November 8 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

  1. Mike Knode 1895
  2. Wally Westlake 1920
  3. Joe Nossek 1940
  4. John Denny 1952
  5. Nick Punto 1977

 

Deaths

  • Cupid Childs 1912
  • Joe Connor 1957
  • Ray Shepardson 1975
  • Les Backman 1975