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– The St. Louis Cardinals signed Luis Ortiz as a free agent.
George Zackert (1884)
John D’Aquisto (1951)
John Costello (1960)
Jamey Wright (1974)