St. Louis first baseman Mark McGwire tells ESPN, in 2005, he plans to retire, ending his 16-year big league career. The prolific home run hitter, who ranked fifth all-time with 583 career homers, decided not to sign the two-year, $30 million extension the Cardinals had offered.
Trades and Transactions
The Toronto Blue Jays traded Pat Hentgen and Paul Spoljaric to the St. Louis Cardinals for Alberto Castillo, Matt DeWitt and Lance Painter in 1999.
The Cardinals, in 2011, released Bryan Augenstein.
The Cardinals signed Scott Moore as a free agent in 2013.
Cardinals signed Miguel Socolovich and Dean Anna as a free agent in 2014.
Rabbit Maranville (Hall of Famer) 1891
Mitch Harris 1985
Fred Harman 1938