August 1 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History

  • The Cardinals purchased Jim McGinley from Haverhill (New England) in 1904 
  • The Cardinals, 1904, purchased Charlie Swindells from Butte (Pacific National).
  • In 1904, the Cardinals purchased Buster Brown from Omaha (Western). 
  • The Cardinals purchased Wish Egan, in 1904,  from Louisville (American Association). 
  • The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Billy Campbell from Louisville (American Association) in 1904
  • In 1904, theCardinals purchased John Butler from Kansas City (American Association).
  • The St. Louis Cardinals, in 1919,  purchased Fritz Mollwitz from the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • The Boston Bees purchased Joe Stripp from the St. Louis Cardinals in 1938. 
  • In 1956, the Baltimore Orioles purchased Grady Hatton from the St. Louis Cardinals
  • The Chicago Cubs purchased Don Young from the St. Louis Cardinals in 1967. 
  • Nate Colbert, in 1972,  becomes the second player to hit five home runs in a doubleheader, a feat he witnessed as an eight-year-old Cardinal fan at Sportsman’s Park when Stan Musial first accomplished it in 1954. The Padres slugger also breaks ‘Stan the Man’s’ NL mark for RBIs in a twin bill when he drives in 13 runs, and his 22 total bases set a major league record.
  • The Cardinals purchased Lloyd Allen from the Chicago White Sox in 1975
  • The Cardinals steal four bases on one pitch as Vince Coleman steals third and home while Willie McGee steals second and third in 1985.
  •  Joe Torre is hired as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1990. 


  • Howard Freigau 1902
  • Gregg Jeffries 1987
  • Kevin Jarvis 1969
  • Kevin Joseph 1976
  • Aledmys Diaz 1990


  • Harry Elliott 1953
  • Curtis King 1997
  • Kevin Joseph 2002

NOTE: Kevin Joseph made his debut for his 26th birthday!



Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

  • In 1942, he hit the 19th home run of his career off of Bob Carpenter of the New York Giants with a 2-run homer.
  • Johnny Antonelli gave up career home run #375 in 1957 on a 2-run homer.
  • He hit his second 2-run homer in the above game 1957 in the 6th inning for career #376. 


Walk-Off Winner (WOW)

In 1987, the Cardinals and Pirates were tied 6-6 in the bottom of the 9th. Ozzie Smith, Tom Herr and Willie McGee all reached base to load them up with no one out. Rod Booker grounded into a force out at home and Jose Oquendo was next. He grounded the ball to first base and the throw was not handled by the catcher (E-3) and the Cardinals win 7-6 with a Walk-Off Winner. WOW   BOXSCORE