October 8 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History

 

Baseball Events

2006 In the inaugural season in their new ballpark, the Cardinals beat the Padres 6-2 at Busch Stadium to take the NLDS playoff three games to one. The Redbirds advance to the championship series for the third consecutive season when Chris Carpenter gets the win, earning his second victory in the best-of-five series.

 
2009 A ninth inning error by left fielder Matt Holliday with the bases empty and two-out leads to the Dodgers’ stunning 3-2 walk-off victory, and gives LA a commanding 2-0 game advantage in the NLDS. After the crucial miscue on the sinking line drive, Cardinals’ closer Ryan Franklin gives up RBI singles to Ronnie Belliard and pinch-hitter Mark Loretta to complete the improbable two-run comeback rally.

Trades and Transactions

1936–┬áThe St. Louis Cardinals traded Ripper Collins and Roy Parmelee to the Chicago Cubs for Lon Warneke.

1956–┬áThe St. Louis Cardinals released Walker Cooper.

1956– The St. Louis Cardinals released Jim Konstanty.

 

Birthdays

Johnny Lush 1885

Doc Crandall 1887

Tim Murchison 1896

Bob Mabe 1928

Jeff Lahti 1956

Mike Morgn 1959

Adron Chambers 1986