October 4 in Cardinals History

1904–  In the second game of a doubleheader on the last day of the season, Jack Dunn of the Giants homered, but was called out by umpire Jim Johnstone for missing first base. New York argued too long and caused the arbiter to forfeit the game to St. Louis. The incident occurred in the fourth inning with St. Louis leading 2 to 1. Johnstone, on his way to his dressing room after the game, was struck in the head by a fan. The attacker was arrested, but the umpire refused to press charges.

2002 Commissioner Bud Selig apologizes to St. Louis fans for the late playoff start time for the Cardinal and Diamondback Game 1 NLDS game and promises it will not happen again. The 10 p.m. CDT start was due to many of the playoff teams coming from the west and baseball’s desire not to have two games being played at the same time.

Trades and Transactions

1937– The Cardinals traded Leo Durocher to the Brooklyn Dodgers for Jim Bucher, Johnny Cooney, Roy Henshaw and Joe Stripp.

2007– Randy Keisler of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.


  • Bob Rhoads 1879
  • Ralph Shinners 1895
  • Red Munger 1918
  • Rip Repulski 1928
  • Jimy Williams 1943
  • Tony LaRussa 1944
  • Kyle Lohse 1978


  • Roy Golden 1961
  • Joe Hoerner 1996
  • Barry Lersch 2009