January 3 in Cardinals History

Trades and Transactions

  • The Cardinals purchased Larry McLean from the Cincinnati Reds in 1913.
  • In 1933, the Cardinals purchased Lance Richbourg from the Cincinnati Reds.
  • The Detroit Tigers purchased Jerry DaVanon in 1975 from the Cardinals.
  • General Manager Frank Lane begins a process in 1956 to remove the birds on the bat logo from the uniform. This incenses the fans and it lasts for only one season.

Birthdays

  • Ray Brashear (1894)
  • Buck Hopkins (1883)
  • Roland Howell (1892)
  • Frenchy Bordagaray 1910
  • Ed Sauer (1919)
  • Virgil Stallcup (1922)
  • Randy Hunt (1960)
  • Howard Hilton (1964)
  • Mike Crudale (1977)

Deaths

  • Taylor Duncan (2004)
  • Leon Wagner (2004)

 

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