August 2 in Cardinals History

CARDINALS HISTORY

  • The Reds purchased Phil Weintraub and Jack Rothrock from the Cardinals in 1936.¬†
  • Yellow balls are used in 1938 as an experiment in the first game of a doubleheader but back to the white ball in the nightcap with the¬†Dodgers.
  • Cardinal ace right-hander Bob Gibson, slugging first baseman Johnny Mize, who played with the Cardinals, Giants, and Yankees, and Negro League pioneer Rube Foster are inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1981. Gibson was elected in the first year of his eligibility by the BBWAA, with Mize and Foster getting the nod from the Veterans Committee.
  • The Royals purchased Eric Rasmussen in 1983 from the Cardinals.
  • The Cardinals traded Ray Lankford and cash in 2001 to the Padres for Woody Williams.

Birthdays

  • War Sanders 1877
  • Red Ames 1882
  • Tink Reviere 1889
  • Danny Scheaffer 1961
  • Frank Cimorelli 1968
  • Paul DeJong 1993

Debuts

  • Charlie James 1960
  • Scarborough Green 1997

Deaths

  • Walter Morris 1961
  • Pete Standridge 1963