August 8 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History

  • The Cardinals purchased Ody Abbott from Newcastle (Ohio-Pennsylvania) in 1910.
  • The Astros purchased Ron Willis in 1969 from the Cardinals.
  • The Cardinals in 1972 purchased Keith Lampard from the Houston Astros.
  • Mark McGwire hits his first National League home run in 1997 and his 364th of his career on his second at bat at Busch Stadium.
  • The Oakland Athletics purchased Angel Castro from the St. Louis Cardinals in 2014.

 

Birthdays

  • Ken Raffensberger 1917
  • Jose Cruz 1947
  • Greg Garcia 1989

 

Debuts 

Harry Parker 1970

Adolis Garcia 2018

 

Deaths

Billy Gilbert 1927

Wilbert Robinson 1934 ¬†HOF’er

Howie Pollett 1974

Harry Walker 1999

Gene Mauch 2005