March 30 in Cardinals History

  • Former Cardinals Owner Stanley Robison was born on this date in 1859.

Transactions History

  • The Cubs traded Hank Sauer to the Cardinals for Pete Whisenant in 1956.
  • The Los Angeles Angels, in 1962, purchased Frank Leja from the Cardinals.
  • The New York Yankees sent Wade Blasingame in 1973 to the St. Louis Cardinals as part of a conditional deal.
  • The New York Mets traded Benny Ayala to the Cardinals for Doug Clarey in 1977.
  • In 1984, the Baltimore Orioles purchased Floyd Rayford from the Cardinals.
  • The Anaheim Angels traded Chip Hale to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1998 for Craig Shipley.
  • The Arizona Diamondbacks traded Clint Sodowsky to the Cardinals for John Frascatore in 1999.

Birthdays

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Ripper Collins spent eleven years in the major leagues and the first six were in a Cardinals uniform.┬áHe was a member of the infamous “Gashouse Gang” and led the team in 1934 with 35 home runs, 128 runs batted in and a .333 batting average. He was the National League home run leader that season. In that same year, Collins hit .367 in the World Series to help propel the Cardinals to the championship. Collins is the only first baseman to have twice recorded no putouts in a nine-inning game – once for the Cardinals in 1935, and again for the Cubs in 1937.

 

Deaths

Phil Redding 1929

Jack Roche 1983

Bill Smith 1997

Herman Franks 2009