Roger Maris

September 10, 1934

Baseball Hall of Famer Roger Maris was born on this day. He played for both the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals.  


August 7, 1915

Miller Huggins, the St. Louis Cardinals manager, was coaching third base with runners on when the Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers sent a rookie pitcher to the mound. Huggins said he wanted to examine the baseball and the rookie tossed it to him. The runner on third then scored.


Mark Littell Shares His Wildest Stories

Country Boy is Mark’s second book, following his 2016 memoir, On the Eighth Day, God Made Baseball. Mark, who used to enter games to John Denver’s “Thank God I’m a Country Boy,” describes his latest work as a coming-of-age nonfiction story about how his character formed while growing up in Missouri.


Joe Buck

April 25, 1969

Birthday of sportscaster and analyst, Joe Buck from St. Louis.


July 15, 1939

Cardinals catcher and broadaster, Mike Shannon (left), was born on this day in St. Louis.


May 26, 1926

After a fan's nose was broken by a Jim Bottomley home run, the fan sued. In court, "Sunny Jim" was forced to admit that he "intentionally hit the ball to create a situation known as a home run." He had to pay $3,500.


April 17, 1950

For the first time in baseball history an opening day game was played at night when the Cardinals beat the Pirates in St. Louis.


St. Louis Cardinals Numbered Jerseys

March 6, 1923

The cardinals came up with a new idea. Players would begin wearing numbers on their uniforms.


Joe Garagiola

February 12, 1926

Birthday of Hall of Fame Cardinals catcher and sportscaster, Joe Garagiola. Joe grew up on The Hill in St. Louis with good friend, Yogi Berra.