January 5 in Cardinals History

 

  • The Cardinals purchased Mickey Heath from the Cincinnati Reds in 1932 and the Reds purchased Harvey Hendrick from the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • The Cardinals purchased Jim Lindsey in 1934 from St Paul (American Association),
  • In 1937, the Cardinals sign a 16-yr old Stan Musial to a contract,
  • The Giants pay the largest amount ever paid for a single player when the team obtains Walker Cooper from the Cardinals for $175,000 in 1946.
  • The Cardinals traded Alex Grammas and Don Landrum in 1962 to the Chicago Cubs for Daryl Robertson and Bobby Smith
  • In 1987, The Giants purchased Ivan de Jesus from the St. Louis Cardinals

 

Birthdays

  • Bob Caruthers (1894)
  • Art Delaney (1897)
  • Bud Bloomfield (1938)
  • John Littlefield (1954)
  • Milt Thompson (1959)
  • Danny Jackson (1962)
  • Jeff Fassero (1963)
  • Andy Cavazos (1981)

 

Deaths

  • Rabbit Maranville (1954) HOF’er
  • Frank Snyder (1962)
  • Rogers Hornsby (1963) HOF’er