On August 10, 1947 — 1947 – With five hits, Stan Musial finally lifts his average over .300, and the Cardinals make a run at the Dodgers, sweeping the Pirates, 5 – 0 and 7 – 5. Murry Dickson allows four hits in the shutout. Musial will finish at .312, and the Cards, five games back of Brooklyn.
1987 – Kent Hrbek’s grand slam highlights a 15-hit barrage as the Minnesota Twins pound the St. Louis Cardinals, 11 – 5, at the Metrodome to force the World Series to a seventh game.
October 24, 1987
Dwight Gooden, facing his last batter of the season, registers his 200th strikeout of the season when Luis Rivera looks at a third strike for the final out in the eighth inning of the Mets’ 8-2 victory over Montreal at Olympic Stadium. The Mets’ phenom becomes the first pitcher in baseball history to reach the coveted plateau in each of his first three seasons.
October 2, 1986
The Cubs get P David Weathers and P Roberto Miniel from the Brewers for P Ruben Quevedo and OF Peter Zoccolillo.
July 30, 2001
Seven years after the team had threatened to strike because of the integration of baseball by Jackie Robinson, North Carolina A&T graduate Tom Alston becomes the first black player to appear in a Cardinals uniform. The highly-touted first baseman, acquired from the PCL’s San Diego club in exchange for veteran infielder Dick Sisler and $100,000, pops out to first base in his first major league at-bat.
April 13, 1954