September 8 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History

 

1940– Johnny Mize hits homers #’s 38, 39 and 40 in the first game of a doubleheader, becoming the first player to hit three homers in one game four times in his career. Despite the ‘Big Cat’s’ heroics, the Cardinals drop a pair to the Pirates, 16-14 and 9-4.

1963- The St. Louis Cardinals signed Dave Dowling as an amateur free agent.

1992– The St. Louis Cardinals released John Ericks.

1998– The Texas Rangers selected Scarborough Green off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.

1998–  Cardinal first baseman Mark McGwire connects off of Cub hurler Steve Trachsel and sends a 341-foot line-drive over the left field fence for his historic 62nd home run, breaking the single-season home run record set in 1961 by Roger Maris. Big Mac’s historic homer comes in the fourth inning of a nationally televised game.

Birthdays

Ray Rollins 1886

Johnny Schulte 1896

George Gilham 1899

Ernie Orsatti 1902

 

Debuts

JD Drew 1988

Carmen Cali 2004

Chris Narveson 2006