February 26 in Cardinals History

1957– The Giants trade right-hander Hoyt Wilhelm to the Cardinals for their former all-star first baseman/outfielder Whitey Lockman. The knuckleballer will win only one of five decisions for the Redbirds before being selected off waivers by Cleveland in September, and New York’s newest infielder will spend two seasons with his old club, hitting .246 in 225 games over that span.



Grover Cleveland “Pete” Alexander– (February 26, 1887 – November 4, 1950), nicknamed “Old Pete”

Elwin Charles Roe (February 26, 1916 – November 9, 2008), known as Preacher Roe

Johnny Grodzicki

Danny Gardella (February 26, 1920 – March 6, 2005)

Mark DeRosa (born February 26, 1975)

Former Cardinals that Died on this Date

Ernie Lush