January 23 in Cardinals History

1967- Bob Howsam resigns and is replaced by Stan Musial.

 Four years removed from the playing field, Cardinal standout Stan Musial is named general manager of the team, replacing Bob Howsam, who resigned to take a similar post with Cincinnati. Although his tenure will last only ten months, ‘The Man’, who turned down the position shortly after he retired in 1963, will become the first GM to win a world championship in his first season on the job.

1968– Joe Medwick is Elected the to National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Birthdays

  • Speed Walker 1898 Walker played for St. Louis Cardinals in the 1923 season. He played just two games in his career, having two hits in seven at-bats, with one run scored, playing first base 
  • Cot Deal  1923  
  • Wally Shannon 1933   Shannon had 31 hits and a lifetime batting average of .263. 
  • Yairo Munoz (1995)

Deaths

  • Heinie Mueller 1975