January 17 in Cardinals History

TRADES and TRANSACTIONS

The Cardinals drafted Bucky Dent in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1970 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed

The Cardinals released Rafael Santana in 1984.

The Cardinals signed Jim Chamblee as a free agent in 2002.

2012- Calling them the “greatest comeback team in the history of baseball,” President Barack Obama welcomes the World Champion Cardinals to the White House. 

Birthdays

Ray Cunningham (1905)

Jay Porter (1933)

Darrell Porter (1952)

Mark Littell (1953)

Jeff Tabaka (1984)

Deaths

  • Pat McCauley (1917)
  • Roy Radebaugh (1945)
  • Bud Tinning (1961)
  • John Grimes (1964)
  • Harry Brecheen (2004)
  • Bob Repass (2006)