August 24 in Cardinals History

St. Louis Cardinals History on this Date

1906– The St. Louis Cardinals purchased John Kelly from Baltimore

1941– During a double-header against the Cardinals, a rag tag group of five ‘musicians’, dubbed the Dodger SymPhony by announcer Red Barber, makes their Ebbets Field’s debut. This band, in which none of the members can read music, performs their zany antics at all evening and weekend games.

1998– With his 50th and 51st dingers, Cubs’ slugger Sammy Sosa joins Mark McGwire (53) of the Cardinals in hitting 50 home runs, making it only the second time two National League hitters have reached the plateau in the same season.

Birthdays

JImmy Cooney 1894

Jimmy Hudgens 1902

Hal Woodeschick 1932

Neil Fiala 1956

Debuts

Jim Galloway 1912