January 12 in Cardinals History

1999 – Setting an all-time record, the 70th home run ball hit by Cardinal slugger Mark McGwire is purchased at an auction by an anonymous buyer for $3 million. The price tag surpasses the previous record amount of $126,500 which was spent last year to obtain a home run ball hit by Babe Ruth.


  • Jack Knight 1895
  • George Kernek 1940
  • Tim Hulett 1960

Trading History

1968– The California Angels traded William Rothan (minors) to the St. Louis Cardinals for Dick Sharon