September 1 in Cardinals History

Today in Cardinals History

1909– Bill O’Hara, inserted as pinch runner, becomes the first major leaguer to steal two bags in the same inning when he swipes second and third base in the Giants’ 9-6 victory over St. Louis at the Polo Grounds. The 28 year-old New York outfielder, who will end the season with a total of 31 stolen bases, will duplicate the feat tomorrow against the same opponents.

1953– The Cardinals tie a major league mark, hitting five homers in a 12-5 loss to Brooklyn at Ebbets Field. The solo shots hit by Stan Musial, Harry Elliot, Rip Repulski and Steve Bilko (2), all off starter Preacher Roe, aren’t enough to offset the Dodgers’ 17-hit attack, which includes six doubles but no round-trippers.

1958–  Cardinals moundsman Vinegar Bend Mizell beats the Reds, 1-0. The southpaw, who is from Vinegar Bend, Alabama, establishes a National League record by walking nine batters without giving up a run.

1962– The Cardinals traded Paul Toth to the Chicago Cubs for Harvey Branch.

1963– Curt Simmons becomes the last pitcher ever to steal home with his second inning dash to the plate in the Cardinals’ 7-3 victory over the Phillies at Connie Mack Stadium. 

1966– Tim McCarver’s third-inning triple, his 13th and final one of the season, plates Orlando Cepeda in the Cardinals’ 7-4 victory over Atlanta at Busch Stadium. The 22 year-old Memphis, TN native will become the first backstop to ever lead the National or American League in three-baggers.

1973– The  Cardinals purchased Larry Haney from the Oakland Athletics.

1993– The Cardinals released Barry Lyons.


  • Epp Sell 1922
  • Skip Jutze 1972
  • Mick Kelleher 1972
  • Kelly Paris 1982
  • Mike DeFelice 1996
  • Jack Flaherty 2017


  • Tom Burgess 1927
  • Dean Stone 1930
  • Dave Rucker 1957


  • Buster Adams 1990
  • Don Lang 2010

Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

In 1953, he hit careerhome run #248 in the first inning.