Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 7/11/10
As the St. Louis Cardinals continue to flounder and not taking advantage of the Cincinnati Reds sinking as of late I thought we would look into what happened on this date in Redbirds history.Its 1911 and the Cardinals are riding from Washington to Boston on the train called the Federal Express. At 3:35 AM by Bridgeport Connecticut the train plunges down a 18 foot embankment killing 14 passengers. The Cardinals survive the horrible train wreck with none of the players seriously hurt due to the fact that Manager Bresnahan complained about their car being behind the engine and it being noisy there. The car was moved and that most likely saved their lives. The players heroically assist to help save people and retrieve bodies for 15 hours and are rewarded by the Railroad with $25 each for their efforts.The Train Wreck in 1911.  Photo from Library of Congress.
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