February 4 in Cardinals History

1959– The Philadelphia Phillies sent Bob Miller to the St. Louis Cardinals as part of a conditional deal.

1971– The Milwaukee Brewers purchased Joe Nossek from the St. Louis Cardinals

2004– Avoiding an arbitration hearing, the Cardinals and Albert Pujols (.359, 43, 124) agree to a $100 million, seven-year deal. The 24-year old slugging first baseman/outfielder was the runner-up to Barry Bonds of the Giants in the National League’s MVP voting.

Birthdays

Rankin Johnson (February 4, 1888 in Burnet, Texas – July 2, 1972 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania)

George Bostic “Possum” Whited (February 4, 1890 – October 16, 1962)
 He was the first rookie in history to start at every position (except pitcher and catcher) during the season.

Stan Papi (born February 4, 1951) 

Pat Perry  (born February 4, 1959 in Taylorville, IL) 

John Frascatore  (born February 4, 1970 in Ozone Park, New York), i