December 8 in Cardinals History


Trading History and Transactions

Phillies traded Earl Grace to the Cardinals for Cap Clark in 1937.

In 1938, the Cubs purchased Ray Harrell from the Cardinals.

The Cardinals traded Frenchy Bordagaray in 1938 to the Cincinnati Reds for Dusty Cooke.

The Cardinals traded Ray Jablonski and Gerry Staley to the Cincinnati Reds for Frank Smith in 1954.

The Cardinals, in 1966, trade Charley Smith and acquire Roger Maris from the Yankees in a trade.

Cardinals traded Tom Murphy to the Brewers, in 1973, for Bob Heise.

The Giants traded Pete Falcone to the St. Louis Cardinals for Ken Reitz in 1975.

In 1977, the Milwaukee Brewers traded George Frazier to the St. Louis Cardinals for Buck Martinez.

The Cardinals traded Al Hrabosky to the Kansas City Royals for Mark Littell and Buck Martinez in 1977.

The Cardinals pull off an 11-player trade with the Padres in 1980:

Traded Terry Kennedy, John Littlefield, Al Olmsted, Mike Phillips, Kim Seaman, Steve Swisher and John Urrea to the San Diego Padres. Received a player to be named later, Rollie Fingers, Bob Shirley and Gene Tenace. The San Diego Padres sent Bob Geren (December 10, 1980) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.

The Cardinals, in 1992, signed Hector Villanueva as a free agent.

The Cardinals signed Larry Sutton as a free agent in 1999.

2006- The  Cardinals signed Russ Springer as a free agent.

It’s official, in 2011, Pujols leaves the Cardinals.  The Angels reached an agreement with Albert Pujols on a 10-year deal for a reported $254 million.

Cardinals traded Jon Jay to the Padres, in 2015 for Jedd Gyorko and cash.


  1. Bill Beckmann (1907)
  2. Brant Alyea (1940)
  3. Ed Brinkman (1941)
  4. Allen Foster (1946)
  5. Tom McGraw (1967)


  • Coonie Blanks 1971 (played in ONE major league game)
  • Red Worthington 1973
  • Bill Bolden 1966
  • Bert Niehoff 1974
  • Jose Uribe 2006
  • Tom Flanigan 2022