August 9 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History

The Cardinals traded Ed Blake in 1949 to the Cincinnati Reds for Mike Schultz.

The Cardinals released Moe Drabowsky in 1972.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Geronimo Pena as an amateur free agent in 1984. 

The Texas Rangers traded Mark Little, Darren Oliver, and Fernando Tatis in 1998 to the Cardinals for Royce Clayton and Todd Stottlemyre.

The Cardinals sent Tyler Greene in 2012 to the Houston Astros as part of a conditional deal.

Birthdays 

Tom Sunkel 1912

Chuck Essegian 1931

Julian Javier 1936

Claude Osteen 1939

Tommie Agee 1992

Bill Campbell 1948

Ted Simmons 1949

Steve Swisher 1951

Jim Adduci 1959

Stan Clarke 1960

Troy Percival 1969

Matt Morris 1974

Brian Fuentes 1975

Jason Heyward 1989

Debuts

Anthony Reyes 2005

Alex Reyes 2016 (was #2 prospect in baseball, worked one inning and struck out Adam Duvall on 101 mph fastball and then got two groundouts)

 

Deaths

Duff Cooley 1937

Art Nichols 1945

Harry Elliott 2013

Glen Hobbie 2013