December 7 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History

  • The Cardinals traded Johnny Lewis and Gordie Richardson to the New York Mets for Elio Chacon and Tracy Stallard in 1964.
  • The Cardinals,in 1971, traded Chris Zachary to the Detroit Tigers for Bill Denehy.
  • In 1973, the Cardinals traded Reggie Cleveland, Terry Hughes and Diego Segui to the Boston Red Sox for John Curtis, Mike Garman and Lynn McGlothen.
  • The Cleveland Indians traded Bobby Bonds to the Cardinals in 1979 for John Denny and Jerry Mumphrey.
  • The Cardinals purchased Mike Stanton from the Cleveland Indians in 1981.
  • The Boston Red Sox, in 1994, traded Jeff McNeely and Nate Minchey to the Cardinals for Luis Alicea.
  • The Colorado Rockies traded Larry Bigbie and Aaron Miles to the Cardinals for Ray King in 2005.

Cardinals History-Birthdays

  •  Bobby Schang (1886) – played for Cardinals in 1927. He was the brother of former Major League Baseball catcher Wally Schang. In 3 seasons Schang played in 82 Games and had 186 At Bats, 14 Runs, 35 Hits, 7 Doubles, 4 Triples, 6 RBI, 3 Stolen Bases, 18 Walks, .188 Batting Average, .263 On-base percentage, .269 Slugging Percentage, 50 Total Bases and 8 Sacrifice Hits.
  • Alex Johnson (1942)To make room for Johnson in left field, St. Louis shifted Hall of Famer Lou Brock to right field. Along with Curt Flood in center, the Cardinals boasted one of the top young outfields in the National League heading into the 1966 season.[6] However, Johnson batted just .186 with two home runs and six RBIs through May 17 when he was sent down to the Tulsa Oilers of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League (PCL). That year, he was named the “Most Dangerous Hitter” in the PCL. Johnson returned to the Cardinals in 1967, batting .223 with one home run and twelve RBIs mostly as a pinch hitter and back up for Roger Maris in right field. The Cardinals defeated the Boston Red Sox in the World Series that year, though Johnson did not appear in the post-season. Just before spring training 1968, he was traded to the Cincinnati Reds for Dick Simpson.
  • Tino Martinez (1967) -After the 2001 season the Yankees elected to sign Jason Giambi for 2002 and beyond. Martinez went on to play for the St. Louis Cardinals for two seasons, once again replacing an aging, legendary first baseman, Mark McGwire. When Martinez returned to Yankee Stadium during a series in 2003, he received a standing ovation by Yankee fans. In the second game of the three game series, Martinez hit two home runs off former teammate Andy Pettitte, receiving a substantial ovation from the crowd both times. The Yankee fans cheered him for a curtain call, a rare occurrence in honor of a visiting team’s player.After the 2003 season, the Cardinals decided to have Albert Pujols switch from left field to first base.[citation needed] They traded Martinez to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays
  • Ryan Theriot (1979)On November 30, 2010, Theriot was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for Blake Hawksworth.] Theriot wore number 3 on his uniform, as his familiar number 2 was retired for Red Schoendient years earlier.During the 2011 season, Theriot had a 20-game hitting streak. He also drove in 47 runs and hit 26 doubles in only 442 at bats. On July 17, 2011, Theriot was ejected from the game between the Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds for arguing and making contact with umpire Mike Muchlinski with his hat after a call that Theriot’s foot was dragged off the bag during a catch at second base. He was suspended for two games and fined, but the suspension was later reduced to one game. He won the World Series with the Cardinals in 2011. He contributed greatly with his bat, especially in the NL Division Series with the Philadelphia Phillies. Against the Milwaukee Brewers, Theriot at second base robbed Prince Fielder of a seemingly sure hit for the third out of the inning. Fielder was so impressed with the play that he waited for Theriot to exit the field and gave him an enthusiastic high five.

Cardinals History- Deaths

  • Jud Smith 1947
  • Vic Davalllo 2023