April 28 in Cardinals History

The Cardinals released Hod Ford in 1932.

The Cardinals traded Bobby Locke and cash in 1962 to the Philadelphia Phillies for Don Ferrarese.

In 2005, the Cardinals released Mike Bell.


BrandtJackie Jackie Brandt made his debut on April 21, 1956, with the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals traded him two months later. In his brief time in a St. Louis uniform he played in 27 games and hit .286

RogueJorge   Jorge Rogue made his debut for the Cardinals on September 4, 1970, and played through the 1972 year with them. In his career, he hit .137. He was traded away for Tim McCarver, 

Jorge Sosa was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for minor league pitcher Rich Scalamandre on July 31, 2006. Sosa compiled a 5.28 ERA in his short stint with the Cardinals and was not included on the postseason roster, missing the Cardinals’ victory in the 2006 World Series. He was not offered a 2007 contract.

FreeseDavid    David Freese is well known in St. Louis history for keeping the Cardinals in the 2006 World Series and then hitting a timely home run which led to them becoming champions. He is a native St. Louisian. Freese was projected to start the 2011 season, and he was named the starter on Opening Day, despite suffering minor ailments during spring training. He started off the year batting over .320, but he missed 51 games after being hit by a pitch that fractured his left hand.After returning to the starting lineup, he finished the season with a .297 batting average, 10 home runs, and 55 RBI. He recorded hits in eight of the final nine regular-season games. He credited his improvement in power hitting to hitting coach Mark McGwire, who helped him refine his stroke.
In Game 7 of the World Series, Freese hit a two-run double in the bottom of the first inning, bringing his 2011 postseason RBI total to 21, an MLB record.The Cardinals went on to win the game and the series, making him a World Series champion for the first time. For his efforts, Freese was named the World Series MVP. He became the sixth player to win the LCS and World Series MVP awards in the same year. He also won the Babe Ruth Award as the postseason MVP.


Eddie Delles 1929
Lew Riggs 1934
Dave Bartosch 1945
Greg Garcia 2014
Randal Grichuk 2014