January 3 in Cardinals History

1956– General Manager Frank Lane begins a process to remove the birds on the bat logo from the uniform. This incenses the fans and it lasts for only one season.


  • Ray Brashear (1894)
  • Buck Hopkins (1883)
  • Roland Howell (1892)
  • Ed Sauer (1919)
  • Virgil Stallcup (1922)
  • Randy Hunt (1960)
  • Howard Hilton (1964)
  • Mike Crudale (1977)

Transaction History on this Date

1975–┬áThe Detroit Tigers purchased Jerry DaVanon from the St. Louis Cardinals

1933– The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Lance Richbourg from the Cincinnati Reds.

1913- The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Larry McLean from the Cincinnati Reds.


Former Cardinals Deaths

Taylor Duncan 2004

Leon Wagner 2004


Hall of Famers Luke Appling (1991) an Bid McPhee (1943) died in this date.