August 26 in Cardinals History

Today in Cardinals History

1949– Pepper Martin got mad and choked an umpire while managing in a Florida League. He was fined $100 and suspended for the remainder of the season. 

1981– Cardinals’ manager Whitey Herzog fines Garry Templeton $5,000 and suspends him indefinitely without pay for his rude behavior that includes an obscene gesture directed toward Redbird fans after they boo him in the first inning for not hustling to first base. The St. Louis shortstop, who will be traded to the Padres in the offseason for Ozzie Smith, agrees to seek psychiatric help and will be reinstated to the lineup on September 15.

Not Cardinals Related:   1939-Ebbets Field is the site of the first telecast of a MLB game. The Reds vs the Dodgers in a doubleheader. 

Pete Rose was banned for life from baseball on this date in 1989.

Stan Musial hits his fourth career walk-off home run. It was off Ken Trinkle of the Giants on this date in 1948.

Birthdays

Bill Hopper 1891

Sparky Adams 1894

Gene Moore 1909

Mike Maynick 1917

Alex Kellner 1924

Frank Barnes 1926

Tom Poholsky 1929

Jeff Parrett 1961

Ricky Bottalico 1969

 

Debuts

Joe Bratcher 1924

Tom Sunkel 1937