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Babe RuthOct 6, 1926

Stan MusialSep 17, 1941

Sammy BaughNov 23, 1947

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Cards - Historical Events
Date Event
1873-05-23

Postal cards sold in SF for 1st time

1892-04-17

1st Sunday NL baseball game, Reds beat Cards 5-1

1904-10-03

Giants Christy Mathewson strikes out then record 16 Cards

1906-06-09

Boston Beaneaters (NL) end 19-game losing streak beat Cards 6-3

1906-07-20

Bkln Dodger Mal Eason no-hits St Louis Cards, 2-0

1907-09-30

Cards Ed Konetchy steals home twice & Joe Delahanty also steals home for record 3 steals of home (vs Boston)

1912-12-24

Irving Fisher patents archiving system with index cards

1915-08-18

Braves Field opens in Boston to see Braves beat Cards 3-1

1918-06-13

Phillies & Cards tie 8-8 in 19 innings

1919-05-11

Cincinnati Reds Hod Eller no-hits St Louis Cards, 6-0

1920-09-17

Cards set a record of 12 consecutive hits in 4th (10) & 5th (2) innings

1921-09-29

Pirates drop doubleheader to Cards to allow idle Giants to clinch NL

1922-05-30

Cubs swap Max Flack for Cards Cliff Heathcote during middle of doubleheader. Both play for both teams that day

1922-07-22

Cards enter 1st place, marks 1st time both St Louis teams are on top

1923-03-06

Cards announce their players will wear numbers on their uniforms

1923-05-11

10 HRs hit in Phillies 20-14 victory over St Louis Cards

1926-09-16

St Louis Cards beat Phillies 23-3

1926-10-06

Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in a World Series game, Yanks beat Cards 10-5

1926-10-10

St Louis Cards beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 23rd World Series

1926-12-20

Cards trade Rogers Hornsby to Giants for Frankie Frisch & Jimmy Ring

1928-09-15

Cards set NL record of 18 men left on base beating Phillies 8-6

1928-09-18

Cards beat Phillies for 20th of 22 games in 1928

1928-10-09

NY Yankees sweep Cards in 25th World Series, Ruth hits 3 HR in game

1929-11-28

Ernie Nevers scores all 40 pts for Chic Cards vs Bears (NFL record)

1930-08-08

St Louis Cards are 12 games back in NL, & go on to win pennant

1930-10-08

Phila A's beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 2 in 27th World Series

1931-09-16

St Louis Cards repeat as NL champions with a 6-3 win over Phillies

1931-10-01

World Series is a rematch as A's seek 3rd straight title vs Cards

1931-10-10

St Louis Cards beat Phila A's, 4 games to 3 in 28th World Series

1931-10-20

Frankie Frisch of the Cards named MVP

1932-12-17

Cards trade Jim Bottomley to Reds for Estel Crabtree & Ownie Carroll

1933-05-26

Phillies Chuck Klein hits for cycle vs St Louis Cards

1933-07-02

Carl Hubbell shuts-out Cards 1-0 in 18 innings without a walk

1934-02-06

Reds purchase 43-year-old Dazzy Vance from the Cards for $7,500

1934-07-31

St Louis Cards defeat Cin Reds 8-6 in 18 innings, pitchers Dizzy Dean & Tony Freitos go the distant

1934-10-09

St Louis Cards beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3 in 31st World Series

1937-05-12

St Louis Cards beat Philadelphia Phillies, 15-3

1937-11-09

St Louis Cards Triple Crown winner Joe Medwick is named NL MVP

1940-10-17

German occupiers issue identity cards

1941-09-17

Cards' Stan Musial makes his major league debut, going 2-for-4

1941-12-11

Giants acquire Johnny Mize from Cards for 3 players & $50,000

1942-09-27

St Louis Cards win NL pennant on last day of season

1942-10-05

St Louis Cards beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 1, in 39th World Series

1943-05-31

Cards Mort Cooper pitches 1st of back-to-back one-hitters

1943-10-11

NY Yankees beat Cards 4 games to 1, in 40th World Series, to become 1st team to win 10 World Series

