This Date in Cardinals History
Trades and Transactions
1942– The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Gerry Staley from Boise (Pioneer) in the 1942 minor league draft.
1948– The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Lou Ciola from Portsmouth (Piedmont) in the 1948 minor league draft.
1948– The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Jack Faszholz from the Boston Red Sox in the 1948 minor league draft.
1948– The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Ray Jablonski from the Boston Red Sox in the 1948 minor league draft.
1948-The Brooklyn Dodgers drafted Johnny Klippstein from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1948 minor league draft.
1964: The St. Louis Cardinals purchased Fritz Ackley from the Chicago White Sox.
1964– Ken Boyer (.295, 24, 119) is selected as the National League’s MVP. The World Champion Cardinal third basemen easily outdistances Johnny Callison and Bill White for the honor.
1997– The St. Louis Cardinals signed Larry Luebbers as a free agent.
1999– The St. Louis Cardinals signed Heathcliff Slocumb as a free agent.
2003– The St. Louis Cardinals signed Chad Paronto as a free agent.
2004– The St. Louis Cardinals released Marlon Anderson.
2009- Albert Pujols (.327, 47, 135), the unanimous choice of the writers, wins his third National League MVP award, copping the honor for the second consecutive year. The Cardinals’ first baseman joins Stan Musial, Roy Campanella, Mike Schmidt, and Barry Bonds, who won the award seven times, as the fifth player to be selected three times in the Senior Circuit for the prestigious prize.
2013- The St. Louis Cardinals signed Jhonny Peralta as a free agent.
- Peter Noonan (1881) – he played for the Cardinals in 1906-07 as an infielder. He played his final game on October 6, 1907. He had a ,205 career batting average.
- Tom Winsett (1909) -On April 25, 1938, he was the first baseball player to be featured on the cover of LIFE magazine.He hit a home run in his first major league at-bat. Was in Cardinals uniform in 1935.
- Joe Medwick (1911) – A ten-time All-Star, Medwick was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America in 1968 with 84.81% of the votes. In 2014, he became a member of the inaugural class of the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame. A left fielder with the St. Louis Cardinals during the “Gashouse Gang” era of the 1930s. Finished with a .324 lifetime batting average.
- Cal Eldred (1967) -signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Cardinals on December 18, 2002. He pitched in relief for the National League pennant-winning Cardinals in 2004, and made two appearances in the World Series. Eldred announced his retirement as a player on October 27, 2005. He was the Cardinals winner of the 2005 Darryl Kile Good Guy Award. Finished with an 86-74 pitching record. He went of to become a special assistant in the Cardinals organization.
- Dean Anna (1986) –Anna signed a major league contract with the St. Louis Cardinals on November 11, 2014. Anna spent most of the 2015 season with the Cardinals Triple-A affiliate, the Memphis Redbirds, but did appear in one at-bat for the Cardinals in an April 23 game against the Washington Nationals. In 125 games for Memphis, Anna slashed .272/.382/.355 with 3 home runs and 44 RBI. Anna returned to Memphis in 2016, slashing .266/.344/.341 with 2 home runs and 39 RBI in 106 games for the team. On September 4, 2016, Anna was designated for assignment by the Cardinals. He was released by the organization on September 7.
- Roy Corhan 1958
- Jim Russell 1987
- Carl Sawatski 1991
- Tom Burgess 2008
- Bobby Smith 2015