December 13 in Cardinals History

The Cardinals traded Bob Harmon, Mike Mowrey and Ed Konetchy to the Pirates for Dots Miller, Hank Robinson, Cozy Dolan, Art Butler and Owen Wilson in 1913.


The Cardinals traded Jimmy Ring and Johnny Schulte in 1927 to the Philadelphia Phillies for Jimmy Cooney, Bubber Jonnard and Johnny Mokan


The Philadelphia Phillies, in 1928, traded Heinie Sand and $10,000 to the Cardinals for Tommy Thevenow



The Cincinnati Reds purchased Johnny Mize in 1934 from the Cardinals.


The Brooklyn Dodgers traded Lew Krausse and cash in 1938 to the Cardinals for Jimmy Outlaw.


In 1961, the Houston Colt .45’s purchased Al Cicotte from the St. Louis Cardinals.


Curt Flood, in 1969, attends the Players’ Association executive board meeting to seek financial assistance in his attempt to sue major league baseball on the grounds that the reserve clause violates Federal antitrust laws. Although skeptical about the outcome of the suit, the player reps vote 25-0 to support the recently traded outfielder, who refuses to report to the Phillies after being dealt by the Cardinals.


The Cardinals purchased Mick Kelleher from the Houston Astros in 1974.


December 13, 1984: The St. Louis Cardinals returned Mike LaValliere to the Philadelphia Phillies as part of a conditional deal.

 Cardinals signed Frank DiPino as a free agent in 1989.


Cardinals signed Gerald Perry as a free agent in 1990.


In 1991, the Cardinals traded Clyde Keller (minors) to the New York Mets for Chuck Carr.


The Cardinals signed Chris Carpenter as a free agent in 2002.

The Cardinals traded J.D. Drew and Eli Marrero to the Atlanta Braves for Ray King, Jason Marquis and Adam Wainwright in 2003.


In 2017, the Cardinals trade Magneuris Sierra, Zac Gallen, Daniel Castano, and Sandy Alcantara to the Miami Marlins for Marcell Ozuna.

2023- The Cardinals and Anheuser Busch announced today a five-year extension of Busch Stadium’s naming rights agreement through 2030.


Jack Taylor (1873)Taylor and fellow Cub Larry McLean were traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in return for Mordecai Brown and Jack O’Neill in December 1903; he was then traded back to Chicago in July 1906 (in return for Fred Beebe and Pete Noonan).


Lindy McDaniel (1935) – career 17 saves, McDaniel considered his top overall year as 1960 with the St. Louis Cardinals, when he logged a 12–2 mark in relief with 22 saves and an ERA of 1.29 while being named (for the only time in his career) to the National League All-Star team. He earned Fireman of the Year honors, while finishing third for the Cy Young Award and fifth in MVP voting, both his highest placings. He ranked his next-best year as 1970 with the Yankees, when he was 9–5 with a career high 29 saves and 2.01 ERA, followed by the 1963 season when he was 13–7 with 21 saves and a 2.86 ERA.


Ron Taylor (1937) – career 45-43 record,with the 1963 Cardinals, he worked in 58 games and posted nine wins, two complete games in nine starts, 11 saves, and an earned run average of 2.97. The following year, his eight wins and eight saves contributed to the Cardinals’ successful, 11th-hour drive to the 1964 National League pennant. In the World Series that followed, Taylor worked in two games and threw 42⁄3 hitless innings against the New York Yankees; notably, he went four innings in Game 4 at Yankee Stadium to preserve Roger Craig’s 4–3 triumph and get credit for a save. When the Redbirds prevailed in seven games, Taylor earned his first World Series ring.


Dave Hamilton (1947) –Hamilton got off to a poor start with the Cardinals, and soon found himself doing mop-up duty for manager Vern Rapp. When Ken Boyer replaced Rapp at the helm, Hamilton was given the opportunity to redeem himself, but after blowing a save against the San Diego Padres on back-to-back home runs by Gene Tenace and Rick Sweet, found himself again in the mop-up role. He appeared in thirteen games for the Cardinals, all of which were losses, and was 0–0 with a 6.43 ERA when his contract was sold to the Pittsburgh Pirates.



  • Dan McGann 1910
  • Mike Ryba 1971
  • Curt Simmons 2022