December 24 in Cardinals History

In a letter to Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, traded Cardinal outfielder Curt Flood states his refusal to report to the Phillies, citing he is not a piece of property to be sold. The MLB Players’ Association announces support for Flood’s suit against baseball and will pay legal fees. This is in 1969.

The Cardinals signed Luis Ortiz as a free agent in 2003.


  • George Zackert (1884)
  • John D’Aquisto (1951)
  • John Costello (1960)
  • Jamey Wright (1974)


  • Charlie Duffee 1894
  • John Dovie 1915
  • Skipper Roberts 1963
  • Bob Habenicht 1980