September 14 in Cardinals History

  • In an afternoon game in 1903, it was called because of unusual darkness, Giants’ pitcher Red Ames, making his major league debut, tosses a five-inning no-hitter against the Cardinals. The New York right-hander, who also will no-hit the Superbas on Opening Day in 1909 before yielding a single with one out in the tenth, will have both of his no-hit bids discounted after the 1991 change of rules no longer give credit for no-hit performances in games played for less than nine innings or for contests where the first hit is given up in extra innings.
  • The Cardinals returned Jim Brown to Topeka (Western Association) as part of a conditional deal in 1915.
  • With his 6-5 victory over New York at Sportsman’s Park in 1941, Cardinals right-hander Howie Krist finishes the season, 10-0. Spud’s perfect season establishes a National League record for the most wins in a season by a pitcher without a defeat.
  • The Cardinals, in 1971, trade Fred Rico and Dan Ford to the Minnesota Twins for Stan Williams. 
  • The Cardinals purchased Barry Lersch from the Atlanta Braves in 1974.
  • The Oakland Athletics purchased Ron Fairly, in 1976, from the Cardinals.
  • Batterymates Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright break the all-time record of Bill Freehan and Mickey Lolich when they start their 325th game together as pitcher and catcher in 2022.


Manager Birthday

Kid Nichols 1904–1905 169G 80W 88L  0.476 win pct   born-9/14/1869   died- 4/11/1953


  • Art Weaver 1902
  • Kid Nichols 1869
  • Jack Dunleavy 1879
  • Stan Williams 1936
  • Harry Parker 1947



  • Art Fromme 1906
  • Phil Redding 1912
  • Zinn Beck 1913
  • Taylor Douthit 1923
  • Jimmy Hudgens 1923
  • Mort Cooper 1938
  • Steve Waterbury 1976


  • Wally Roettger 1951
  • Phil Clark 2018

Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

  • In 1961, Stan hit career home run #442 off of Don Cardwell of the Cubs in the 1st inning.