February 1 in Cardinals History


  • The Cardinals purchase Jake Beckley from Cincinnati in 1904.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals selected Burt Shotton off waivers from the Washington Senators in 1919.
  • The Houston Colt .45’s traded Bobby Tiefenauer to the St. Louis Cardinals for Don Ferrarese in 1963.
  • In 1969, the Cardinals drafted Wayne Garland in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1969 amateur draft (January Secondary), but was not signed.
  • In 1970, Jesse Haines is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee.
  • Cardinals traded Mike Nagy and Charlie Hudson to the Texas Rangers for Mike Thompson in 1973.
  • The Atlanta Braves, in 1982, traded Dan Morogiello to the Cardinals for Donnie Moore.
  • In 1985, the San Francisco Giants traded Jack Clark to the  Cardinals for David Green, Dave LaPoint, Gary Rajsich, and Jose Uribe.
  • In 1988, Cardinals signed Duane Walker as a free agent.
  • Cardinals signed Alex Ochoa as a free agent in 2003. 
  • In 2007. The Cardinals signed Preston Wilson as a free agent.


  • Bob Smith 1931
  • Ernie Comacho  1955
  • Kent Mercker 1968
  • Hector Luna 1980


  • Jim McCormick 1948 – he had 11 official at bats and got no hits but did walk once and fanned five times in 1892.