October 7 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History

 

Trades and Transactions

The Cardinals trade Curt Flood along with Byron Browne, Joe Hoerner and Tim McCarver to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Dick Allen, Jerry Johnson, and Cookie Rojas. When Flood refuses to report to Philadelphia, St. Louis will send Willie Montanez and a minor leaguer to complete the trade, but the outfielder’s courageous challenge to the reserve clause will have a dramatic impact on the game. This was in 1969.

The Cardinals released Doug DeCinces in 1987.

Steve Torrealba of the Cardinals granted free agency in 2003

 

Birthdays

Bill Walker 1903

Russ Derry 1916

Joe Presko 1926

Jose Cardenal 1943

Rich DeLucia 1964

Justin Brunette 1975