September 26 in Cardinals History

  • The Cardinals drafted Al Shaw from Springfield (Three-I) in the 1907 rule 5 draft
  • Cardinal Bob Forsch, in 1983, pitches his second career no-hitter, beating the Expos at Busch Stadium, 3-0. The 33 year-old Redbird right-hander first accomplished the feat against Philadelphia in 1978.
  • In the Cardinals’ 7-6 loss to Montreal, Mark McGwire establishes a new National League record for homers hit at home with his 38th blast at Busch Stadium in 1998.
  • The Cardinals signed David Peralta as an amateur free agent in 2004.
  • At Miller Park in 2007, Albert Pujols becomes the only player in big league history to hit 30 homers and have 100 RBIs in each of his first seven seasons. The Cardinals first baseman’s first-inning homer helps St. Louis beat the contending Brewers, 7-3.
  • After 63 years of being a play-by-play announcer, Milo Hamilton calls his final game, painting the word picture of his Astros beating St. Louis at Minute Maid Park, 2-0. The Hall of Fame broadcaster, who also worked for the Browns, Cardinals, Cubs, White Sox, Braves, and Pirates before starting his 28-year tenure with Houston, gives an inspirational farewell speech during the seventh-inning stretch, receiving a standing ovation from the fans at the ballpark. This was in 2012.


  • John Ricks 1867
  • George Anderson 1898
  • Eddie Flautt 1924
  • Bobby Shantz 1925
  • Rich Gedman 1959


  • Eddie Lake 1939 (he entered in the 9th inning as a pinch runner for Johnny Mize)

Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

  • In the bottom of the 6th inning in 1952, he hit #227 of his career while against the Cubs and Bob Schultz.
  • In 1953, he hit a 2-run homer with the Cardinals trailing 2-1 in the 6th inning for career #257. 
  • In San Francisco in 1962, Stan hit career home run #463.