January 19 in Cardinals History

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.

 

Birthdays

Chris Sabo 1960

Mark Grater 1964

Orlando Palmeiro 1969