January 4 in Cardinals History

1942– Rogers Hornsby is elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He played for the Cardinals from 1915-1926 and in 1933,

1943– Due to World War II, Commissioner Landis mandates clubs to conduct spring training close to home. With the exception of the Cardinals and the Browns, who may stay in-state and train in Missouri, big league teams are told all camps must operate north of the Potomac and Ohio rivers and be located east of the Mississippi River.


  • Eddie Zimmerman (1883)
  • Herman Franks (1914)
  • Ken Reynolds (1947)

Trading History on this Date

1900: The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Patsy Donovan from the Pittsburgh Pirates for $1,000.

1935: The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Don Hurst from the Chicago Cubs.