December 25 in Cardinals History

Transactions History

 Cardinals signed Matt Duff as a free agent in 2003.

Birthdays

Joe McCarthy 1881 – he played for the Cardinals in 1906. In 16 career games, he had 9 hits in 39 at-bats. He batted and threw right-handed.

Herb Hunter 1895 – In 1921, Hunter made his last big league appearance, a nine-game stint with the St. Louis Cardinals during which he served mostly as a pinch runner (though not a very successful one, as he was caught on all three of his stolen base attempts) and was a .163 lifetime hitter.

Julio Gonzalez 1952 РHe played for the Cardinals as an infielder during the 181-82 season. A .235 lifetime hitter. 

Jeff Little 1954 Рa lefty pitcher in 1980 for the Cardinals that went 1-1 for the season. 

Nabil Crismatt 1994 – On January 31, 2020, Crismatt signed a minor league deal with the St. Louis Cardinals. On August 17, 2020, Crismatt was selected to the active roster. He made his major league debut that day against the Chicago Cubs, throwing one scoreless inning. On October 30, 2020, Crismatt was outrighted off of the 40-man roster. He became a free agent on November 2, 2020.

 

Deaths

  • Patsy Donovan 1953
  • Jim Beauchamp 2017

Pud Galvin played for the Cardinals before 1900 (1892)