1944-10-09

St Louis Cards beat St Louis Browns, 4 games to 2 in 41st World Series

1944-12-21

Cards' Marty Marion wins NL MVP

1946-04-20

1st baseball broadcast in Chicago, Cards vs Cubs

1946-09-29

1st time NL pennant ends in a tie (Cards & Dodgers)

1946-10-01

1st NL playoffs, Dodgers vs Cards (St Louis wins 2 games to 0)

1946-10-03

Cards beat Dodgers 8-4 at Ebbets Field to win NL playoffs 2-0

1946-10-15

Smallest World Series share since 1918 (Cards $3,748, Red Sox $2,140)

1946-10-15

St Louis Cards beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 43rd World Series

1946-10-20

Frank Seno returns kickoff 105 yd, Chicago Cards vs NY Giants

1947-10-25

Sam Breadon sells Cards to Robert Hannegan & Fred Saigh for $4M

1947-11-23

Washington Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Chi Cards (45-21)

1947-12-28

Chic Cards beat Philadelphia Eagles 28-21 in NFL championship game

1948-07-24

4 Duluth Minn Dukes (St Louis Cards Class C farm team) die in crash

1948-08-20

15th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Cards 28, All-Stars 0 (101,220)

1948-12-19

Philadelphia Eagles shutout Chicago Cards 7-0 in NFL championship game

1949-12-11

Chic Bear Johnny Lujack passes for 6 touchdowns vs Chic Cards (52-29)

1950-04-18

1st opening night-game, Cards beat Pirates, 4-2

1950-05-13

Diner's Club issues its 1st credit cards

1950-10-02

Chic Cards Jim Hardy passes for 6 touchdowns vs Balt Colts (55-13)

1950-11-12

Gene Roberts sets NFL NY Giant rushing record (218 yds) vs Chic Cards

1951-09-13

St Louis Cards beat NY Giants 6-4 (rescheduled from 9/12) then at night lose to Boston Braves 2-0

1953-02-20

August A Busch buys the Cards for $3.75 million

1954-07-01

Cards' Joe Cunningham hits 2 HRs for record 3 HRs in his 1st 2 days

1954-07-18

Cards losing 8-1 to Phillies begin stalling in 5th, they forfeit game

1957-09-23

Milwaukee Braves clinch NL pennant by beating Cards 4-2

1959-02-27

Chicago Cards trade running back Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players

1959-02-28

NFL trade, Chicago Cards trade Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players

1959-09-26

SF Giants Sam Jones 2nd no-hitter, beats St Louis Cards, 4-0

1960-05-15

Chic Cub Don Cardwell no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0

1961-08-02

St Louis Cards (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 36-7 in Toronto

1961-11-05

St Louis Cards Bill Stacy, returns 2 interceptions for TDs vs Dallas

1963-09-01

St Louis Cards pitcher Curt Simmons steals home plate

1963-09-24

Idle Dodgers clinch their 2nd LA pennant as Cubs beat Cards

1964-08-23

St Louis Cards are 11 games back in NL, & win World Series

1964-09-21

Reds Chico Ruiz steals home, beats Phillies 1-0. Phillies start a 10 game losing streak that gives Cards the pennant

1964-11-24

Cards' 3rd baseman Ken Boyer is voted NL MVP

1965-09-10

Phillies 10,000th game to a decision since 1900, Phils beat Cards

1965-09-29

St L Cards Charlie Johnson passes for 6 touchdowns vs Cleve (49-13)

1966-05-12

St Louis' Busch Stadium opens, Braves lose to Cards 4-3 in 12 inns

1967-01-23

Stan Musial is named GM of Cards

1967-09-24

Cards Jim Bakken kicks 7 field goals vs Steelers

1967-10-12

St Louis Cards beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 64th World Series as Lou Brock steals a record 7 bases in 1 World Series

1967-11-07

St Louis Cards Orlando Cepeda is 1st unanimous NL MVP

1968-09-18

Ray Washburn (Cards) no-hits SF Giants 2-0

1968-09-26

St Louis Cards' Bob Gibson's 13th shutout ends with 1.12 ERA

1968-10-02

1st time, 2 soon-to-be-named MVPs oppose each other Cards Bob Gibson beat Tigers Denny McLain 4-0

