July 18, 1940

Did you know? Former Cardinals MVP Joe Torre is the only major leaguer to achieve both 2,000 hits as a player and 2,000 wins as a manager

June 15, 1964

One of the most lopsided trades in baseball history happened on this day. Who was the pitcher the Cardinals traded to the Cubs to get Lou Brock?

May 16, 1998

On this date in Missouri history, Mark McGwire hits the longest home run in Busch Stadium II history at 545 feet.

April 25, 1969

On this date in Missouri history, Broadcaster Joe Buck is born. Though he was born in Florida, Joe already had strong connections to sports broadcasting—specifically the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team—via his father, Hall of Fame broadcaster Jack Buck.

April 4, 2006

On this day in Missouri history, the third version of Busch Stadium opens in St. Louis.

February 20, 2004

Albert Pujols signs a $100 million, seven-year deal with the St. Louis Cardinals. One of the top players of the 21st century and of all time, Pujols proved his value for 11 seasons, winning three National League MVP awards. But he shocked fans after the 2011 World Series title when he left St. Louis for a 10-year, $254-million contract with the Los Angeles Angels.

Microphone in baseball press box overlooking an infield.

October 14, 1985

One of the most famous radio calls in baseball history happened when St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith hit a game-winning home run against the L.A. Dodgers in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium, prompting the great Jack Buck to announce, “Go crazy, folks, go crazy!”

Old baseball on dusty home plate

October 9, 1944

The St. Louis Cardinals win the Streetcar Series against the St. Louis Browns.

Stan Musial bridge in St. Louis

July 26, 2013

The two sides of the new Stan Musial Memorial Bridge across the Mississippi were joined in the middle on this day in St. Louis.