February 8 in Cardinals History

  • Cardinals traded Pat Corrales and Jimy Williams to the Cincinnati Reds for Johnny Edwards in 1968.
  • The Cleveland Indians purchased Mike Stanton in 1982 from the Cardinals.
  • In 2002, the Cardinals purchased Eduardo Perez from Hanshin Tigers (Japan Central).
  • The Cardinals break ground to build Ballpark Village across from Busch Stadium in 2013.


  • Buddy Blattner 1920 was commonly known as “Buddy” or “Bud” Blattner, was American table tennis and baseball player and radio and television sportscaster.
  • Harvey Branch 1939 yielded five hits and three earned runs in his five innings of work, with five walks and two strikeouts. Those would also stand as his career MLB totals.
  • Keith McDonald 1973  On July 4, 2000 McDonald became the third player in St. Louis history to hit a home run in his first major league at-bat. On July 6, he homered in his second at-bat,


  • Gene Paulette 1966
  • Wally Shannon 1992
  • Del Ennis 1996