August 17 in Cardinals History

  • The Cardinals and Brooklyn play 18 innings in 1902 and the game is called because of darkness with the score 7-7. Clarence “Cupid’ Currie pitched 16 innings in relief for St. Louis.
  • In Cincinnati, the Cardinals beat the Reds, 8-6, in nine innings at Crosley Field in 1937.The final out of the two-and-a-half-hour contest is recorded at 12:02 a.m., making it the first time a major league game has been completed after midnight.  BOXSCORE
  • August Busch fires GM Bing Devine in 1964 and appoints Bob Howsam to replace him.
  • In 2005, St. Louis announces the franchise has broken its single-season attendance record of 3.43 million set in 1989. 

Birthdays

  • Bill Keisler 1871
  • Bill Pertica 1898
  • Larry Ciaffone 1924
  • Diego Segui 1937
  • Mike Maroth 1977
  • Tyler Greene 1983

 

Debuts

  • Dan Griner 1912
  • George Scott 1920

Deaths

  • Randy O’Connor 1950
  • Doc Crandall 1951
  • Forrest More 1968
  • Fred Frankhouse 1989

Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

  • In 1948, Stan hit #101 off of Johnny Schmitz of the Cubs.
  • #202 came in 1951 facng the Reds and Herm Wehmeier on a solo shot in the top of the 9th in a tie game. 

Bob Gibson’s Complete Games

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