April 4, 2006

On this day in Missouri history, the third version of Busch Stadium opens in St. Louis.


Stan Musial bridge in St. Louis

July 26, 2013

The two sides of the new Stan Musial Memorial Bridge across the Mississippi were joined in the middle on this day in St. Louis.


May 26, 1926

After a fan's nose was broken by a Jim Bottomley home run, the fan sued. In court, "Sunny Jim" was forced to admit that he "intentionally hit the ball to create a situation known as a home run." He had to pay $3,500.


Dizzy Dean

April 12, 1952

It was "Dizzy Dean Week" in St. Louis in celebration of the movie The Pride of St. Louis. Dizzy was in town for the week and said he didn't care if it wasn't exactly accurate. "Jeez," he said, "they're gonna give me 50,000 smackers just fer livin'."


April 11, 1964

This is the birthday of Kansas City's dominating right-handed starting pitcher, Bret Saberhagen. At 21 he was the World Series MVP when the Royals beat the Cardinals.


Kansas City Royals Municipal Stadium 1969

April 8, 1969

The Kansas City Royals played their first game on this day. They beat the Minnesota Twins at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City.


Busch Stadium St. Louis Missouri

March 27, 1875

To test the market for professional baseball, a team of professional players played an amateur all-star team in St. Louis, winning 15 to 0.


St. Louis Cardinals Numbered Jerseys

March 6, 1923

The cardinals came up with a new idea. Players would begin wearing numbers on their uniforms.


February 14, 1920

In Kansas City Rube Foster organized the Negro National League. Both St. Louis and Kansas City were among the original franchises.


Satchel Paige

February 9, 1951

Satchel Paige was signed to pitch for the St. Louis Browns at age 46. Between innings Paige lounged in a rocking chair near the dugout.