- The Philadelphia Phillies sent Bob Miller to the Cardinals as part of a conditional deal in 1959.
- The Milwaukee Brewers purchased Joe Nossek from the Cardinals in 1971.
- In 2004, avoiding an arbitration hearing, the Cardinals and Albert Pujols (.359, 43, 124) agree to a $100 million, seven-year deal. The 24-year-old slugging first baseman/outfielder was the runner-up to Barry Bonds of the Giants in the National League’s MVP voting.
- Rankin Johnson 1888
- George Bostic “Possum” Whited 1890
He was the first rookie in history to start at every position (except pitcher and catcher) during the season.
- Eddie Ainsmith 1890
- Stan Papi 1951
- Pat Perry 1959
- John Frascatore 1970
- Frank Dwyer 1943