November 8 in Cardinals History

This Date in Cardinals History

Major League Baseball mandates all baseball personnel coach bases must wear a helmet on the field. This came after former Cardinal Mike Coolbaugh was struck in the head coaching first base in a minor league game and died on the field (July 22, 2007).

Cardinals released Mike Laga in 1988.

The Cardinals, in 1984, granted free agency to Bruce Sutter.

 

Birthdays

Mike Knode 1895

Wally Westlake 1920

Joe Nossek 1940

John Denny 1952

Nick Punto 1977

 

Deaths

Cupid Childs 1912

Joe Connor 1957

Ray Shepardson 1975

Les Backman 1975