August 6 in Cardinals History

HISTORY OF CARDINALS

  • In 1907 the Cardinals made a flurry of purchases as they purchased Joe Delahanty from Williamsport (Tri-State), Jack Bliss from Oakland (PCL), Chappy Charles from Williamsport (Tri-State) and Slim Sallee from Williamsport (Tri-State).
  • The Cardinals purchased Possum Whitted from Jacksonville (South Atlantic) for $3,000 in 1912. 
  • The Cardinals in 1913 traded Larry McLean to the New York Giants for Doc Crandall.
  • In 1933 the New York Giants purchased Billy Myers from the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • Cardinals purchased Si Johnson in 1936 from the Cincinnati Reds.
  • The Colorado Rockies on 2004 traded Larry Walker to the St. Louis Cardinals for Luis Martinez, Chris Narveson and Jason Burch (minors). 
  • Batting eighth in Tony La Russa’s batting order, Cardinals’ starting pitcher Braden Looper, in 2007, collects two hits in the fifth inning when St. Louis ties a big league record with 10 straight hits. 

Birthdays

  • Herman Bronkie 1884
  • Ray Blades 1895
  • Herb Moford 1928
  • Bob Horner 1957

Debuts

  • Gordon Jones 1954
  • Julio Gotay 1960
  • Danny Cox 1983

Deaths

Ducky Holmes 1932

Bill Phyle 1953

Bob Miller 1993

Jim Mallory 2001