August 23 in Cardinals History

1952–┬áBob Elliot of the Giants is tossed from the Cardinal game for protesting a strike two call and his replacement, Bobby Hoffman, is also thrown out for arguing the third strike of the same at-bat.

1977- The Cardinals selected Randy Wiles off waivers from the Chicago White Sox.

2003- The Cardinals released Esteban Yan.

2004– The Cardinals released Armando Rios.

2006– The Cardinals signed Jose Vizcaino as a free agent..

2009– After 20 seasons with the Atlanta Braves, John Smoltz wins his one and only game as a member of the Cardinals.

Birthdays

  • Cowboy Jones 1873
  • Roy Leslie 1894
  • Guy Bush 1901
  • Nels Potter 1911
  • John Romano 1934
  • Marty Martinez 1941
  • Dave Dowling 1942
  • Jerry White 1952

 

Debuts

  • Tige Stone 1923
  • Rick Ankiel 1999

Deaths

  • Hoyt Wilhelm 2002

Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

In 1949, he hit TWO homers in a doubleheaer with the first in the 4th inning as a solo and career # 131 and then #132 in game rwo facing Preacher Roe.

 

Bob Gibson’s Complete Games

  • In 1963, he pitched CG #39 in a 4-1 win over Houston with 9IP/5H/1ER/1BB/12K.
  • In 1966, he threw CG #96 and shutout #22 of his career with 9IP/3H/0ER2BB/5K in a 3-0 win against Houston.
  • He got CG #206 in 1971 with 9IP/7H2ER/2BB/7K in 3-2 win.