Cardinals History for August 26th

Today in Cardinals History

  • Pepper Martin got mad and choked an umpire in 1949, while managing in a Florida League. He was fined $100 and suspended for the remainder of the season. 
  • Stan Musial hits his fourth career walk-off home run. It was off Ken Trinkle of the Giants on this date in 1948.
  • Cardinals’ manager Whitey Herzog fines Garry Templeton $5,000 and suspends him indefinitely without pay for his rude behavior in 1981 that includes an obscene gesture directed toward Redbird fans after they boo him in the first inning for not hustling to first base. The St. Louis shortstop, who will be traded to the Padres in the offseason for Ozzie Smith, agrees to seek psychiatric help and will be reinstated to the lineup on September 15.

Not Cardinals Related:   1939-Ebbets Field is the site of the first telecast of a MLB game. The Reds vs the Dodgers in a doubleheader. 

Pete Rose was banned for life from baseball on this date in 1989.


Birthdays in Cardinals History

  • Bill Hopper 1891
  • Sparky Adams 1894
  • Gene Moore 1909
  • Mike Maynick 1917
  • Alex Kellner 1924
  • Frank Barnes 1926
  • Tom Poholsky 1929
  • Jeff Parrett 1961
  • Ricky Bottalico 1969



  • Joe Bratcher 1924
  • Tom Sunkel 1937


  • Stoney McGlynn 1941
  • Bill Trotter 1984


Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

  • In 1948, he hit career home run #103 facing Ken Trickle of the New York Giants
  • Ray Moore gave up home run # 221 in 1952.
  • In 1956, he hit a solo homer facing Dutch Leonard for career #347.
  • It was in 1960. that he smacked #425 off Bob Friend of the Pirates with a 2-run homer in the bottom of the 7th.