August 5 in Cardinals History

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 NYMets in 1963 for Ken MacKenzie

The Cardinals purchased Richie Scheinblum from the Kansas City Royals in 1974. 

Mark McGwire slugs his 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