This Date in Cardinals History
BOBBY BONILLA STILL GETTING PAID
The St. Louis Cardinals signed Chauncey Fisher as a free agent in 1901.
The Cubs purchased Clarence “Cupid” Currie from the Cardinals in 1903.
The Cardinals trade Jack Taylor to the Cubs for Fred Beebe, Pete Noonan, and cash in 1906 trade.
The Cardinals, in 1917, dip into the other leagues and purchase Adam DeBus from Fargo.
In 1917, the Cardinals traded Bob Besher, Sam Bohne, Paddy Livingston and cash to Milwaukee (American Association) for Marv Goodwin.
The Cardinals pull up stakes are Robison Field in mid-season and play their debut at Sportsman’s Park in 1920. the Cardinals pay $20,000 per year on a ten-year lease.
The Boston Red Sox in 1946 trade Don Lang and Bill Howerton to the Cardinals for Jim Gleeson.
The Kansas City Royals get Ted Abernathy from the Cardinals for Chris Zachary in 1970.
In 1984 the Cardinals and Expos exchange players as Montreal gets Mike Ramsey and Chris Spier goes to STL.
1984– The Montreal Expos traded Chris Speier and cash to the St. Louis Cardinals for Mike Ramsey.
Jim Bibby is released in 1984.
Geronimo Pena is released by the Cardinals in 1996.
Chris Mears, in 2005, is signed as a free agent.
Frank Barrett 1913
Babe Young 1915
Craig Anderson 1938
Jim Otten 1951
Chris Perez 1985
Michael Wacha 1991
Harry McCurdy 1922
Marcus Hatley 2015
(former Cardinals that have died on this date)
Russ Hall 1937
Will Koenigsmark 1972 (he played in one MLB career game)
Ed Sauer 1988