October 9 in Cardinals History

Baseball Events

At Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis, the Yankees beat the Cardinals, 7-3, completing their second consecutive sweep of the World Series. The Bronx Bombers, who win their third World Championship in franchise history, live up to their name as they slugged five homers in the game, three by Babe Ruth, a feat which will not be matched until 1989 when Oakland does it against San Francisco.This was in 1928.

In 1934 at Detroit’s Navin Field, Commissioner Landis makes Joe Medwick leave Game 7 of the World Series for ‘his own safety’. The Tiger fans are upset with his aggressive slide into third baseman Marv Owen after hitting a triple in the sixth inning and the angry mob responds by hurling fruit at the outfielder during the Cardinals’ 11-0 series-clinching victory.

On Oct. 9, 1969, Cardinal nation was stunned by the firing of broadcaster Harry Caray. Anheuser-Busch said the decision was marketing-based, although rumors swirled that Caray was having an affair with Susan Busch, wife of August Busch III. Busch would later deny the rumors, but in “Under the Influence,” a book published in 1991, Caray said: “You couldn’t say I did and I wouldn’t say I didn’t.”

Trades and Transactions

The New York Giants drafted John Davis from the Cardinals in the 1940 minor league draft.

The Cardinals release Sam Jones in 1963.

John Morris granted free agency in 1990

Victor Marte granted free agency in 2013.


  • Gordon Slade 1904
  • Jim Winford 1909
  • Jeoff Long 1941
  • Bill Pulsipher 1943


  • Fred Gaiser 1918