February 3 in Cardinals History


The Cardinals traded Fred Beebe and Alan Storke in 1910 to the Cincinnati Reds for Frank Corridon, Miller Huggins and Rebel Oakes.

The Cardinals purchased Tom Walker from the Detroit Tigers in 1976.



Lou Criger 1872 Criger was the first Opening Day catcher in the team’s history.

Slim Sailee 1885  He made his major league debut with the Cardinals in 1906. For his career, he compiled a 174–143 record in 476 appearances, with a 2.56 earned run average and 836 strikeouts

Joe Stripp  1903 “Jersey Joe” Stripp was the last major league batter to bat against a legally thrown spitball, at the end of the career of Burleigh Grimes in 1934. Grimes was one of 17 pitchers who was allowed to continue to throw the spitball, after it was banned in 1920..

Bake McBride 1949 – Hit career .299 in 11 years. Was often injured. 

Mike Wallace 1951 He played from 1973 to 1977 with four teams. He batted and threw left-handed. Wallace had an 11–3 record in 117 career games.

Terry Bradshaw 1969 -. He was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the ninth round of the 1990 Major League Baseball Draft and played for five seasons in the Cardinals’ minor league system, and stole 65 bases in the Class A South Atlantic League. As a rookie with the 1995 Cardinals, Bradshaw had three hits in his first three MLB at bats from May 4–6 against the Houston Astros.

Skip Schumaker 1980  After spending the first two months of the season in Memphis, Schumaker made his major-league debut on June 8, 2005  against the Boston Red Sox at Busch Stadium. Schumaker entered the game as a pinch-hitter for the pitcher, Chris Carpenter, and was struck out by David Wells. Schumaker remained with the club until June 14, failing to pick up a hit in five at-bats. 

On August 10, he was called back up to the Cardinals and picked up his first major-league hit two days later in a pinch-hit appearance against the Chicago Cubs. On September 8, 2005, Schumaker went over into the stands and made a great catch.  In 27 Major League games of 2005, Schumaker batted .250 with an RBI.

Schumaker hit his first Major League home run on April 5, 2006, in a game against the Philadelphia Phillies. He played in 28 regular-season games in 2006 for St. Louis, but did not appear in the postseason. He would still receive his first career championship ring as the Cardinals bested the Detroit Tigers in five games of the 2006 World Series.[3]

Schumaker became a capable leadoff hitter and a strong defensive outfielder with an above-average arm. However, he has difficulty against left-handers; from 2007 to 2009, he had a .210 batting average, a .278 on-base percentage, and a .226 slugging percentage against them.He had six hits in seven at-bats against the New York Mets on July 26, the first Cardinal to do so since Terry Moore against the Boston Braves on September 5, 1935. Combined, Schumaker and his teammate, Albert Pujols, were the first pair of Cardinals to hit five or more hits each since Charlie Gelbert and Taylor Douthit against the Chicago Cubs on May 16, 1930.

He become a bench coach for the Cardinals and in 2023, he was named manger of the Miami Marlins,


  • Art Twineham 1905
  • Ron Piche 2011