December 21 in Cardinals History

1944– Marty Marion is named NL MVP and also Player of the Year by the Sporting News. He was the first Cardinals player to receive this honor.

Trading History and Transactions

1959– After Pirates manager Danny Murtaugh rejects the A’s offer to deal Roger Maris for shortstop Dick Groat, Pittsburgh obtains Gino Cimoli along with Tom Cheney from the Cardinals for right-hander Ron Kline.

1964– The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Danny Breeden from the Chicago Cubs

1995– The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Rick Honeycutt from the New York Yankees.

2001– Alan Benes of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

2004– So Taguchi of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

2005– Bo Hart of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.

2005–  The St. Louis Cardinals signed Sidney Ponson as a free agent.

2005– The St. Louis Cardinals signed John Riedling as a free agent.

2015– The St. Louis Cardinals signed Jeremy Hefner as a free agent.

Birthdays

  • Hal Heid (1897)
  • Bill Werle (1920)
  • Joaquin Andujar (1952)
  • Tom Henke (1957)
  • Andy Van Slyke (1960)
  • Dustin Hermanson 1962
  • Ed Easley (1985)
  • Cody Stanley (1988)