August 5 in Cardinals History

  • In 1921, the first radio broadcast of a baseball game was on KDKA between the Phillies and the Pirates with Harold Arlin doing the radio work.
  • Jim Bottomley gets four hits in the first game of a doubleheader then follows that up going 6-for-6 in the second game in 1931. 
  •  In a 13-4 rout of the Dodgers in 1954, Stan Musial paces the Cardinals attack, hitting two homers and driving in seven runs. It is Preacher Roe’s first loss to St. Louis at Ebbets Field in four years.
  • The Cardinals traded Ed Bauta to the NY Mets in 1963 for Ken MacKenzie
  • The Cardinals purchased Richie Scheinblum from the Kansas City Royals in 1974. 
  • Mark McGwire slugs the 500th home run of his career in 1999 against Andy Ashby of the Padres
  • Albert Pujols, in 2005, becomes the first player to connect for 30 home runs in each of his first five big league seasons. 

Birthdays

  • Ray Pepper 1905
  • Eddie Yuhas 1924
  • Tony Jacobs 1925
  • Nelson Briles 1943
  • Bernie Carbo 1947
  • Rick Rosetti 1953
  • Mark Mulder 1977

Debuts

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 Deaths

  • Tony Brottem 1929
  • Jesse Haines 1978  HOF’er
  • Max Macon 1989
  • Darrell Porter 2002

Tracking Musial’s Home runs

  • 1951- he hits #198 of his career with a solo home run facing Al Carwin of the NY Giants. 
  • In 1952, he smacks #241 of his career in the bottom of the first against Bob Miller of the Phillies.
  • He connects on TWO homers in 1954 with #286 which came off of Preacher Roe in the 3rd inning with a 3-run homer and then another 3-run home run which was #287 came in the 4th inning facing Erv Palico. 

Bob Gibson’s Complete Games

  • In 1965, he pitched complete game #73 with a 3-1 win over Houston with 9IP/4H/1ER2BB/10K.
  • Complete game #153 came as he won 2-1 over the Padres with 9IP/1H/1ER/1BB/10K in 1969.

 

The Cardinals had walk-off wins on this date in 1974 and 2008.