December 14 in Cardinals History


In 2000, the Cardinals third baseman Fernando Tatis and right-hander Britt Reames are traded to the Expos for right-hander Dustin Hermanson and left-hander closer Steve Kline.

The Cardinals agree in principle to a deal which sends 37 year-old Jim Edmonds and approximately $1 million to the Padres in exchange for minor league prospect David Freese in 2007.

December 14, 2017, the St. Louis Cardinals traded Stephen Piscotty to the Oakland Athletics for Max Schrock (minors) and Yairo Munoz.


Trading History and Transactions

1927– The  Cardinals purchased Frank Gibson from the Boston Braves

1933– The St. Louis Browns purchased George Puccinelli from the Cardinals

1949– TCardinals traded Lou Klein and Ron Northey to the Cincinnati Reds for Harry Walker

1964-The Cincinnati Reds traded Bob Purkey to the Cardinals for Roger Craig and Charlie James

1966– Cardinals traded Don Dennis and Walt Williams to the Chicago White Sox for Leland White (minors) and John Romano

1971– The Cincinnati Reds traded Danny Godby to the Cardinals for Carroll Sembera

1993– The Milwaukee Brewers traded Tony Diggs (minors) to the Cardinals for Ozzie Canseco.

The St. Louis Cardinals traded Doug Creek, Rich DeLucia and Allen Watson to the San Francisco Giants for Chris Wimmer and Royce Clayton in 1995.

Cardinals traded Armando Almanza, Braden Looper and Pablo Ozuna to the Florida Marlins for Edgar Renteria in 1998.

Cardinals traded Britt Reames and Fernando Tatis to the Montreal Expos for Dustin Hermanson and Steve Kline in 2000.

The Cardinals traded Jim Edmonds to the San Diego Padres for David Freese in 2007.


Jack Calhoun (1879) – The 22-year-old ballplayer made his major league debut on June 27, 1902 and played in his final game on September 18 of that year. In 20 games (64 at-bats), he hit .156 with two doubles, one triple and eight RBI.

Les Bell (1901) -Bell’s professional career began in 1921 in minor league baseball. After trials with the Cardinals in both 1923 and 1924, he supplanted Howard Freigau and Specs Toporcer to become the Redbirds’ regular third baseman in 1925 and finished third on the team in runs batted in with 88, behind only Baseball Hall of Famers Rogers Hornsby and Jim Bottomley. Then in 1926 Bell reached career bests in hits (189), home runs (17), runs batted in (100) and batting average (.325). He finished in the top five in the National League in hits, slugging percentage (.518), OPS (.901), total bases (301), home runs, extra-base hits (64) and RBI. He also was among the NL leaders in strikeouts (62) and errors committed by a third baseman (22). Bell ranked sixth in the National League Most Valuable Player Award polling as the Cardinals won their first pennant and World Series championship. In the 1926 World Series against the New York Yankees, he played in all seven games and collected seven hits, including a two-run homer in Game 6 off Urban Shocker that salted away a 10–2 St. Louis triumph

Bob Weiland (1905) -Weiland’s was sent to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1937 and improved again, going 15–14 and 16–11. This could be due because he was on a much better team, but his ERA decreased a large amount, too.

Paul LaPalme (1923) – a knuckleball pitcher that played for the Cardinals in 1955-56.In a seven-season career, LaPalme posted a 24–45 record with 277 strikeouts in 253 games, including 94 starts, one shutout, 14 saves, and 6161⁄3 innings of work.  In 12 minor league seasons, he went 118–68 with a 3.21 ERA in 324 games.

Sam Jones (1925) – lifetime pitching record of 102-101. In 1956, the Cubs traded him to the St. Louis Cardinals in a multi-player deal; prior to the 1959 season, he was dealt this time to the San Francisco Giants for Bill White and Ray Jablonski. 

Pete Whisenant (1929) -he appeared in 475 games, with 221 hits in 988 at bats, for a .224 career batting average, with 37 home runs. In his only year as a semi-regular, in 1956, he played in 103 games for the Cubs and reached career highs in homers (11), RBI (46) and batting average (.239). Whisenant is believed to be the only baseball player to appear in a box score for a team for which he did not play. On a day in 1960 when he had already been traded from the Indians to the Senators, he was announced as a pinch hitter for the Indians.

Ken Hill (1965) -Hill was called up by the injury-plagued St. Louis Cardinals in 1989. He started well, but soon went downhill. He finished that season 7–15, but with a decent 3.80 ERA. After an ineffective 1990, Hill went 11–10 with a 3.57 ERA in 1991. In November 1991, he was traded to the Montreal Expos for first baseman Andrés Galarraga. It was as a member of these Expos that Hill found his groove

Eric Ludwick (1969) – He also played two seasons in Japan for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp in 2000 and 2001. In the middle of the 1997 season, Ludwick was part of a trade with between the cash-strapped Oakland Athletics and the St. Louis Cardinals that sent Mark McGwire to the Cardinals in exchange for Ludwick, T.J. Matthews, and Blake Stein.

Marcus Jensen (1972) -he played for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1998, the St. Louis Cardinals in 1999, the Minnesota Twins in 2000, the Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers in 2001, and the Brewers in 2002. Jensen finished with a .184 lifetime batting average.


  • Chappie McFarland 1924
  • George Gillpatrick 1941
  • Champ Osteen 1962
  • Roger Maris 1985
  • Larry Ciaffone 1991