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On this Date in Cardinals History: July 23, 1929

On this day in 1929 the Cardinals un-demoted manager Bill McKetchnie who was "traded" to the teams minor league affiliate in Rochester for skipper Billy Southworth earlier in the season.

Southworth, who would return to manage the Cardinals during their 1940s glory days, ends up with a record of 43-45. McKechnie tallies a 34-29 mark and the Birds end up 20 games out and in fourth place at the end of the year.

McKechnie, manager of the Pirates from 1922-26, the Cardinals in 1928-29, The Braves from 1930-37 and the Reds from 1938-46 would compile 1,896 wins, four pennants and two World Series titles.

Meanwhile, Southworth returned to manage the Cardinals from 1940-45 and then moved on to the Braves from 1946-51. He won 1,770 games with four pennants -- three of them with St. Louis -- and he led the Birds to World Series wins in 1942 and 1944.

Both skippers eventually were enshrined in the Hall of Fame.