This Date in Cardinals History
1917– The St. Louis Cardinals traded Bob Steele to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Doug Baird
1924- The St. Louis Cardinals traded Bill Doak to the Brooklyn Robins for Leo Dickerman
1926– In what will turn out to be one of John McGraw’s worst trades, the Giants trade outfielder Billy Southworth, batting .328 at the time, to the Cardinals for Heinie Mueller, who will hit only .265 over two seasons for New York. The Redbirds’ new fly chaser, a future Hall of Famer, will play an important role in the team’s world championship this season.
1953- The St. Louis Cardinals traded Hal Rice and cash to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Pete Castiglione
1956– Frank ‘Trader’ Lane lives up to his nickname when the Cardinals GM completes a seven-player deal with the Giants. The Redbirds swap future Hall of Famer second baseman Red Schoendienst‚ catcher Bill Sarni and southpaw Dick Littlefield to the Giants for shortstop Alvin Dark‚ outfielder Whitey Lockman, backstop Ray Katt, and left-hander Don Liddle.
1958- The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Sal Maglie from the New York Yankees
1968- The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Ramon Hernandez from the Chicago Cubs
1969- The St. Louis Cardinals traded Dennis Ribant to the Cincinnati Reds for Aurelio Monteagudo
1972– Matty Alou of St. Louis homered off LA’s Don Sutton in the third inning. It came with no one on and one out, but was rained out at Busch Stadium.
1983- The Baltimore Orioles traded Floyd Rayford to the St. Louis Cardinals for a player to be named later. The St. Louis Cardinals sent Tito Landrum (August 31, 1983) to the Baltimore Orioles to complete the trade.
1989– The St. Louis Cardinals signed Bryan Eversgerd as an amateur free agent.
2006- The St. Louis Cardinals signed Jason Conti as a free agent.
2010– The St. Louis Cardinals signed Jeff Suppan as a free agent.
Harrie Crane “Jack” Reis (June 14, 1891 – July 20, 1939) pitched in 3 games in 1911 for the Cardinals for 9.1 innings and allowed 1 earned run.
Mike Laga (1960) was a Cardinals player from 1986-1988. He is known for hitting a ball completely out of Busch Stadium. It was foul but still went out. He played in 188 major league games and had 84 hits, 55 RBIs, 39 runs scored, and 16 home runs.
Roland Howell 1012
Chip Marshall 1941
Dick Ricketts 1959