August 9 in Cardinals History

 

  • The Cardinals traded Ed Blake in 1949 to the Cincinnati Reds for Mike Schultz.
  • The Cardinals released Moe Drabowsky in 1972.
  • The 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

Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

  • In 1953, he hit career homer #244 facing Dave Koslo of the NY Giants with a 2-run homer in th bottom of the 7th.
  • Warren Spahn surrendered #316 in 1955.

Bob Gibson’s Complete Games

  • In 1963 Gibson pitched a complete game loss with 8IP/6H/5ER/4BB/6K for CG #35.
  • In 1968, he won 1-0 over the Braves with 9IP/4H/0ER0BB/5K for CG #126.