November 12 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History

  • Fred Hutchinson replaces Harry Walker as the Cardinal manager in 1955. With the departure of ‘the Hat’, the National League for the first time in its history will not have a player-manager in the circuit.
  • One year after playing Class-A ball, Albert Pujols (.329, 37, 130), in 2001, is named the National League Rookie of the Year by the BBWAA. The Cardinal freshman set NL rookie marks for RBIs (130), total bases (360) and extra-base hits (88) and falls one home run shy of tying the National League rookie record of 38 established by Frank Robinson in 1956 as a member of the Reds.
  • ¬†Frank “Trader” Lane resigns his post as Cardinals General Manager and is replaced by Bing Devine in 1957.
  • In 2019, Cardinals manager Mike Shildt won the Manager of the Year award. He is the first to win this award that never played professional baseball.

 

Transactions on this Date

  • Bob Forsch of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.
  • Clint Hurdle of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.
  • Doug Bair of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.
  • Cesar Cedeno of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.
  • Ivan de Jesus of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.
  • Matt Keough of the St. Louis Cardinals granted free agency.
  • St. Louis Cardinals released Ray Stephens
  • The St. Louis Cardinals signed Larry Luebbers as a free agent

Birthdays

  • Jack Ryan 1868
  • Gene Lillard 1913
  • Joe Hoerner 1936
  • Ron Bryant 1947
  • Mike Leake 1987
  • Marcell Ozuna 1990

Deaths

  • Joe Quinn 1940
  • Johnny Echols 1972