On April 16, 1919, five pitchers from the St. Louis Cardinals were traveling in an automobile in St. Louis, when one of the hurlers, Lee Meadows, lost control of the vehicle and hit a street car. According to Cardinals Journal by John Snyder, the accident happened on a rainy day, and when the collision happened the car flipped over. Meadows was said to have been thrown through the windshield upon impact, however, he and Bill Doak, Oscar Hortsmann, and Bill Sherdel walked away with bumps and bruises. Red Ames was the fifth pitcher in the car, and would be out until May 29th. Luckily, this tale did not end tragically.