In 2002, Darryl Kile will become the third player to appear on the 2003 Hall of Fame ballot before the mandatory five-year waiting period. The 33-year-old Cardinal pitcher, who died of heart disease, was found dead in his Chicago hotel room in June.
Trades and Transactions
- The Cardinals purchased Red Rollings from the Boston Braves in 1930.
- The Houston Astros purchased Mick Kelleher in 1973 from the Cardinals.
- The Minnesota Twins traded Mike Kinnunen to the Cardinals for Jeff Little in 1981.
- In 1998, the Cardinals granted free agency to Willie McGee, Tom Lampkin, and Delino DeShields.
- Rube Bressler 1894
- John Lackey 1978
- Bud Smith 1979
- Dylan Carlson 1998
- Heinie Peitz 1943
- Jack Bliss 1968
- Bob Grim 1998
- Tom Walker 2023