January 21 in Cardinals History

  • 1919- The Cardinals traded Doug Baird, Gene Packard and Stuffy Stewart to the Philadelphia Phillies for Dixie Davis, Pickles Dillhoefer and Milt Stock.
  • Frankie Frisch is elected to the Hall of Fame in 1947.
  • Cardinal legend Dizzy Dean and outfielder Al Simmons, best known for his years with the A’s, are elected to the Hall of Fame in 1953, 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.
  • In 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.
  • In his first year of eligibility, which is 1969, 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.
    Yadier Molina (.275, 6, 40) agrees to a $15.5 million, four-year deal to remain with the Cardinals in 2008. The Redbirds catcher, best known for his defensive prowess, nailed 23 of 46 base runners trying to steal a base in 2007.

Birthdays

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

Deaths

  • Dick Terwilliger 1969
  • Johnny BlatnikĀ  2014
  • Cliff Chambers 2012