September 11 in Cardinals History

1932– The St. Louis Cardinals traded Evar Swanson to the Chicago White Sox for players to be named later. The Chicago White Sox sent Jack Rothrock (November 2, 1932) and Carey Selph (November 2, 1932) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.

1974 In a game that will feature a record 202 batters, the Cardinals defeat the Mets in the seven-hour and four minute Shea Stadium contest, 4-3, with Hank Webb taking the loss after making an errant pick off throw in the top of the 25th inning that leads to the eventual winning run. Redbird Ken Reitz’s two-strike, two-out home run had tied the game in the top of the ninth, making the extra innings necessary.

1987 In the opening game of a critical series against the Mets, Terry Pendleton, with two outs and two strikes, hits a ninth-inning game-tying home run in the Cardinals’ eventual 6-4 over-time victory at Shea Stadium. The Redbirds third basemen’s dramatic long ball smashes the windshield of New York starter Ron Darling, who had pitched one-hit ball before being forced to leave the game in the top of the seventh due to severely spraining his right thumb fielding Vince Coleman’s bunt single in the prior inning.

1995– The St. Louis Cardinals released Chris Sabo.

2002– The St. Louis Cardinals traded a player to be named later and Chris Morris (minors) to the Milwaukee Brewers for Jamey Wright and cash. The St. Louis Cardinals sent Mike Matthews (September 11, 2002) to the Milwaukee Brewers to complete the trade.
2008 With his sixth-inning double in the 3-2 loss to the Cubs, Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols becomes only the third player in history to drive in 100 runs during his first eight major league seasons. The two other big leaguers to reach the plateau are Red sox outfielder Ted Williams, who also accomplished the feat for eight seasons from 1939-42, 46-49, and starting in 1924, fly-chaser Al Simmons did it for 11 years playing for the A’s (9) and the White Sox (2) .
2010 For the 10th consecutive campaign, starting with his rookie year, Albert Pujols drives in 100 or more runs. Only Al Simmons, with 11, has more seasons with 100 RBIs to start a career than the Cardinals’ first baseman.

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  • Eddie Miksis 1926
  • Eduardo Perez 1959
  • Andrew Suarez 1992


Bill Hopper 1913

Tom Griesenbeck 1920

Al Grabowski 1929

Bill DeLancey 1932

Ray Starr 1932

Glenn Crumling 1945

Bill Howerton 1949

Mike Shannon 1962

Dick Hughes 1966

Stan Royer 1991

Luis Saturria 2000

Adam Wainwright 2005


  • Bill Hallman 1920
  • Joe Marshall 1931
  • Ham Wyatt 1963

Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

  • In 1949, Stan hit TWO home runs and they were career #139 and #140 facing the Reds.
  • It was in 1960 that he smacked #427 against the Cubs in the first inning with a solo homer.
  • In 1963, it was against Glen Hobbie of the Cubs for career #461