February 5 in Cardinals History

  • In 1938, the Cardinals purchased Guy Bush from the Boston Bees.
  • 2002- Luis Arroyo is inducted into the Latin American Baseball Hall of Fame Museum. The Puerto Rican reliever, who made the National League All Star squad as a rookie with the Cardinals in 1955, had an eight-year career mark of 40-32, saving 36 games with a 3.93 ERA and is best remembered for his 1961 season with the Yankees (15-5, 29 saves).


Max Flack 1890 Flack is remembered, along with Cliff Heathcote, for being half of a unique player swap. On May 30, 1922, the Cardinals were playing a Memorial Day doubleheader at Cubs Park. Between games, Flack was traded for Heathcote. Both men appeared in both games that day.

Chuck Diering 1923 – he made the Cardinals’ roster at the outset of the 1947 season. But he didn’t win a regular job until 1949, when he was the Redbirds’ starting center fielder, batting a career-high .263 in 131 games played. He only held that job for 1949 and part of 1950, then reverted to a backup role. He was traded to the Giants with Max Lanier for Eddie Stanky on December 11, 1951.

Mike Heath  1955 –After a season in which he batted .250 with 13 home runs, Heath was traded along with Tim Conroy from the Athletics to the Cardinals for Joaquín Andújar during the Winter Meetings on December 10, 1985. The Cardinals were in need of a catcher after releasing Darrell Porter and having only a barely tested Tom Nieto on its depth chart.

Ray Gianelli 1966 – He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Toronto Blue Jays during the 1991 season and for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1995. Lifetime .143 hitter, 



  • Dad Clarkson 1911
  • Frank Decker 1940
  • Joe Presko 2019