August 24 in Cardinals History

In 1906, the Cardinals purchased John Kelly from Baltimore

¬†During a double-header against the Cardinals in 1941, 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.

 

Birthdays

  • JImmy Cooney 1894
  • Jimmy Hudgens 1902
  • Hal Woodeschick 1932
  • Neil Fiala 1956

Debuts

  • Jim Galloway 1912

Deaths

  • John Raleigh 1955
  • Aer Fromme 1956
  • Wheezer Dwll 1966
  • Hank Sauer 2001

Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

  • In 1947, he hit home run #68 off of Si Johnson of Brooklyn with a solo homer in the 7th inning.
  • He hit #102 in 1948 with a 2-run homer against Johnny Sain.¬†

Bob Gibson’s Complete Games

  • In 1963 Gibby threw complete game #63 with a 5-1 win over Pittsburgh with 9IP/6H/1ER/2BB/12K.
  • Complete Game #133 was a 4-1 win over the Pirates with 9IP/6H/2ER/2BB/15K