1968-10-10

Detroit Tigers beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 65th World Series

1969-09-15

Cards Steve Carlton sets record by striking out 19 NY Mets in a game

1970-05-10

Brave's Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in his 1,000th game, loses to Cards 6-5

1971-08-14

Cards Bob Gibson, 35, no-hits Pirates, 11-0

1972-02-25

Lopsided trade, Cards trade Steve Carlton to Phillies for Rick Wise

1972-10-23

Access credit cards introduced in Great Britain

1973-09-24

St Louis Cards Jim Bakken sets NFL record kicking 7 field goals

1974-09-11

Cards beat Mets, 4-3, in 25 (7h4m), record 202 plate appearances, Félix Millán & John Milner come to bat 12 times each

1976-06-18

St Louis Cards Lou Brock & Hector Cruz hit inside-the-park HRs

1976-08-16

St Louis Cards beat San Diego Chargers 20-10 in Tokyo (NFL expo)

1977-03-01

Bank of America adopts the name VISA for their credit cards

1978-06-16

Cin Red Tom Seaver no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0

1980-04-26

Phillies' Steve Carlton pitches his 6th 1-hitter (beats Cards)

1980-10-26

St Louis Cards sack Balt Colt QBs an NFL record tying 12 times

1982-04-05

Cards' Jim Kaat, pitches in record 24th consecutive season

1982-04-24

Cards win 12th game in a row; 7-4 over Phillies

1982-09-27

Cards clinching NL East title

1982-10-20

St Louis Cards beat Milwaukee Brewers, 4 games to 3 in 79th World Series

1983-06-11

Cards outfielder Lonnie Smith checks into a drug rehab

1983-06-15

Cards trade Keith Hernandez to Mets for Neil Allen & Rick Ownbey

1983-08-03

John Sain of South Bend, Ind, builds 3.91 m house of cards

1983-08-06

Minnesota Vikings beat St Louis Cards 28-10 in London, England (NFL expo)

1983-09-23

Phillies Steve Carlton is 16th to wins 300 game (beating Cards)

1983-09-25

Bob Forsch pitches 2nd career no-hitter, Cards beat Expos 3-0

1984-04-21

Montreal Expo David Palmer no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0 in a perfect 5 inn game

1985-02-01

Cards trade D Green, Jose Uribe, Dave LaPoint to Giants for Jack Clark

1985-10-13

During NLCS, Cards rookie Vince Coleman is injured stretching before game as his left leg is caught in Busch Stadium's automated tarpaulin

1985-10-27

KC Royals beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 82nd World Series

1985-10-29

Cards' Joaquin Andujar suspended for 10 games for bumping an ump

1985-11-27

Cards Vince Coleman wins NL Rookie of Year

1986-08-10

Pitcher Bob Forsch grand slams to lead Cards to a 5-4 win over Pirates

1986-11-24

Cards reliever Todd Worrell wins NL Rookie of Year

1987-08-13

Cards outfield sets record of no putouts in a 4-2 in 13 inning

1987-10-14

St Louis Cards beat SF Giants, 4 games to 3 in NLCS

1987-10-25

Minnesota Twins win their 1st World Series championship beating St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 84th World Series

1988-04-04

Largest crowd (55,438) at a season game at Riverfront (Reds Vs Cards)

1988-05-14

1st non-pitcher (Jose Oquendo) in 20 years to get a decision in a baseball game, he & St Louis Cards lose to Braves 7-5 in 19 inn

