April 9 in Cardinals History

Trades and Transactions

St. Louis Browns owner Bill Veeck, in 1953, sells Sportsman’s Park to Anheuser-Busch for $800,000. August A. Busch wants to rename the park Budweiser Park but meets resistance and names it Busch Stadium.

In 1964, Much to the chagrin of team executive Branch Rickey, the Cardinals trade Jimmie Coker and Gary Kolb to the Braves for catcher Bob Uecker. The Redbirds’ new backstop, after introducing himself, is quickly informed by Rickey, “I didn’t want you. I wouldn’t trade one Gary Kolb for a hundred Bob Ueckers.”

The Cardinals released Jim Maloney, Art Shamsky and Stan Williams in 1972,

The Philadelphia Phillies purchased Wayne Nordhagen in 1976 from the St. Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals signed Cris Carpenter as a free agent in 1995.

The Cardinals, in 1995, traded Rheal Cormier and Mark Whiten to the Boston Red Sox for Cory Bailey and Scott Cooper.

The Cardinals sent John Mabry, in, 2001 to the Florida Marlins as part of a conditional deal.



 willisJoe  Joe Willis (April 9, 1890 – December 4, 1966) played for the Cardinals from 1911-1913 and was 4-11 in his career.





   Fernando Vina was born in 1969 and played for the Cardinals from 2000-2003. In his 12-year career compiled a .282 batting average, 40 home runs and 343 RBI in 1148 games played.




Howard Hilton faced seven batters and allowed two hits along with one walk in 1990. Boxscore

1992 Donovan Osborne faced seven batters, allowed two hits and walked one. Boxscore

Rene Arocha in his 1993 debut was the starting pitcher and faced 29 batters and allowed four hits, two earned runs, walked one and fanned three to get the win. BoxscoreIvan Herrera- 2022



Ted Cather 1995

Roy Leslie 1997