December 30 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History

  • The Cardinals signed Wilson Delgado as a free 2001.
  • The Cardinals signed Mark Quinn as a free agent in 2003.


Clarence Currie (1878) -, was a Canadian professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues in 1902–1903. He played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, and Chicago Cubs with a 15-23 career record and a 3.38 ERA.

Harry Elliott (1923) -Acquired by the Cardinals in December 1952, he was batting .321 for their Houston Buffaloes farm club in 1953 when he was called up for the final two months of the Major League season with the Redbirds. Although he struck out against Brooklyn Dodgers left-hander Preacher Roe in his debut on August 1 Elliott gained a measure of revenge against Roe exactly one month later, with three hits in four at bats, including his first MLB home run.

Tom Murphy (1945) -Murphy began the 1973 season in triple A. After three games with the Omaha Royals, he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for Al Santorini. Murphy got off to a rough start with the Cardinals. On June 29, he was 0-3 despite a 2.37 ERA. A complete game loss to the Montreal Expos on August 2[.followed by poor outings against the New York Mets and Cincinnati Reds led to him being moved to the bullpen toward the end of the season. He went 3-7 with a 3.76 ERA his only season in St. Louis. He was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for Bob Heise on December 8, 1973.

AJ Pierzynski (1976) -On July 26, 2014, the St. Louis Cardinals signed Pierzynski to a major league deal. Later that day, he debuted for St. Louis with a 3-for-4 outing and an RBI, helping to defeat the Cubs 6–3.[Former Boston teammate John Lackey soon arrived via trade, and Pierzynski caught him for the 19th time in 22 starts in 2014 when he debuted for the Cardinals on August 3. It was the pitcher’s 150th career win. Pierzynski’s first home run with St. Louis came in a loss to Baltimore on August 8. He hit .244/.295/.305 in 82 at-bats along with a home run and 6 RBI. He mostly serving as a replacement catcher for Yadier Molina, who was on the disabled list from July 10 through August 28, though he did play as a backup after Molina’s return. The Cardinals left Pierzynski off the playoff roster for the NLDS against the Dodgers, but added him for the NLCS against the Giants


  • Lew Whistler 1959
  • Al Shaw 1974
  • Stuffy Srewart 1980
  • Tom Alston 1993