August 29 in Cardinals History


  • 1909 – The Pirates trade 3B Jap Barbeau, 2B Alan Storke, and cash to the Cardinals for 3B Bobby Byrne
  • The Cardinals selected Tony Jacobs off waivers from the Chicago Cubs in 1953.
  • The Cardinals purchased, in 1973, Eddie Fisher from the Chicago White Sox.
  • On this date in 1977, at Jack Murphy Stadium, 39-year-old Cardinals outfielder Lou Brock swipes his 893rd bag, breaking Ty Cobb’s 49-year-old major league career record for stolen bases. The Georgia Peach had established the mark in 1928 as a member of the Philadelphia A’s at the age of 41.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers traded Jamey Wright and cash, in 2002, to the Cardinals for Mike Matthews and Chris Morris (minors). 
  • In the eighth inning of the Cardinals’ 4-0 victory over the Bucs in 2004, Albert Pujols drives in a run with a solo shot at PNC Park, his 40th home run this season, to become only the fourth player to start a major league career with four consecutive seasons with at least 100 RBIs. The 24-year-old St. Louis first baseman joins Hall of Famers Al Simmons, Joe DiMaggio, and Ted Williams in accomplishing the feat.



  • Pep Young 1907
  • Doug DeCinces 1950
  • Marc Rzepczynski 1985
  • Alex Reyes 1994


  • Wilbur Murdoch 1908
  • Dmitri Young 1996
  • Sean Lowe 1997


  • Bobby Schang 1966
  • Charlie Niebergall 1982
  • Jackie Collum 2009

Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

  • Career #105 was hit in 1948 against Brooklyn off Paul Minner
  • In 1954, Stan cracked two home runs with #290 facing Don Liddle in the fifth inning and #291 tied the game in the bottom of the 10th inning facing NYG pitcher Marv Grisom.
  • In 1959 he hit #410 facing the Reds with a solo homer