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.
JImmy Cooney 1894
Jimmy Hudgens 1902
Hal Woodeschick 1932
Neil Fiala 1956
Jim Galloway 1912