August 18 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History

 

Baseball Events

Boston defeats the Cardinals in their debut at Braves Field, 3-1 in 1915. The concrete and steel facility, which took only five months to construct, becomes the first ballpark to seat more than 40,000 fans.

After hitting a ball on top of the pavilion at Sportsman’s Park in 1965, Braves outfielder Hank Aaron is denied a homer when Chris Pelekoudas calls him out. The home plate umpire’s decision is influenced by Cardinal catcher Tim McCarver, who is jumping up and down, insisting the eventual home champion had stepped out of the batter’s box.

Trades and Transactions

The Cardinals traded Dave Campbell and cash to the Houston Astros for Tommie Agee in 1973.

In 1980, the Cardinals signed Jose Uribe as a free agent.

The Cardinals in 2002 signed Rick White as a free agent.

The Cardinals signed David Lee as a free agent in 2005.

The Cardinals signed Preston Wilson in 2006 as a free agent.

 

Birthdays

Burleigh Grimes 1893

Hal Goldsmith 1898

Max Lanier 1915

Bob Humphreys 1935

Charlie Hudson 1949

Mike Lavalliere 1950

Scott Arnold 1952

Tony Cruz 1986

 

Debuts

Jim Bottomley 1922

Dick Terwilliger 1932

Todd Zeile 1989

Omar Olivares 1990

 

Deaths

Walt Irwin 1976