December 6 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History

  • The Cardinals purchased Red Jones from the New York Giants in 1939.
  • The Cardinals, in 1973, traded John Andrews to the California Angels for Jeff Torborg.
  • The Montreal Expos traded Ron Fairly to the Cardinals in 1974 for Rudy Kinard (minors) and Ed Kurpiel.
  • In 1977, the Toronto Blue Jays traded John Scott and Pete Vuckovich to the Cardinals for Victor Cruz and Tom Underwood.
  • Chunichi Dragons (Japan Central) purchased Gary Rajsich from the St. Louis Cardinals in 1985.

Birthdays

 

  • Carey Selph 1901 – infielder that played in 1929 for Cardinals and hit .235
  • Gus Mancuso 1905 – played 1928-1932 with Cardinals as a catcher
  • Don Padgett 1911 – in 1947, he smacked ten home runs in first season. Had a four year pause in baseball due to WWII
  • Jack Urban 1928 – Pitched in eight games in 1959 for Cardinals. 
  • Mike Mahoney 1972 – Caught 28 games for Cardinals in 2005.

Deaths

  • Charley Hall 1943 in 1916 he went winless for Cardinals at 0-4 for year 
  • Burleigh Grimes 1985 – pitched for 19 season and two for Cardinals. Selected to HoF in 1964. 
  • Clarence Beers 2002 -played in 1948 with the St. Louis Cardinals. He was in one game and finished ith 13.50 ERA.