March 1 in Cardinals History

1903- Buffalo (Eastern) traded Dave Brain to the St. Louis Cardinals for Fred Hartman in 1903.

The Cardinals are evicted in 1949 from Sportsman’s Park by the Browns in order to get them to pay more rent. The Cardinals, in turn, accuse the Browns of breaking the lease. Here is the History of Sportsman’s Park.

The Cardinals signed Willie Montanez as an amateur free agent in 1965.

In 2012, Yadier Molina signs a five-year extension with the Cardinals worth $75 million, an agreement that will keep the Gold Glove catcher with the world champions through 2017. includes a mutual $15 million option that could add another year to the deal.

Birthdays

  • Al Shaw
  • Charlie Pickett 
  • Howie Jones
  • Rich Rodriguez 
  • Doug Creek
  • Blake Hawksworth

Deaths

  • Ivey Wingo
  • Rebel Oakes
  • Ed Heusser
  • Hal Janvrin
  • Creepy Crespi
  • Minnie Minoso

Not Cardinal Related

Paul Hines, baseball’s first triple crown winner (in 1878), was born in 1855.