December 27 in Cardinals History

Trading History and Transactions

The Chicago Cubs purchased Bobby Sturgeon from the Cardinals in 1937.

In 1939, the Cubs traded Gene Lillard, Steve Mesner and cash for Ken Raffensberger and in another transactions on that same day purchased Bobby Sturgeon from the Cardinals.

Cardinals signed John Lindsey as a free agent in 2004.


Tom Thomas 1873 -was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. He played for the Cleveland Spiders and St. Louis Perfectos/Cardinals with a 3-3 lifetime pitching record. 

Phil Gagliano 1941 – Gagliano reached the majors for the first time after three full years in the St. Louis farm system; then he spent 31⁄2 months of the 1964 season on the Redbird roster as a pinch hitter and backup second baseman before returning to Triple-A to complete his minor-league seasoning. In 1965, he spent the first of ten full seasons as a major-leaguer, and, with regular second baseman Julián Javier hobbled by injuries, established career-bests in games played (122), games started (90, including 48 at second base, 25 in the outfield, and 19 at third base), and in most offensive categories, including hits (87), runs scored (46), extra-base hits (24), home runs (eight) and runs batted in (53, fifth on the club). He got into another 90 games for the Cardinals in 1966, starting 39 contests at third base and further cementing his role as a utilityman. He helped the 1967 and 1968 Cardinals win National League pennants, and appeared in each World Series that followed as a pinch hitter, going hitless in four at bats; he earned a championship ring when the Cardinals defeated the Boston Red Sox in seven games in 1967. Gagliano’s tenure in St. Louis ended in May 1970 when he was traded to the Chicago Cubs,

Byron Browne 1942 -The Cardinals purchased Browne from the Astros, on February 12, 1969, where he appeared in 22 games, while hitting .226, spending most of the season with the Triple-A Tulsa Oilers Browne was traded to the Phillies, along with Curt Flood, Tim McCarver, and Joe Hoerner, for Dick Allen, Cookie Rojas, and Jerry Johnson, on October 7, 1969. He played the rest of his MLB career for Philadelphia.

Mike Busby 1972  – made his debut on April 7, 1996 and played his final game on July 8, 1999 and finishd with a 5-6 record with a 6.88 ERA.

Jordan Montgomery 1992 – The Yankees traded Montgomery to the St. Louis Cardinals for Harrison Bader and a player to be named later or cash considerations on August 2, 2022. He made his Cardinal debut on August 6, throwing five scoreless innings before being taken out due to cramping caused by dehydration, versus the Yankees in a 1–0 win for the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. On August 22, 2022, Montgomery pitched his first complete game in the major leagues, a one-hit shutout against the Chicago Cubs.

On January 13, 2023, Montgomery agreed to a one-year, $10 million contract with the Cardinals, avoiding salary arbitration. On July 30, 2023, the Cardinals traded Montgomery and Chris Stratton to the Texas Rangers in exchange for John King, Tekoah Roby, and Thomas Saggese.


  • Pop Schriver 1932
  • Fritz Buelow 1933
  • Jake Flowers 1962
  • Lou Loudermilk 1975