December 24 in Cardinals History

December 24

Notable Events

1969- In a letter to Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, traded Cardinal outfielder Curt Flood states his refusal to report to the Phillies, citing he is not a piece of property to be sold. The MLB Players’ Association announces support for Flood’s suit against baseball and will pay legal fees.

2003–┬áThe St. Louis Cardinals signed Luis Ortiz as a free agent.

Birthdays

George Zackert (1884)

John D’Aquisto (1951)

John Costello (1960)

Jamey Wright (1974)