November 16, 1999: Cardinals trade for Darryl Kile

In November 1999, it was no secret that the Colorado Rockies were looking to shop Darryl Kile and his $8 million salary. In two seasons in Colorado, the former Astros ace had gone just 21-30 with a 5.84 ERA, including a career-high 17 losses in 1998. It was a far cry from the success KileContinue reading “November 16, 1999: Cardinals trade for Darryl Kile”

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

  On June 25, 1999, Arizona Diamondbacks fans came to Bank One Ballpark looking forward to a match-up between their flame-throwing left-hander, Randy Johnson, and the Cardinals’ record-breaking slugger, Mark McGwire. They indeed got to see something special – they just weren’t expecting it to come from rookie right-hander Jose Jimenez. With the assistance ofContinue reading “June 25, 1999: Cardinals rookie Jose Jimenez out-duels Randy Johnson with no-hitter”