January 19 in Cardinals History

  • 1983 -Ozzie Smith becomes the game’s first $1 million shortstop when the infielder inks a three-year pact with the World Champion Cardinals. The ‘Wizard of Ahs’, best known for his outstanding defense, won his third consecutive Gold Glove in the offseason.
    2010 -Avoiding arbitration for the second consecutive season, Ryan Ludwick (.265, 22, 97) and the Cardinals agree to a $5.45 million, one-year deal. The 31-year-old outfielder, who had nine assists while committing only one error, was named to the National League All-Star squad last season.
  • 2013- Stan Musial passes away.
  • In 2018, Cardinals traded Randal Grichuk to the Toronto Blue Jays for Conner Greene (minors) and Dominic Leone.



  • Chris Sabo 1960
  • Mark Grater 1964
  • Orlando Palmeiro 1969


  • Charlie Enwright 1917
  • Lynn Myers  2000
  • Stan Musial 2013