Things Happened on this Date in Cardinals History

Final: Boston 5 St. Louis 4 in 13 innings

Well, Thursday is a day off for the Cardinals. With no baseball tonight let’s look at some of the history that can be found that involves the Cardinals. Before we get to that let’s look at how the minor league teams fared on Wednesday.


Memphis Redbirds (AAA) On Wednesday afternoon the Redbirds lost 4-3 to Albuquerque. Alberto Rosario had 2 runs batted in for the game and Paul DeJong had two hits including his 9th double. The team only managed 9 hit for the game.

John Gant started the game and pitched 3.1 innings. He was followed by Zach Phillips, Mark Montgomery, Chris Ellis and Ryan Sherriff. 8,002 were in the park as the game lasted 3 hrs and 15 minutes.

On Thursday the Redbirds play at AutoZone Park against the Isotopes at 7:05 PM. Mike Mayers (2-4, 5.82 ERA) is on the mound.


Springfield Cardinals (AA) lost 7-5 to Tulsa. Th Cardinals struck out 15 times in the game and were led by Dickie Joe Thon who had two hits in five at-bats and Casey Grayson’s two hits in three plate appearances.

Jack Flaherty took his first loss (6-1) of the season as he allowed nine hits and three runs in 4.1 innings of work. Tyler Bray and Corey Baker relieved him. the game last 3 hrs and 5 minutes with 7,044 in attendance.

Thursday finds Sandy Alcantara (2-3, 7.11 ERA) starting for Springfield.


Palm Beach Cardinals (Hi-A) defeated Jupiter 7-1 behind the strong pitching of Zac Gallen. He threw eight innings and allowed three hits with 2 walks and six strikeouts. Sam Tewes relieved him in the 9th inning and allowed one run. 

The offense was led by Chris Chinea, Randy Arozarena and Leobaldo Pina who each had two hits. Pina also contributed two RBI’s in the game. It last 2 hrs and 15 minutes in front of 1,311 fans at Roger Dean Stadium. 

Derian Gonzalez (0-5, 6.90 ERA) will get the start on Thursday as they continue their series with the Jupiter Hammerheads. 


Peoria Chiefs (Lo-A) were defeated 7-4 by Cedar Rapids. The game lasted 2 hrs and 39 minutes with 2,042 in attendance. The Chiefs fanned 10 times in the game but Ryan McCarvel and Vince Jackson each had two hits in four turns at the plate.

Steven Farinaro started and went 3 innings as he allowed 12 hits and 7 earned runs in the contest. He was the losing pitcher of record and is now 1-3 on the year. Ronnie Williams, Dewin Perez and Frederis Parra each pitched in relief.

John Kilichowski will be the starter to open the homestand at Dozer Park facing Beloit.


Cardinals History on this date comes from our other site called History of Cardinals.

In 1950, the Cardinals were playing the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbetts Field. The Cardinals led 8-0 going into the 8th inning. In the Dodgers half Red Schoendienst and Tommy Glaviano each made an error and eventually Brooklyn scored 4 runs. The Dodgers scored in the 9th on consecutive doubles and then proceeded to load the bases. Now with the Cardinals leading 8-5 with one out in the 9th inning a remarkable thing happened. They hit a routine grounder to third baseman Tommy Glaviano. He booted the ball and every runner moved up. Now the score is 8-6. The next batter hit a ball to Glaviano and he made an error on the ball. The runners moved up and the score is now 8-7. The very next batter (Pee Wee Reese) hit a routine ground ball to Glaviano and he booted it into the outfield and two runs scored. The Dodgers win 9-8. The Cardinals lost on back-to-back-to-back errors. Boxscore

sidenote: Glaviano also hit two home runs in the game


In 1996, Cardinals first baseman, John Mabry, did an unusual thing, he hit for the cycle and he did it in order. In the 9th inning the Colorado Rockies walked him intentionally. The Cardinals would lose this game in the bottom of the 9th on a 2-run homer by John Vander Wal off of Dennis Eckersley.                                   Boxscore



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