February 5 in Cardinals History

  • In 1938, the Cardinals purchased Guy Bush from the Boston Bees.
  • 2002- Luis Arroyo is inducted into the Latin American Baseball Hall of Fame Museum. The Puerto Rican reliever, who made the National League All Star squad as a rookie with the Cardinals in 1955, had an eight-year career mark of 40-32, saving 36 games with a 3.93 ERA and is best remembered for his 1961 season with the Yankees (15-5, 29 saves).

Birthdays

  • Max Flack 1890
    Flack is remembered, along with Cliff Heathcote, for being half of a unique player swap. On May 30, 1922, the Cardinals were playing a Memorial Day doubleheader at Cubs Park. Between games, Flack was traded for Heathcote. Both men appeared in both games that day.
  • Chuck Diering 1923
  • Mike Heath¬† 1955
  • Ray Gianelli 1966

Deaths 

  • Dad Clarkson 1911
  • Frank Decker 1940
  • Joe Presko 2019