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2020s

September 24, 2020: Yadier Molina gets his 2,000th career hit

2010s

How the Cardinals added Lance Berkman ahead of the 2011 season

June 4-5, 2011: Pujols hits back-to-back walk-off home runs against the Cubs

July 27, 2011: Cardinals trade Rasmus to Toronto, bolster their pitching for World Series run

September 1, 2011: Pujols homers twice, Holliday hits his 200th career home run, and the Cardinals call on a rookie pitcher to sweep Brewers

September 16, 2011: Adron Chambers’ first MLB hit pulls Cardinals within 3 1/2 games of the wild card-leading Braves

September 21, 2011: Freese’s game-winning home run pulls Cardinals within 1 1/2 games of the Braves

October 2, 2011: Cardinals rally vs. Cliff Lee to win Game 2 of the NLDS

October 5, 2011: Rally Squirrel and David Freese emerge as postseason heroes

October 7, 2011: Carpenter outduels Halladay to send the Cardinals to the NLCS

October 10, 2011: Pujols drives in five as Cardinals even the NLCS

October 12, 2011: Cardinals’ bullpen stars in NLCS Game 3 win

October 14, 2011: Cardinals capitalize on Brewers’ errors to win NLCS Game 5

October 16, 2011: Cardinals win the National League championship

October 19, 2011: Cardinals win World Series Game 1

July 21, 2012: Cardinals tie franchise record with 12-run rally vs. Cubs

May 31, 2014: Oscar Taveras homers in his major-league debut

May 28, 2017: Paul DeJong homers in his first major league at-bat

April 19, 2019: Lane Thomas hits two-run blast in his first major-league at-bat

2000s

October 3, 2000: Rick Ankiel develops the yips

April 6, 2001: Pujols hits his first career homer in breakout game

August 2, 2001: Cardinals trade Ray Lankford for Woody Williams

September 3, 2001: Rookie Bud Smith throws a no-hitter

January 29, 2002: Cardinals sign their first Japanese-born player, So Taguchi

July 29, 2002: Cardinals trade for all-star third baseman Scott Rolen

June 3, 2004: Molina gets two hits, throws out first baserunner in his debut game

July 20, 2004: Albert Pujols goes 5-for-5 with three home runs in Cardinals’ comeback

August 6, 2004: Cardinals trade for Larry Walker as they make World Series push

Chris Carpenter’s Cy Young Award-winning 2005 season (Part 1)

Chris Carpenter’s Cy Young Award-winning 2005 season (Part 2)

Chris Carpenter’s Cy Young Award-winning 2005 season (Part 3)

Chris Carpenter’s Cy Young Award-winning 2005 season (Part 4)

April 27, 2005: Mark Grudzielanek hits for the cycle

May 24, 2006: Adam Wainwright homers in his first big-league at-bat

April 6, 2007: A clutch double play and three RBIs from Chris Duncan help Adam Wainwright win his first MLB start

August 9, 2007: Rick Ankiel returns to the majors – as an outfielder

July 24, 2009: Cardinals acquire Matt Holliday in trade with A’s

August 19, 2009: Cardinals sign John Smoltz in their push for postseason glory

1990s

April 23, 1990: Cardinals trade for the “Wonder Dog,” Rex Hudler

May 4, 1990: Cardinals trade Tom Brunansky to Boston for Lee Smith

August 21, 1990: Ray Lankford provides spark in his big-league debut

November 25, 1991: Cardinals trade Ken Hill for Andres Galarraga

April 26, 1992: Ozzie Smith swipes his 500th career stolen base

September 7, 1993: Mark Whiten homers four times

December 23, 1995: Cardinals sign Ron Gant and Andy Benes

January 9, 1996: Cardinals acquire Todd Stottlemyre in trade with Athletics

April 3, 1996: Stottlemyre, Eckersley earn Cardinals firsts in win vs. Mets

May 18, 1996: John Mabry hits for the cycle

June 19, 1996: Ozzie Smith announces he will retire at season’s end

July 12, 1996: Gant, Gaetti pace Cardinals’ seven home runs in win over the Cubs

September 2, 1996: Ozzie Smith and Willie McGee spark Cardinals’ comeback

June 13, 1997: Cardinals get Fernando Valenzuela in trade with Padres

July 31, 1997: Cardinals trade for Mark McGwire

August 8, 1997: Mark McGwire hits his first Cardinals home run in his Busch Stadium debut

March 31, 1998: Mark McGwire grand slam lifts Cardinals to season-opening win

July 26, 1998: McGwire’s 44th home run breaks Johnny Mize’s 1940 record

September 8, 1998: McGwire breaks Maris’s home run record with No. 62

April 23, 1999: Fernando Tatis hits two grand slams in the same inning

June 25, 1999: Cardinals rookie Jose Jimenez out-duels Randy Johnson with no-hitter

November 16, 1999: Cardinals trade for Darryl Kile

1980s

Keith Hernandez Part 1: Road to the MVP

Keith Hernandez Part 2: Champions in ’82, Traded in ’83

Keith Hernandez Part 3: Post-Cardinals Career and Legacy

June 9, 1980: Whitey Herzog manages his first game for the St. Louis Cardinals

June 7, 1981: The Cardinals trade for Joaquin Andujar

October 21, 1981: Yankees’ outfield logjam allows Cardinals to trade for Willie McGee

