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GROVER CLEVELAND ALEXANDER

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

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

JOAQUIN ANDUJAR

June 7, 1981: The Cardinals trade for Joaquin Andujar

RICK ANKIEL

October 3, 2000: Rick Ankiel develops the yips

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

What I’m Reading: “The Phenomenon” by Rick Ankiel and Tim Brown

LES BELL

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

CARLOS BELTRAN

December 22, 2011: Cardinals sign Carlos Beltran in wake of Pujols’ departure

ANDY BENES

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

LANCE BERKMAN

How the Cardinals added Lance Berkman ahead of the 2011 season

October 19, 2011: Cardinals win World Series Game 1

October 27, 2011: David Freese’s home run caps historic World Series Game 6

JIM BOTTOMLEY

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

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

PETER BOURJOS

November 22, 2013: Cardinals trade Freese and Salas for Bourjos and Grichuk

KEN BOYER

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

November 23, 1964: Ken Boyer is named National League MVP

ROGER BRESNAHAN

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

LOU BROCK

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 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

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

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

ERNIE BROGLIO

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

GLENN BRUMMER

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

TOM BRUNANSKY

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

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

KEN BOYER

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

JACK BUCK

What I’m Reading: “That’s a Winner” by Jack Buck

STEVE CARLTON

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

CHRIS CARPENTER

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)

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

October 19, 2011: Cardinals win World Series Game 1

October 28, 2011: Cardinals capture their 11th world championship

ORLANDO CEPEDA

November 7, 1967: Voters unanimously name Orlando Cepeda NL MVP

ADRON CHAMBERS

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

JACK CLARK

February 1, 1985: Cardinals finalize trade for Jack Clark

WILL CLARK

November 2, 2000: Will Clark retires as a Cardinal

VINCE COLEMAN

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

October 13, 1985: Busch Stadium’s automated tarp runs over Vince Coleman’s legs

November 27, 1985: Vince Coleman win the National League Rookie of the Year Award

RIPPER COLLINS

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

ALLEN CRAIG

October 19, 2011: Cardinals win World Series Game 1

October 27, 2011: David Freese’s home run caps historic World Series Game 6

October 28, 2011: Cardinals capture their 11th world championship

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

ROGER CRAIG

November 4, 1963: Cardinals acquire Roger Craig in trade with Mets

KEN DAYLEY

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

DIZZY DEAN

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

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

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

May 5, 1935: Dizzy Dean faces Babe Ruth

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

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

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

What I’m Reading: “Dizzy and the Gashouse Gang” by Doug Feldmann

What I’m Reading: “The Gashouse Gang” by John Heidenry

PAUL DEAN

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

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

PAUL DeJONG

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

BILL DeLANCEY

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

BRANDON DICKSON

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

BILL DOAK

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

J.D. DREW

December 13, 2003: Cardinals deal J.D. Drew and Eli Marrero to get Jason Marquis, Ray King, and Adam Wainwright

CHRIS DUNCAN

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

DENNIS ECKERSLEY

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

CURT FLOOD

December 5, 1957: The Reds trade Curt Flood to the Cardinals

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

What I’m Reading: A Well-Paid Slave by Brad Snyder

BOB FORSCH

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

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

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

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

What I’m Reading: “Tales From the St. Louis Cardinals Dugout” by Bob Forsch with Tom Wheatley

DAVID FREESE

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

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

October 16, 2011: Cardinals win the National League championship

October 27, 2011: David Freese’s home run caps historic World Series Game 6

October 28, 2011: Cardinals capture their 11th world championship

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

November 22, 2013: Cardinals trade Freese and Salas for Bourjos and Grichuk

FRANKIE FRISCH

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

GARY GAETTI

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

ANDRES GALARRAGA

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

RON GANT

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

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

JAIME GARCIA

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

BOB GIBSON

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

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

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

November 13, 1968: Bob Gibson named National League MVP

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

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

What I’m Reading: “Stranger to the Game” by Bob Gibson with Lonnie Wheeler

What I’m Reading: “Pitch by Pitch” by Bob Gibson and Lonnie Wheeler

What I’m Reading: “Sixty Feet, Six Inches” by Bob Gibson and Reggie Jackson

MIKE GONZALEZ

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

TYLER GREENE

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

RANDAL GRICHUK

November 22, 2013: Cardinals trade Freese and Salas for Bourjos and Grichuk

MARK GRUDZIELANEK

April 27, 2005: Mark Grudzielanek hits for the cycle

PEDRO GUERRERO

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

CHICK HAFEY

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

JESSE HAINES

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

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

GEORGE HENDRICK

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

December 12, 1984: Cardinals trade George Hendrick to the Pirates for John Tudor

TOM HENKE

December 12, 1994: Tom Henke signs deal to play his final season in St. Louis

KEITH HERNANDEZ

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

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

What I’m Reading: “I’m Keith Hernandez” by Keith Hernandez

TOM HERR

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

WHITEY HERZOG

June 17, 1956: Whitey Herzog steals home

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

What I’m Reading: “White Rat” by Whitey Herzog and Kevin Horrigan

What I’m Reading: “Whitey Herzog Builds a Winner” by Doug Feldmann

JASON HEYWARD

November 17, 2014: Cardinals trade for Jason Heyward following Oscar Taveras’s passing

KEN HILL

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

MATT HOLLIDAY

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

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

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

October 16, 2011: Cardinals win the National League championship

October 22, 2011: Albert Pujols slugs three home runs in Game 3 of the World Series

