January 6 in Cardinals History

In 1967, former major league manager Johnny Keane dies in Chicago, IL from a heart attack at the age of 55. Keane guided the St. Louis Cardinals to the 1964 World Series but left to become the manager of the New York Yankees, whom the Cardinals had beaten in the World Series. After an unsuccessful stint with the Yankees, Keane became a scout with the California Angels.


  • Joe Sullivan 1870
  • Jack Slattery 1878
  • Dan Lewandoski 1923
  • Ed Bauta 1935
  • Ruben Amaro 1936
  • Marlon Anderson 1974

Trading History



Tom Poholsky 2001

Bob Sadowski 2017


Other Baseball History

1916 – King Cole, the pitcher who gave up Babe Ruth’s first hit in 1914, dies in Bay City, MI at age 29. Cole was a stellar pitcher while playing for the Chicago Cubs, helping his team to the 1910 World Series.