1983 -Ozzie Smith becomes the game’s first $1 million shortstop when the infielder inks a three-year pact with the World Champion Cardinals. The ‘Wizard of Ahs’, best known for his outstanding defense, won his third consecutive Gold Glove in the offseason.
2010 -Avoiding arbitration for the second consecutive season, Ryan Ludwick (.265, 22, 97) and the Cardinals agree to a $5.45 million, one-year deal. The 31-year-old outfielder, who had nine assists while committing only one error, was named to the National League All-Star squad last season.
2013– Stan Musial passes away.
In 2018, Cardinals traded Randal Grichuk to the Toronto Blue Jays for Conner Greene (minors) and Dominic Leone.
Chris Sabo 1960
Mark Grater 1964
Orlando Palmeiro 1969