St. Louis first baseman Mark McGwire tells ESPN, in 2005, he plans to retire, ending his 16-year big league career. The prolific home run hitter, who ranked fifth all-time with 583 career homers, decided not to sign the two-year, $30 million extension the Cardinals had offered.
Trades and Transactions
- The Toronto Blue Jays traded Pat Hentgen and Paul Spoljaric to the St. Louis Cardinals for Alberto Castillo, Matt DeWitt and Lance Painter in 1999.
- The Cardinals, in 2011, released Bryan Augenstein.
- The Cardinals signed Scott Moore as a free agent in 2013.
- Cardinals signed Miguel Socolovich and Dean Anna as a free agent in 2014.
- Rabbit Maranville (Hall of Famer) 1891
- Mitch Harris 1985
- Fred Harman 1938