Trades and Transactions
- In 1885 at a National League meeting, St. Louis is admitted, Cleveland’s registration is formally accepted, and Detroit has its request to remain in the NL granted, leaving only one opening for 1885. However, Cleveland will fail to complete formalities, leaving the league with 8 teams.
- Cardinals signed Alan Benes as a free agent in 2004
- Cardinals signed Juan Encarnacion as a free agent in 2006
- Cardinals signed Mark Mulder as a free agent in 2007.
- The Cardinals signed Rick Ankiel as a free agent in 2007.
- The Cardinals signed Koyie Hill as a free agent in 2012.
- Jack O’Neill 1873 – a catcher who played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1902–03), Chicago Cubs (1904–05) and Boston Beaneaters (1906). He batted and threw right-handed.His most productive season came in 1903, when he posted career-highs in batting average (.236), runs (23), hits (58), doubles (nine), runs batted in (21), stolen bases (11) and games played (75). In 303 games O’Neill was a .196 hitter with 20 stolen bases and 74 RBI. He also collected 185 hits with 24 doubles, five triples, and one home run in 945 at-bats.
- George Pierce 1888 – a pitcher that played all or part of six seasons in the majors, from 1912 to 1917, for the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals.Last MLB appearance May 19, 1917, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics Win–loss record 36-27 Strikeouts 260 Earned run average 3.10
- Milt Watson 1890 – was a pitcher who played from 1916 to 1919 with the St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies. He batted and threw right-handed and finished with a 21-30 lifetime record.
- Cliff Chambers 1922 – On May 6, 1951, while with the Pirates, Chambers no-hit the Boston Braves 3–0 in the second game of a doubleheader at Braves Field. It was the first no-hitter by a Pirates pitcher in 44 years. A month later, on June 15, the Pirates traded Chambers and Wally Westlake to the Cardinals for Dick Cole, Joe Garagiola, Bill Howerton, Howie Pollet and Ted Wilks. Not until Edwin Jackson in 2010 would a pitcher be traded after hurling a no-hitter earlier in the season. Over his six MLB seasons, Chambers compiled a 48–53 career won–lost record with an earned run average of 4.29, with 37 complete games and seven shutouts in 113 starts. He allowed 924 hits and 361 bases on balls in 8971⁄3 innings pitched, with 374 strikeouts. He was an above-average hitter as a pitcher, posting a .235 batting average (69-for-294) with 24 runs, three home runs and 25 RBI.
- Jim Campbell 1943 – Campbell was in his ninth professional campaign when he earned a place on the Cardinals’ 28-man, early-season roster in 1970. His first appearance, on April 11, came during the Redbirds’ fourth game of the National League season. The next day, Campbell registered his first big-league hit, a single off eventual Baseball Hall of Famer Tom Seaver in the seventh inning of a 6–4 loss to the New York Mets Two days later, on April 14, his ninth-inning pinch single off Howie Reed produced the tying run and Campbell’s only MLB RBI in a come-from-behind 6–5 triumph against the Montreal Expos at Busch Memorial Stadium Campbell then sat on the bench for a week before his next appearance, and was only able to collect one more hit his final ten at bats before returning to the minor leagues. With his three singles (and no bases on balls) in his 13 MLB plate appearances, Campbell posted a career batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage of .231. He slugged 127 home runs in 1,207 games as a minor leaguer.He was traded to the Boston Red Sox during the 1970 offseason for veteran infielder Ducky Schofield
- Jim Lindeman 1962 – He was the St. Louis Cardinals’ first-round draft pick in the 1983 Major League Baseball Draft out of Bradley University. In 1986, he led the AAA Louisville Redbirds with 82 runs, 38 doubles, 20 home runs, and a league-leading 96 RBIs. He made his major league debut with the Cardinals in 1986, and played with them through the 1989 season. He saw the most playing time of his major league career in 1987, setting career highs in games played (75), at bats (207), hits (43), home runs (8) and RBI (28). Filling in for the injured Jack Clark, he batted .308 with a home run in the NLCS against the Giants and hit .333 in the World Series against the Twins.
- Adam Kennedy 1976 – Kennedy was drafted in the first round (20th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1997 MLB draft. In 1999 with the Memphis Redbirds he hit .327 with 10 home runs and 63 RBI. He was selected as a Pacific Coast League All-Star, and a Baseball America first-team Minor League All-Star. He made his MLB debut on August 21, 1999, for the Cardinals against the New York Mets at second base. He was hitless in four at-bats in that game. His first MLB hit was a three RBI double to left field on August 22 off of Orel Hershiser of the Mets. His first MLB home run came on August 31 against Brian Meadows of the Florida Marlins. He appeared in 33 games for the Cardinals in 1999 hitting .255 with 1 home run and 16 RBIs.
- Alberto Rosario 1987 -. The St. Louis Cardinals promoted Rosario to the major leagues on July 6, 2016. He played 11 seasons in Minor League Baseball before making his major league debut July 9, 2016, against the Milwaukee Brewers. He singled and batted in a run in his first MLB at-bat in an 8−1 win. He elected free agency on November 6, 2017.
- Ben Hunt (1927)
- Tink Riviere (1965)