August 15 in Cardinals History

  • The Houston Astros traded Claude Osteen to the St. Louis Cardinals for Dan Larson and Ron Selak in 1974.
  • In 1983, the Cardinals signed Jimmy Sexton as a free agent. 

Birthdays

  • Bill Sherdel 1896
  • Barney Schultz 1926
  • Mike James 1967

Debuts

  • Coonie Blank 1909
  • Sal Campisi 1969
  • Tom Hilgendorf 1969
  • Rheal Cormier 1991
  • Steven Hill 2010

Deaths

  • Art Whitney 1943
  • Jack Pfeffer 1972

Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

  • 1943- He hit career home runs #20 and #21 against Brooklyn   
  • In 1945, he hit an inside-the-park home run for career #65.
  • Im 1939, he hit another inside-the-park homer for career # 130.
  • In 1950 he hit a first inning solo home run for career #165.
  • in 1954, he hit #288 in Cincinnati with a 2-run homer.

Bob Gibson’s Complete Games

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