September 30 in Cardinals History


In 1907, at Robison Field in St. Louis, 21 year-old rookie first baseman Ed Konetchy steals home twice in the Cardinals’ 5-1 victory over Boston. The last-place Redbirds swipe home plate three times during the contest,

At Sportsman’s Park, the Cardinals and their fans celebrate Rogers Hornsby Day in 1921. The 25 year-old Redbird second baseman, who will lead the NL in hitting with a .397 batting average, delights the crowd with a home run and two doubles in the team’s 12-4 victory over Pittsburgh.

1934- With a two-run round-tripper off Allyn Stout at Sportsman’s Park in the Cardinals’ 9-0 victory over Cincinnati, Rip Collins establishes a National League record when he blasts his league-leading 35th home run of the season as a switch hitter. The 30 year-old first baseman’s mark will not be broken until Howard Johnson goes deep from both sides of the plate 36 times in 1987 for the Mets.

Cardinals in 1946, traded Eddie Joost to the Philadelphia Athletics for a player to be named later, Vern Benson, Jake Caulfield and Russ Derry. The Philadelphia Athletics sent $30,000 (March 24, 1947) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.

The Cardinals released Joe Medwick in 1948.

Musial. in 1951, ends the season with a .355 batting average. Also, Marty Marion is fired as manager and is replaced by Eddie Stanky.

The Philadelphia Phillies selected Tommy Glaviano off waivers from the Cardinals in 1962.

On the last day of the season in 1962, Gene Oliver’s eighth-inning homer off Johnny Podres proves to be the difference in St. Louis’ 1-0 victory over the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine. The loss to the Cardinals forces Los Angeles into a best-of-three-game playoff with the Giants for the National League pennant, a series the team will lose to San Francisco.

In 2002, Mike Coolbaugh of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

2005– Albert Pujols’s 40th home run, a seventh inning grand slam against the Reds, makes him the first Cardinal in the 114-year history of the team to hit that many home runs in three consecutive seasons. The homer, which was also the 200th of his career, makes the first baseman the third-youngest player to reach the milestone, with only Mel Ott and Eddie Mathews accomplishing it sooner.



  • John Shoup 1851
  • Forrest More 1881
  • Gabby Street 1882
  • Art Hoelskoetter 1882
  • Zinn Beck 1885
  • Mike Kircher 1897
  • Nate Andrews 1913


  • Joe Delahanty 1907
  • Jack Smith 1915
  • Murray Dickson 1939
  • Santiago Guzman 1969


  • Frank Genins 1922
  • Jack Harper 1950
  • Nels Potter 1990
  • Dan Quisenberry 1998
  • Ed Brinkman 2008

Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

  • In 1948, he gets career home run #110 against the Pirates.
  • Cubs pitcher Johnny Schmitz gives up career #173 home run in 1950 for Musial.