February 4 in Cardinals History

  • 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