January 12 in Cardinals History

  • The California Angels traded William Rothan (minors) to the St. Louis Cardinals for Dick Sharon in 1968.
  • In 1999, setting an all-time record, the 70th home run ball hit by Cardinal slugger Mark McGwire is purchased at an auction by an anonymous buyer for $3 million. The price tag surpasses the previous record amount of $126,500 which was spent last year to obtain a home run ball hit by Babe Ruth.


  • Jack Knight 1895
  • George Kernek 1940
  • Tim Hulett 1960


  • Joe McCarthy 1937
  • Tex Carleton 1977
  • Eddie Solomon 1986