July 8 in Cardinals History

  • 1901- The fans are not happy as the fans turn on the umpire, Hank O’Day, because of some calls he makes. In the 8th inning, the Cardinals are leading 4-3, when the umpire calls two Brooklyn runners safe on the same play when both appear out. One of the runners ran 5-10 feet into the infield to avoid a tag on a weak grounder to first base. The second runner was clearly tagged out as he tries to advance to third base. The Cardinals argue vehemently. The fans toss bottles and jump from the bleachers to get their hands on the umpire. When order is restored, O’Day had a cut lip and both runners later score. The Cardinals lose 6-4 in the game and police had to escort the umpire to safety. It was the umpire’s birthday.
  • The Chicago Cubs purchased Lon Warneke from the Cardinals for $7,500 in 1942.
  •  The Boston Braves purchased Ken O’Dea in 1946 from the  Cardinals.
  •  Phillies purchased Blix Donnelly from the St. Louis Cardinals in 1946.
  • In 1950, It is the bottom of the ninth inning at Forbes Field, Jack Phillips, pinch-hitting for Murry Dickson, erases a three-run deficit with a walk-off grand slam off Harry Brecheen. The 28-year-old utility infielder, who will go deep only nine times in 892 major league at-bats, gives the Pirates a dramatic 7-6 victory over the Cardinals.
  • The Cardinals in 1961 release Darrell Johnson.


Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

  • With the help of Stan Musial’s three home runs, the Cardinals soundly defeat the Mets, in 1962,  at the Polo Grounds, 15-1. ‘The Man’, who at the age of 41 becomes the oldest major leaguer ever to accomplish the feat, misses an opportunity for another at-bat in the ninth inning when he is replaced by pinch-runner Bobby Gene Smith in the previous frame. These were career home runs #$54, #455, and #456.

Bob Gibson’s Complete Games

in 1962, he pitched career #22 complete game with a 5-6 win over the Mets with 9IP/3H/1ER/6BB/4K.

Career #150 complete game came in 1969 with a 6-3 win over the Braves 9IP/8H/3ER/7BB/6K.



  • Ducky Holmes 1883
  • Ivey Wingo 1890
  • Clyde Barfoot 1891
  • George Fallon 1914
  • Eddie Phillips 1930
  • George Culver 1943
  • Lerrin LaGrow 1948
  • Jaime Garcia 1986



  • Ed Hock 1920
  • Walt Schulte 1920
  • Eddie Dyer 1922
  • Heinie Schuble 1927
  • Allen Watson 1993


  • Bill Hallahan 1981
  • Skeeter Webb 1986
  • Dick Gray 2013


Walk-Off Winners (WOW)

1987- For the second day in a row and in the second game of consecutive doubleheaders we find the game In the bottom of the 10th inning against the Dodgers and Orel Hershiser the game is tied 7-7. Jose Oquendo leads off with a single and with one out Ozzie Smith singles to put runners at first and third. Vince Coleman is intentionally walked to load the bases and for the easiest base forceout. Terry Pendleton steps in and smacks a single to left for the game winner. WOW.