January 9 in Cardinals History



Trading History

The Cardinals purchased Jay Johnstone from the Oakland Athletics in 1974.

The Cardinals, in 1976, purchased Terry Hughes from the Boston Red Sox.

The Oakland Athletics traded Todd Stottlemyre in 1996 to the Cardinals for Bret Wagner (minors), Allen Battle, Carl Dale, and Jay Witasick.



  • Jack Bliss 1882
  • Johnny Echols 1917
  • Ferrell Anderson 1918
  • Bob Duliba 1935
  • Ivan DeJesus 1953
  • T.J. Mathews 1970
  • Aaron Holbert 1973
  • Kiko Calero 1975



  • Perry Werden (1934)
  • Lyn Lary (1973)
  • Walton Cruise (1975)
  • Roger Freed (1996)
  • Don Landrum (2003)
  • Bob Mabe (2005)


Other Baseball History

1915 – The National Commission declares University of Michigan senior George Sisler a free agent after a two-year fight. Pittsburgh Pirates owner Barney Dreyfuss claimed rights to Sisler, who had signed a contract as a minor leaguer but never played pro ball. After graduating, Sisler will sign with the St. Louis Browns, managed by his former college coach, Branch Rickey.

1952 – The U.S. Marines announce they will recall Boston Red Sox star Ted Williams into active duty to serve in the Korean War. Williams will play briefly during the 1952 season but will not return to the Red Sox lineup on a full-time basis until late in 1953. As a pilot in Korea, Williams will fly 39 missions and will survive a crash-landing brought about by enemy fire.

In 2013, for only the second time since 1971 (the other was in 1996), no one is elected in the BBWAA voting for the Hall of Fame. In what is dubbed the “steroids ballot”, because a number of leading contenders for induction are considered by many to be tainted by association with the steroids scandal of the late 1990s and early 2000s, Craig Biggio is the leading vote-getter in his first year of eligibility, with 68.2%, followed by Jack Morris, who is down to one final year of eligibility, with 67.7%, with 75% needed for election. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, who would have been elected without a second thought were it not for the taint of steroids, finish well down in the ballot, as voters continue to give a clear message regarding their discomfort with players alleged to have used performance-enhancing drugs.