September 15 in Cardinals History

  • Dizzy Dean pitches the last of 154 career complete games in 1940 with a 7-4 win over the Cubs with 9IP/9H/3ER/0BB/1K. 
  • 1950- At Ebbets Field, Cardinal starter Cloyd Boyer hurts his arm while warming up and is replaced by Red Munger. The reliever goes the distance, beating the Dodgers, 6-2, getting credit for a complete game, but not for a game started.
  • 1968 The Cardinals clinch their twelfth National League pennant when the team beats Houston at the Astrodome, 7-4. The contest, which features Curt Flood collecting five hits, marks the final home run by Roger Maris, who will finish his 12-year major league career with 275 round-trippers.
  • 1969 Cardinal hurler Steve Carlton fans nineteen batters, including three in the final frame.
  • 1971- The Minnesota Twins traded Stan Williams to the St. Louis Cardinals for Fred Rico and Dan Ford.  
  • The  Cardinals released Barry Lyons in 1993. 
  • 1995 Ozzie Smith takes part in the 1,554th twin killing of his career to set a new big league record for double plays. 
  • 1998 Ending a six-game drought without a homer, Mark McGwire, pinch-hitting in the ninth inning, hits his 63rd homer.
  • The Cardinals traded Michael Blazek  to the Milwaukee Brewers for John Axford in 2013.


  • Harry McCurdy 1899
  • Jim Davis 1924
  • Charley Smith 1924
  • Dakota Hudson 1994


  • Speed Walker 1923
  • Sam Narron 1935
  • Taylor Duncan 1977
  • Andy Rincon 1980
  • Audry Perez 2013


  • Ethan Allen 1993

Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

  • In 1946 he hit career homer #49 in New York with a 2-run homer in the top of the 9th. 
  • Clem Labine gave up home run #253 of Stan’s career in 1953 in 8th inning with game tied.
  • Lefty Sandy Koufax gave up a solo home run which was #323 in 1955.
  • In 1956, it was Hoyt Wilhelm of the NY Giants surrendering career #349.