August 29 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History

1948 Jackie Robinson hits for the backward cycle when he homers in the first inning, triples in the fourth, doubles in the sixth, and completes the rare event with a single in the eighth. In addition to his ten total bases, the Dodger second baseman drives in two runs, scores three times and steals a base, helping Brooklyn beat the Cardinals at Sportsman’s Park, 12-7.

The Cardinals selected Tony Jacobs off waivers from the Chicago Cubs in 1953.

The Cardinals purchased, in 1973, Eddie Fisher from the Chicago White Sox.

On this date in 1977, at Jack Murphy Stadium, 39-year-old Cardinals outfielder Lou Brock swipes his 893rd bag, breaking Ty Cobb’s 49-year-old major league career record for stolen bases. The Georgia Peach had established the mark in 1928 as a member of the Philadelphia A’s at the age of 41.

The Milwaukee Brewers traded Jamey Wright and cash, in 2002, to the Cardinals for Mike Matthews and Chris Morris (minors). 

In the eighth inning of the Cardinals’ 4-0 victory over the Bucs in 2004, Albert Pujols drives in a run with a solo shot at PNC Park, his 40th home run this season, to become only the fourth player to start a major league career with four consecutive seasons with at least 100 RBIs. The 24-year-old St. Louis first baseman joins Hall of Famers Al Simmons, Joe DiMaggio, and Ted Williams in accomplishing the feat.

 

Birthdays

Pep Young 1907

Doug DeCinces 1950

Marc Rzepczynski 1985

Alex Reyes 1994

Debuts

Wilbur Murdoch 1908

Dmitri Young 1996

Sean Lowe 1997

Deaths

Bobby Schang 1966

Charlie Niebergall 1982

Jackie Collum 2009