December 14 in Cardinals History

December 14 in Cardinals History

Today in Cardinals History

1994- In the face of the labor uncertainty, the Phillies irk other owners by signing free-agent Gregg Jefferies to a lucrative contract. The Cardinals had refused to give the first baseman/outfielder a no-trade clause in their negotiations to keep him with the Redbirds.

 
2000- The Cardinals third baseman Fernando Tatis and right-hander Britt Reames are traded to the Expos for right-hander Dustin Hermanson and left-hander closer Steve Kline.

 
2007- The Cardinals agree in principle to a deal which sends 37 year-old Jim Edmonds and approximately $1 million to the Padres in exchange for minor league prospect David Freese. San Diego’s need for an outfielder was accelerated when talks earlier in the day broke off with Mike Cameron, a free-agent who played centerfield for the team last season.

 
2007- David Eckstein (.309, 3, 31) and the Blue Jays finalized a $4.5 million, one-year deal which brings the short-statured shortstop north of the border. The 32-year old All-Star infielder’s leadership and attitude played an important role on his previous two teams, the Angels and Cardinals, in winning the World Series in 2002 and 2006 respectively.

 

Trading History and Transactions

1927– The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Frank Gibson from the Boston Braves

1933– The St. Louis Browns purchased George Puccinelli from the St. Louis Cardinals

1949– The St. Louis Cardinals traded Lou Klein and Ron Northey to the Cincinnati Reds for Harry Walker

1964-The Cincinnati Reds traded Bob Purkey to the St. Louis Cardinals for Roger Craig and Charlie James

1966– The St. Louis Cardinals traded Don Dennis and Walt Williams to the Chicago White Sox for Leland White (minors) and John Romano

1971– The Cincinnati Reds traded Danny Godby to the St. Louis Cardinals for Carroll Sembera

1993– The Milwaukee Brewers traded Tony Diggs (minors) to the St. Louis Cardinals for Ozzie Canseco

1995– The St. Louis Cardinals traded Doug Creek, Rich DeLucia and Allen Watson to the San Francisco Giants for a player to be named later and Royce Clayton. The San Francisco Giants sent Chris Wimmer (minors) (January 16, 1996) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade

1998– The St. Louis Cardinals traded Armando Almanza, Braden Looper and Pablo Ozuna to the Florida Marlins for Edgar Renteria

2000– The St. Louis Cardinals traded Britt Reames and Fernando Tatis to the Montreal Expos for Dustin Hermanson and Steve Kline

2007–  The St. Louis Cardinals traded Jim Edmonds to the San Diego Padres for David Freese

Birthdays

Jack Calhoun (1879)

Les Bell (1901)

Bob Weiland (1905)

Paul LaPalme (1923)

Sam Jones (1925)

Pete Whisenant (1929)

Ken Hill (1965)

Eric Ludwick (1969)

Marcus Jensen (1972)