November 16 in Cardinals History

  • In a close vote, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, in 2005, select Albert Pujols (.330, 41, 117) as the National League’s MVP. The Cardinal first baseman outpoints Braves’ center fielder Andruw Jones, 378-351.
  • At Busch Stadium in 2002, the Cardinals unveiled a jersey that for the first time in eight decades will feature the words “St. Louis” in script on the front. The Redbirds also announce the team will wear red hats on the road instead of navy and their logo will have more-detailed cardinals on the bat.


  • Bill (Fiddler Bill) McGee (1909)Fiddler Bill McGee was a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 30’s. He and a couple of other players had a small music group called the Mississippi Mudcats and used to play before the games as well as other places. The St. Louis Cardinals acquired his violin from his family and had it put back in shape. It will be displayed at the Cardinals Hall of Fame in St. Louis, MO.
  • Don Hahn (1948)
  • Jordan Walden (1987)