August 4 in Cardinals History

  • In Brooklyn, the last-place Cardinals, in 1905, blank the Brooklyn Superbas (Dodgers), 3-0. The entire Washington Park contest is played with just one ball.
  • The Tigers purchased Jack Warner from the St. Louis Cardinals for $1,500 in 1905.
  • In 1910, the St. Louis Cardinals purchased Ivey Wingo from Greenville (Carolina Association)
  • Frankie Frisch, in 1937, hits a pinch hit single to drive in two runs and it turns out to be his final career hit.
  • Bob Gibson notches career win 200 with a 7-2 win over the Giants in 1971. 
  • The Detroit Tigers, in 1983, purchased John Martin from the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • In 2004, continuing a tradition over a half a century old, the Cardinals announce their new ballpark, scheduled to open in 2006, will also be known as Busch Stadium. In 1953, a month after Anheuser-Busch purchased the Cardinals, the brewery bought Sportsman’s Park, renaming it Busch Stadium, and then kept the name in its new downtown stadium, which opened in 1966, calling the facility Busch Memorial Stadium.
    2004 Mike Matheny’s major league errorless streak behind the plate ends when his errant throw allows the runners to advance to second and third base on an infield single. The Cardinals’ catcher hadn’t committed an error since August 2, 2002, a span of 252 games.
  • Unofficially in 2007, this is the start of manager Tony LaRussa batting the pitcher 8th in the lineup. He did this basically until the end of the season.


  • Paddy O’Connor 1879
  • Sid Benton 1894
  • Bill Hallahan 1902
  • Tuck Stainback 1911
  • Dennis Huggins 1939
  • Rich Nye 1944



  • Howard Murphy 1909
  • John Raleigh 1909
  • George Kepshaw 1923
  • Mark Seeney 1995
  • Manny Aybar 1997


  • Chappy Charles 1959
  • Bob Fisher 1963

Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

  • 1947- Stan hits career home run #63 against the Cubs in the 8th inning with a solo homer.
  • #97 came in 1948 facing the NY Giants with a 2-run homer in the top of the 3rd inning.
  • Vern Law surrendered #407 in 1959. 

Bob Gibson’s Complete Games

  • In 1971, he pitched complete game #200 with a 7-2 win over the Giants 9IP/7H1ER/3BB/9K.


Walk-Off Winners (WOW)

The Cardinals have two on this date and they happened in 1986 and 2004. 


The Cardinals were involved in a TRIPLE PLAY in 1915.