August 4 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History

In Brooklyn, the last-place Cardinals, in 1905, blank the Brooklyn Superbas (Dodgers), 3-0. The entire Washington Park contest is played with just one ball.

The Tigers purchased Jack Warner from the St. Louis Cardinals for $1,500 in 1905.

In 1910, the St. Louis Cardinals purchased Ivey Wingo from Greenville (Carolina Association)

Frankie Frisch, in 1937, hits a pinch hit single to drive in two runs and it turns out to be his final career hit.

Bob Gibson notches career win 200 with a 7-2 win over the Giants in 1971. 

The Detroit Tigers, in 1983, purchased John Martin from the St. Louis Cardinals.

In 2004, continuing a tradition over a half a century old, the Cardinals announce their new ballpark, scheduled to open in 2006, will also be known as Busch Stadium. In 1953, a month after Anheuser-Busch purchased the Cardinals, the brewery bought Sportsman’s Park, renaming it Busch Stadium, and then kept the name in its new downtown stadium, which opened in 1966, calling the facility Busch Memorial Stadium.
2004 Mike Matheny’s major league errorless streak behind the plate ends when his errant throw allows the runners to advance to second and third base on an infield single. The Cardinals’ catcher hadn’t committed an error since August 2, 2002, a span of 252 games.

Unofficially in 2007, this is the start of manager Tony LaRussa batting the pitcher 8th in the lineup. He did this basically until the end of the season.

 

Birthdays

Paddy O’Connor 1879

Sid Benton 1894

Bill Hallahan 1902

Tuck Stainback 1911

Dennis Huggins 1939

Rich Nye 1944

 

Debuts

Howard Murphy 1909

John Raleigh 1909

George Kepshaw 1923

Mark Seeney 1995

Manny Aybar 1997

Deaths

Chappy Charles 1959

Bob Fisher 1963