March 19 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History for March 19th

  • Cy Young jumped from the St. Louis Cardinals to the Boston Americans in 1901.
  • Cardinals selected Luis Alicea off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.
  • In 2013, the Cardinals released Ronny Cedeno.
  • Cardinals sign free agent  Ruben Tejada’s to a one-year deal is worth $1.5 million in 2016.

Birthdays

Roy Evans– Played a part of one season and pitched in three games with a 9.38 ERA.

 

     Jason LaRue (born March 19, 1974, in Houston, Texas) He signed a free agent one-year contract with the Cardinals on November 19, 2007. On August 10, 2010, he suffered a concussion when he was kicked in the head during a brawl by Johnny Cueto. He was placed on the 60-day disabled list and never came back to the game due to post-concussion syndrome.

Deaths

   

John Kelly played in 53 games in 1907 where he had a .188 batting average.

 

 

 

Zinn Beck played from 1913-1916 with the Cardinals and had a .228 batting average.

 

Around the League on this Date

1951-  In an interview with the Detroit Free Press, Fred Hutchinson, the American League player representative, says the players should have input in the selection of the new commissioner replacing A. B. Happy Chandler, who was recently ousted by the owners. The Tigers right-hander suggests that the major leaguers, if not given input, would be inclined to hire and pay their own commissioner, with Chandler being their first choice.