1989-06-24

Cards Vince Coleman steals record 39th & 40th consecutive bases

1989-07-28

Cards' Vince Coleman is caught stealing ends record streak at 50

1989-09-22

Cards outfielder Leon Durham suspended for 60 days due to drugs

1989-10-30

August A Busch III becomes CEO of St Louis Cards

1989-12-21

VP Quayle sends out 30,000 Xmas cards with word beacon spelled beakon

1990-04-21

National League umpire is arrested for stealing baseball cards

1992-01-20

Score begins selling international soccer cards

1993-09-07

Cards Mark Whiten, hits 4 HRs & 12 RBIs in 2nd game of doubleheader

1994-07-18

Houston Astros tie NL comeback record, trailing 10-0, beat Cards 15-12

1995-08-10

Dodgers leading 2-1 in 9th forfeit game to Cards, fans become unruly

1995-08-18

Cards reliever Tom Henke earns his 300th career save

1995-09-15

Cards shortstop Ozzie Smith sets record of 1,554 double plays

1997-04-19

SD Padres & St Louis Cards play at Aloha Stadium Hawaii

1997-04-20

1st baseball game in Hawaii, Cards beat Padres in doubleheader

1997-05-16

St Louis Cards Gary Gaetti records his 2,000th hits

2013-02-01

"House of Cards", starring Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his wife, is released on Netflix

2014-01-20

Credit cards of at least 20 million South Koreans are hacked

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Cards - Birthdays
Date Event
1839-10-03

Alphonse Winckler, The Messers. Lumière at Cards

1890-12-03

Luray Huntley, Cards

1894-01-16

Guy Chamberlin, early NFL end/coach (Canton, Frankford, Cards)

1896-04-27

Rogers Hornsby, 2nd baseman (St Louis Cards)

1913-11-20

Harriette Ann Gray, House of Cards

1918-10-16

Wood Romoff, In the Cards

1923-02-02

Al "Red" Schoendienst, baseball manager/2nd baseman (St Louis Cards)

1923-04-29

Maxine Audley, London, actress (Peeping Tom, Ricochet, House of Cards)

1926-03-06

Alan Greenspan, House of Cards

1928-04-16

Dick "Night Train" Lane, NFL defensive back (Rams, Cards, Lions)

1931-06-09

Bill Virdon, 2nd baseman (St Louis Cards)/mgr (NY Yankees)

1934-01-28

Bill White, US, 1st baseman (Cards)/announcer (Yanks)/pres (NL)

1934-02-17

Walter Kightly, Never Play Cards with Strangers

1937-06-16

August Busch III, CEO (Anheuser-Busch, St Louis Cards)

1939-06-18

Lou Brock, one-time baseball stolen base leader (St Louis Cards)

1947-08-08

Jose Cruz, leftfielder (St Louis Cards, Houston Astros)

1948-11-18

Rick Marshall, House of Cards

1949-03-29

John Henderson, House of Cards

1950-05-11

Dane Iorg, baseball player (Philles, Cards)

1953-01-08

Bruce Sutter, pitcher (Cubs, Cards, Braves)

1955-11-10

Jack Clark, Penns, all star outfielder (Giants, Cards, Yanks, Padres)

1957-07-10

Colette Squires, The Miracle of the Cards

1961-10-14

Isaac Mizrahi, It's in the Cards

1964-9-21

James Marquand, Dead Man's Cards

1968-01-21

Tom Urbani, Santa Cruz CA, pitcher (St Louis Cards, Detroit Tigers)

1968-10-30

Isabella Martinez Wall, House of Cards

1978-06-12

Shiloh Strong, actor (Maybe This Time, House of Cards)

1980-05-17

Ian Chinsee, House of Cards

1991-06-22

Laina Morris, Cards Against Humanity

1991-9-13

Gabrielle Alexis Bruno, Fallen Cards

Cards - Deaths
Date Event
1919-01-02

Luray Huntley, Cards

1925-04-21

Alphonse Winckler, The Messers. Lumière at Cards

1967-01-06

Johnny Keane, baseball player/mgr (Cards, NY Yanks), dies at 55

1974-07-17

Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, pitcher (St Louis Cards), dies at 63

1987-04-20

Harriette Ann Gray, House of Cards

1989-09-29

A A Busch Jr, brewer/baseball owner (St Louis Cards), dies at 90

1997-01-20

Curt Flood, centerfielder (Cards), dies of throat cancer at 59

1998-01-20

Wood Romoff, In the Cards

2008-06-09

Rick Marshall, House of Cards

2018-02-10

Reg E Cathey iconic star of The Wire and House of Cards dies aged 59


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