August 10 in Cardinals History

Grover Cleveland Alexander, in 1929, gets his last win of his career in relief to make it 373 career wins.

In an outfield collision, in 1941,  with Terry Moore, Enos Slaughter breaks his collarbone and is out for the remainder of the season.

Todd Worrell records his 24th save to set a rookie record in 1986.

The Detroit Tigers traded a player to be named later and Ken Hill in 1986 to the St. Louis Cardinals for Mike Heath.

The first forfeit in the majors in sixteen years occurs in 1995, when the fans for the third time during the night throw promotional souvenir baseballs onto the Dodger Stadium field. At the time of the decision to halt the game, Los Angeles is trailing the Cardinals, 2-1 with one out in the bottom of the ninth. Baseballs were distributed to fans as they entered Dodger Stadium. The game was delayed in the 7th inning when some fans started throwing their souvenir baseballs onto the field. In the bottom of the 9th with St. Louis leading 2-1, the first batter, Raul Mondesi, was called out on strikes. He started to complain to umpire Jim Quick and was ejected. Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda was ejected as well. The fans became upset and started throwing the balls onto the field again. The umpires brought the Cardinal team in from the field while the grounds crew cleared the field. When play resumed, the fans again bombarded the field and the umpires forfeited the game in favor of St. Louis.

Rafael Furcal becomes the 12th player to turn an unassisted triple play in big league history. in 2003.

The Cardinals selected Miguel Cairo off waivers in 2001 from the Chicago Cubs.

Cardinals signed Brandon Dickson as an amateur free agent in 2006.

In an ugly first-inning brawl at Great American Ball Park in 2010, backstop Jason LaRue suffers a mild concussion and bruised ribs with his battery-mate Chris Carpenter also receiving bruises on his back during the seven-minute scrum. Reds’ starting pitcher Johnny Cueto, who will be suspended for seven games for kicking the Redbirds’ catcher and pitcher, draws the wrath of his opponents for lashing out with his spikes during the altercation.

The Cardinals signed Lance Zawadzki as a free agent in 2012.

Birthdays

Elmer Jacobs 1892

Bill Trotter 1908

Johnny Lewis 1939

Chuck Carr 1967

Dan Johnson 1979

Debuts

John Brock 1917

Danny Godby 1974

Alex Reyes 2016

Deaths

Win Kellum 1951

Charlie Boardman 1968