December 4 in Cardinals History


Trading History and Transactions

1940- The Brooklyn Dodgers traded John Pintar (minors), Gus Mancuso and $65,000 to the St. Louis Cardinals for Mickey Owen

1941- The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Ray Mueller from the Pittsburgh Pirates

1958The Dodgers trade Gino Cimoli to the Cardinals in exchange for former Rookie of the Year Wally Moon and right-hander Phil Paine. The club’s new outfielder will quickly become known for his ‘Moon Shots’, 250+ foot high fly balls to left field at the LA’s Memorial Coliseum which clear the 40-foot-high screen for home runs.

1959- The St. Louis Cardinals traded Bill Smith and Bobby Smith to the Philadelphia Phillies for Carl Sawatski

1969- The St. Louis Cardinals traded Boots Day to the Chicago Cubs for Rich Nye

1978- The Detroit Tigers traded John Murphy (minors) and Bob Sykes to the St. Louis Cardinals for Aurelio Lopez and Jerry Morales

1995- As part of a 3-team trade: The Cincinnati Reds sent Mike Remlinger to the Kansas City Royals. The Cincinnati Reds sent Luis Ordaz to the St. Louis Cardinals. The Kansas City Royals sent Miguel Mejia to the St. Louis Cardinals. The St. Louis Cardinals sent Andre King (minors) to the Cincinnati Reds



Jesse Burkett 1868

Joe Corbett (1875)

John Farrell (1876)

Ray Sanders (1916)

Dick Ricketts (1933)

Dick Billings (1942)

David Green (1960)

Lee Smith (1975)

Jerome Williams (1982)


Other Notables

Former Player/Manager Roger Bresnahan died on this date at the age of 65. He was in the league for 17 seasons.