year, suffers his 20th loss of the season when Philadelphia is beaten in St. Louis, 7 – 1. “Lefty” will post a 13-20 record, along with a 3.90 ERA for the last-place team.

2016-The Cardinals defeat the Reds , 4 – 3, on a game-ending double by Yadier Molina in the 9th. However, replays clearly show that third base umpire Scott Barry blew the call as Molina’s hit bounced into the stands and should have been called an automatic double, preventing Matt Carpenter from scoring from first base. Reds manager Bryan Price takes too long to request a video review and home plate umpire Bill Miller lets the run stand; Price explains that the roar of the crowd and the noise from the celebratory fireworks made it impossible for him to hear the telephone in the dugout that instructed him to challenge the call. The game is a key one in the three-team race for the two wild card spots in the National League, but a reversal of the call is not possible.

Trades and Transactions

  • 1993- Les Lancaster granted free agency.
  • 1997- Willie McGee of the Cardinals granted free agency.
  • 1998- Bobby Witt was granted free agency.
  • 1999- Darren Oliver granted free agency.
  • 2002- Rick White granted free agency.
  • 2004- Ray Lankford granted free agency.
  • 2004- Mike Matheny granted free agency.
  • 2004- Edgar Renteria granted free agency.
  • 2012- Kyle Lohse granted free agency.


  • Pete Richert 1934
  • Jim Bibby 1944


  • Wilbur Murdoch 1941
  • Harvey Hendrick 1941
  • Al Grabowski 1966