On October 30, 1929, Cardinals coach Gabby Street became the team’s new manager, as Bill McKechnie left to manage the Boston Braves. Street led the club to two National League pennants and a World Series championship in his first two seasons.
On August 21, 1908, Gabby Street of the Washington Senators took part in one of the most publicized stunts of the new century: he was going to attempt to catch a baseball dropped from the top of the Washington Monument, a distance of 555 feet. Street managed to pull off the feat on his third try. Scientists estimated that the ball fell with a force between 200 and 300 pounds.