August 25 in Cardinals History

This Date in Cardinals History

 

1936–┬áThe Braves establish a new major league record, hitting seven doubles in one inning. The two-bagger barrage occurs in the first frame of a 20-3 rout of the Cardinals at Sportsman’s Park.

1983 The Louisville Redbirds become the first minor league team to draw more than a million fans. A total of 1,052,438 people will watch the St. Louis AAA farm team play their American Association rivals at Cardinal Stadium, formerly known as Fairgrounds Stadium.

1991 At Busch Stadium, Lee Smith becomes the fifth major leaguer to record his 300th save when he pitches a scoreless ninth inning to preserve the Cardinals’ 5-2 victory over L.A. The Louisiana native will retire with the most saves in major league history with 478, compiled during 18 seasons with eight different teams.

2005 With the 6-3 Cardinals win over the Pirates at PNC Park, skipper Tony La Russa with his 2,195th career triumph moves past Sparky Anderson for third place for most victories by a big league manager. Connie Mack (3,731) and John McGraw (2,763) are first and second on the all-time managerial list for the number of major league wins

Birthdays

  • Pea Ridge Day 1899
  • Al Jurisich 1921
  • Darrell Johnson 1928
  • Mike Rose 1976

Debuts

  • Frank Snyder 1912
  • Bob Burda 1962

Deaths

  • Red Donahue 1913
  • Harry Maupin 1952
  • Jimmy Hudgens 1955
  • Ray Rolling 1966
  • Hal Epps 2004

Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

  • 1946-he hit #48 in the 4th inning with a solo homer off Brooklyn.
  • In 1847, #69 came in the 1st inning with a solo home run off Warren Spahn.
  • Monty Kennedy surrendered # 133 in 1948.