January 21 in Cardinals History

1947– Frankie Frisch is elected to the Hall of Fame

1953– Cardinal legend Dizzy Dean and outfielder Al Simmons, best known for his years with the A’s, are elected to the Hall of Fame, but Joe DiMaggio in his first year of eligibility is not. The Yankee Clipper will have to wait until 1955 when 88.8% of the BBWAA scribes put his name on their ballot.

1960- Stan Musial is unhappy with the season he had last year and asks for a $20,000 pay cut. The Cardinals grant him his wish.

1969 In his first year of eligibility, Cardinal legend Stan Musial is elected into the Hall of Fame receiving 93% of the writers’ votes. The BBWAA also selects Roy Campanella, the former Dodger catcher who won three National League MVPs before he was permanently disabled in a car accident just prior to the start of spring training in 1958.
2008 Yadier Molina (.275, 6, 40) agrees to a $15.5 million, four-year deal to remain with the Cardinals. The Redbirds catcher, best known for his defensive prowess, nailed 23 of 46 base runners trying to steal a base last season.

Trading History and Transactions

1919– The St. Louis Cardinals traded Doug Baird, Gene Packard and Stuffy Stewart to the Philadelphia Phillies for Dixie Davis, Pickles Dillhoefer and Milt Stock

Birthdays

  • Blix Donnelly 1914
  • Bob Reynolds 1947
  • Bill Stein 1947
  • Jose Uribe 1959
  • Tom Urban 1969
  • Alan Benes 1972