December 3 in Cardinals History

 

Trading History and Transactions

1937– The Philadelphia Phillies purchased Heinie Mueller from the St. Louis Cardinals.

1937– The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Al Smith from the New York Giants

1940– The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Stu Martin from the St. Louis Cardinals

1952– The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Harry Elliott and Grant Dunlap from Shreveport (Texas)

1954– The St. Louis Cardinals traded Sal Yvars to the Detroit Tigers for Frank Carswell

1958– The St. Louis Cardinals traded Ruben Amaro to the Philadelphia Phillies for Chuck Essegian

1968– The St. Louis Cardinals traded Philip Knuckles (minors), Danny Breeden, Ron Davis and Ed Spiezio to the San Diego Padres for Dave Giusti

1968– The St. Louis Cardinals traded Dick Schofield to the Boston Red Sox for Gary Waslewski

1973– The St. Louis Cardinals traded Denny O’Toole to the Cleveland Indians for Jim Rittwage

1973– The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Doug Capilla from the San Francisco Giants in the 1973 rule 5 draft.

1973– The St. Louis Cardinals traded John Wockenfuss to the Detroit Tigers for Lawrence Elliott

1984– The Philadelphia Phillies sent Mike LaValliere to the St. Louis Cardinals as part of a conditional deal.

 

1968 -It is a busy day for the Cardinals on the trading block with the team making deals with the Red Sox and Padres. The Redbirds send infielder Dick Schofield to Boston in exchange for right-hander Gary Waslewski and also trade third baseman Ed Spiezio, outfielder Ron Davis, catcher Dan Breeden, and pitching prospect Phil Knuckles to San Diego for right-hander Dave Giusti.

2007– Billy Southworth, who managed the Cardinals (1929, 1940-45) and the Braves (1946-51) is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee. ‘Billy the Kid’ compiled a managerial record of 1,044-704 (.597), including four World Series appearances and two World Championships during his 13 years in the dugout.

2008– The St. Louis Cardinals signed Trever Miller as a free agent.

2012– The St. Louis Cardinals signed Alex Reyes as an amateur free agent.

 

 

Birthdays

Jerry Johnson (1943)

Steve Huntz (1945)

Wayne Garrett (1947)