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.
Burleigh Grimes 1893
Hal Goldsmith 1898
Max Lanier 1915
Bob Humphreys 1935
Charlie Hudson 1949
Mike Lavalliere 1950
Scott Arnold 1952
Tony Cruz 1986
Jim Bottomley 1922
Dick Terwilliger 1932
Todd Zeile 1989
Omar Olivares 1990
Walt Irwin 1976