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