November 20, 1981: Cardinals trade for Lonnie Smith

August 22, 1982: Glenn Brummer steals home and becomes an unlikely Cardinals hero

September 4, 1982: Lonnie Smith ties NL record with five stolen bases

September 26, 1983: Bob Forsch throws his second no-hitter

June 15, 1984: Cardinals trade Ken Oberkfell for Ken Dayley and Mike Jorgensen

July 18, 1984: Terry Pendleton gets three hits in his MLB debut

February 1, 1985: Cardinals finalize trade for Jack Clark

April 15, 1985: Ozzie Smith announces new contract, homers in Cardinals’ home opener

April 18, 1985: Vince Coleman steals two bags in his MLB debut

August 10, 1986: Bob Forsch hits a grand slam to top the Pirates, 5-4

April 18, 1987: Tom Herr’s 10th-inning grand slam lifts Cardinals over the Mets on Seat Cushion Night

April 22, 1988: Cardinals trade Tom Herr to the Twins for Tom Brunansky

August 16, 1988: Cardinals trade John Tudor for Pedro Guerrero

1970s

August 14, 1971: Bob Gibson pitches his ‘greatest game,’ no-hits the Pirates

June 27, 1973: Joe Torre hits for the cycle with an assist from Red Schoendienst

July 12, 1974: Bob Forsch throws a complete-game shutout for his first career win

July 17, 1974: Bob Gibson throws 3,000th strikeout the same day Dizzy Dean passes away

September 10, 1974: Lou Brock breaks Maury Wills’ single-season stolen base record

May 27, 1975: Lou Brock hits for the cycle

August 29, 1977: Lou Brock breaks Cobb’s career stolen-base record

April 16, 1978: Bob Forsch throws the most controversial no-hitter in Cardinals history

May 26, 1978: Cardinals bolster lineup with trade for George Hendrick

August 13, 1979: Lou Brock collects his 3,000th career hit in resurgent final season

How Lou Brock and Bob Kennedy helped Keith Hernandez reach his potential

1960s

How Bill White, Curt Flood, and others integrated Cardinals spring training

June 23, 1961: Musial homers twice, drives in seven to power Cardinals past the Giants

September 14, 1961: Ken Boyer hits walk-off home run to complete the cycle

May 20, 1964: Gibson strikes out 12 Cubs in a 1-0 shutout

June 15, 1964: Cardinals acquire Lou Brock in trade for Ernie Broglio

June 16, 1964: Ken Boyer hits for the cycle and Lou Brock makes his first start for the Cardinals in 7-1 win

July 3, 1967: Brock stolen base ignites brawl between Cardinals and Reds

September 18, 1968: Ray Washburn matches Gaylord Perry’s no-hitter

September 15, 1969: Steve Carlton sets record with 19 strikeouts vs. Mets

1950s

July 11, 1950: How Red Schoendienst called his shot at the 1950 all-star game

July 27, 1953: Dizzy Dean is inducted into the Hall of Fame

May 25, 1954: Wally Moon steals four bases, nearly ties 50-year-old NL record

June 17, 1956: Whitey Herzog steals home

May 13, 1958: Musial reaches 3,000 hits

July 30, 1959: Bob Gibson shuts out the Reds in his first career start

1940s

May 7, 1940: Cardinals clobber seven home runs in 18-2 rout of the Dodgers

July 13, 1940: Johnny Mize hits walk-off triple to complete the cycle

August 30, 1941: Lon Warneke finally throws his no-hitter

September 17, 1941: Stan Musial makes his debut

September 23, 1941: Stan Musial hits his first career home run

1930s

September 28, 1930: Dizzy Dean makes his major-league debut

May 5, 1933: Pepper Martin hits for the cycle in 5-3 win vs. the Phillies

May 11, 1934: Paul Dean emerges with extra-inning win over Carl Hubbell and the defending world champion Giants

July 1, 1934: Dizzy Dean pitches 17 frames and Joe Medwick hits a game-winning homer in 18-inning marathon

September 21, 1934: Hours after his brother throws a three-hit shutout, Paul Dean throws the second no-hitter in Cardinals history

September 30, 1934: Dizzy Dean’s 30th win clinches the National League pennant

May 5, 1935: Dizzy Dean faces Babe Ruth

June 29, 1935: Joe Medwick caps cycle with a home run off the foul pole

July 16, 1935: Dizzy Dean wins over the crowd as he accepts the NL MVP trophy

1920s

July 17, 1924: Jesse Haines throws the first no-hitter in Cardinals history

June 23, 1926: Rogers Hornsby tallies his 2,000th hit and slugs key grand slam in Cardinals win

October 3, 1926: Cardinals even the 1926 World Series behind the heroics of Alexander and Southworth

October 5, 1926: Jesse Haines leads Cardinals to Game 3 World Series win

October 9, 1926: Cardinals clobber Yankees 10-2 in World Series Game 6

October 10, 1926: Alexander saves Game 7 as Cardinals clinch their first World Series title

July 15, 1927: Jim Bottomley gets five hits, becomes second Cardinal to hit for the cycle in a 9-7 comeback win

July 6, 1929: Jim Bottomley and Chick Hafey each hit grand slams in Cardinals’ 28-6 win over the Phillies

PRE-1920s

July 11, 1911: Cardinals spring into action to save lives following horrific train crash

June 11, 1917: Bill Doak pitches 15 innings and Mike Gonzalez steals home in Cardinals’ extra-inning win

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