A Look at December 29 in Cardinals History
1937– The Philadelphia Phillies selected Al Smith off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.
1960– The St. Louis Cardinals released Marv Grissom.
1969– The New York Times reports Curt Flood will challenge the reserve clause by suing major league baseball. The Cardinals’ outfielder’s case, which will ultimately be appealed unsuccessfully in the U.S. Supreme Court, will pave the way for the players to overturn baseball’s reserve clause in their attempt to gain free agency.
1981– The St. Louis Cardinals signed Joaquin Andujar as a free agent.
2007– The St. Louis Cardinals signed Cliff Politte as a free agent.
2009– Mark DeRosa, a veteran .275 hitter, signs a $12 million, two-year deal with the Giants. The 34 year-old versatile infielder, who was traded by Cleveland to the Cardinals at the end of June, will most likely play first or third base and hit fifth behind cleanup batter Pablo Sandoval.
Jason Pearson 1975
Jimmy Journell 1977