October 8 in Cardinals History


Baseball Events

2006 In the inaugural season in their new ballpark, the Cardinals beat the Padres 6-2 at Busch Stadium to take the NLDS playoff three games to one. The Redbirds advance to the championship series for the third consecutive season when Chris Carpenter gets the win, earning his second victory in the best-of-five series.

A ninth inning error by left fielder Matt Holliday with the bases empty and two-out leads to the Dodgers’ stunning 3-2 walk-off victory, and gives LA a commanding 2-0 game advantage in the NLDS in 2009.

Trades and Transactions

The Cardinals traded Ripper Collins and Roy Parmelee to the Chicago Cubs in 1936 for Lon Warneke.

In 1956, the Cardinals released Walker Cooper.

Cardinals released Jim Konstanty in 1956.



  • Johnny Lush 1885
  • Doc Crandall 1887
  • Tim Murchison 1896
  • Bob Mabe 1928
  • Jeff Lahti 1956
  • Mike Morgan 1959
  • Adron Chambers 1986


  • Red Ames 1936
  • Joe Adams 1952
  • Paul Russell 1957
  • Max Surkont 1987