August 18 in Cardinals History

Boston defeats the Cardinals in their debut at Braves Field, 3-1 in 1915. The concrete and steel facility, which took only five months to construct, becomes the first ballpark to seat more than 40,000 fans.

After hitting a ball on top of the pavilion at Sportsman’s Park in 1965, Braves outfielder Hank Aaron is denied a homer when Chris Pelekoudas calls him out. The home plate umpire’s decision is influenced by Cardinal catcher Tim McCarver, who is jumping up and down, insisting the eventual home champion had stepped out of the batter’s box.

Trades and Transactions

The Cardinals traded Dave Campbell and cash to the Houston Astros for Tommie Agee in 1973.

In 1980, the Cardinals signed Jose Uribe as a free agent.

The Cardinals in 2002 signed Rick White as a free agent.

The Cardinals signed David Lee as a free agent in 2005.

The Cardinals signed Preston Wilson in 2006 as a free agent.



  • Burleigh Grimes 1893
  • Hal Goldsmith 1898
  • Max Lanier 1915
  • Bob Humphreys 1935
  • Charlie Hudson 1949
  • Mike Lavalliere 1950
  • Scott Arnold 1962
  • Tony Cruz 1986


  • Jim Bottomley 1922
  • Dick Terwilliger 1932
  • Todd Zeile 1989
  • Omar Olivares 1990
  • Masyn Winn 2023


  • Walt Irwin 1976

Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

1954- #269 of his career came facing Warren Spahn with a solo homer.

1957-He broke a 6-6 tie in the top of the 10th inning facing Juan Pizarro for career #378. 

Bob Gibson’s Complete Games

In 1962, the Cardinals defeated the Mets 10-0 which was career #8 shutout of his career and complete game #28.