ROGERS HORNSBY

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

What I’m Reading: Rogers Hornsby by Charles C. Alexander

REX HUDLER

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

JON JAY

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

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

JOSE JIMENEZ

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

DARRYL KILE

November 16, 1999: Cardinals trade for Darryl Kile

EDDIE LAKE

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

RAY LANKFORD

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

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

TONY LA RUSSA

October 27, 2011: David Freese’s home run caps historic World Series Game 6

October 28, 2011: Cardinals capture their 11th world championship

October 31, 2011: Tony La Russa retires on a winning note

What I’m Reading: “One Last Strike” by Tony La Russa with Rick Hummel

What I’m Reading: “3 Nights in August” by Tony La Russa and Buzz Bissinger

LANCE LYNN

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

JOHN MABRY

May 18, 1996: John Mabry hits for the cycle

PEPPER MARTIN

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

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

MIKE MATHENY

November 14, 2011: Cardinals name Mike Matheny manager

BAKE McBRIDE

November 26, 1974: Bake McBride wins the NL Rookie of the Year Award

TIM McCARVER

What I’m Reading: Oh, Baby, I Love It! by Tim McCarver with Ray Robinson

WILLIE McGEE

October 21, 1985: Yankees’ outfield logjam allows Cardinals to trade for Willie McGee

November 18, 1985: Willie McGee is named National League MVP

December 15, 1995: Willie McGee returns to St. Louis

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

MARK McGWIRE

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

JOE MEDWICK

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

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

SHELBY MILLER

November 17, 2014: Cardinals trade for Jason Heyward following Oscar Taveras’s passing

JOHNNY MIZE

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

YADIER MOLINA

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

October 22, 2011: Albert Pujols slugs three home runs in Game 3 of the World Series

October 28, 2011: Cardinals capture their 11th world championship

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

What I’m Reading: “Molina” by Bengie Molina with Joan Ryan

WALLY MOON

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

What I’m Reading: “Moon Shots” by Wally Moon with Tim Gregg

JASON MOTTE

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

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

October 16, 2011: Cardinals win the National League championship

October 28, 2011: Cardinals capture their 11th world championship

MARK MULDER

December 18, 2004: Cardinals trade for Mark Mulder

STAN MUSIAL

September 17, 1941: Stan Musial makes his debut

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

December 2, 1948: Stan Musial wins his third MVP Award

May 13, 1958: Musial reaches 3,000 hits

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

What I’m Reading: Stan Musial — An American Life by George Vecsey

KEN OBERKFELL

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

TERRY PENDLETON

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

DARRELL PORTER

December 7, 1980: Whitey Herzog’s roster rebuild begins with Darrell Porter

What I’m Reading: “Snap Me Perfect! The Darrell Porter Story” by Darrell Porter with William Deerfield

ALBERT PUJOLS

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

November 12, 2001: Albert Pujols is unanimous Rookie of the Year selection

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

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

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

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

October 16, 2011: Cardinals win the National League championship

October 22, 2011: Albert Pujols slugs three home runs in Game 3 of the World Series

October 28, 2011: Cardinals capture their 11th world championship

COLBY RASMUS

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

EDGAR RENTERIA

December 14, 1998: Cardinals fill their shortstop need with trade for Edgar Renteria

SCOTT ROLEN

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

JACK ROTHROCK

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

FERNANDO SALAS

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

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

November 22, 2013: Cardinals trade Freese and Salas for Bourjos and Grichuk

RED SCHOENDIENST

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

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

What I’m Reading: Red – A Baseball Life

SKIP SCHUMAKER

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

TED SIMMONS

December 7, 1980: Whitey Herzog’s roster rebuild begins with Darrell Porter

BUD SMITH

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

LEE SMITH

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

LONNIE SMITH

November 20, 1981: Cardinals trade for Lonnie Smith

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

OZZIE SMITH

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

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

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

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

What I’m Reading: “Wizard” by Ozzie Smith and Rob Rains

JOHN SMOLTZ

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

TODD STOTTLEMYRE

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

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

BILLY SOUTHWORTH

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

BRUCE SUTTER

December 9, 1980: Cubs trade Bruce Sutter to the Cardinals

SO TAGUCHI

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

FERNANDO TATIS

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

OSCAR TAVERAS

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

November 17, 2014: Cardinals trade for Jason Heyward following Oscar Taveras’s passing

RYAN THERIOT

November 30, 2010: Ryan Theriot is traded to St. Louis and angers his former teammates in Chicago

LANE THOMAS

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

MILT THOMPSON

December 16, 1988: Cardinals get Milt Thompson in trade with Phillies

GEORGE TOPORCER

George “Specs” Toporcer

JOE TORRE

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

JOHN TUDOR

December 12, 1984: Cardinals trade George Hendrick to the Pirates for John Tudor

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

FERNANDO VALENZUELA

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

FERNANDO VINA

December 20, 1999: Cardinals finally get their man in trade for Fernando Vina

ADAM WAINWRIGHT

December 13, 2003: Cardinals deal J.D. Drew and Eli Marrero to get Jason Marquis, Ray King, and Adam Wainwright

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

LARRY WALKER

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

LON WARNEKE

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

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

RAY WASHBURN

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

BILL WHITE

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

What I’m Reading: “Uppity” by Bill White

MARK WHITEN

September 7, 1993: Mark Whiten homers four times

WOODY WILLIAMS

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

TODD WORRELL

November 24, 1986: Todd Worrell is named NL Rookie of the Year

CHRIS VON DER AHE

Chris Von der Ahe

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