January 18 in Cardinals History

Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1938.J

John Mozeliak (GM) 1969-Birthdate

In 1983, the Cardinals purchased Jerry Garvin from the Toronto Blue Jays

St. Louis officials reveal details, in 2014, about the team’s new Hall of Fame that will be established this spring when their their new museum is dedicated at the Cardinals Nation in the Ballpark Village. The team’s initiative will immortalize the greatest players and other key figures in franchise history, starting with the inaugural class of twenty-two individuals, who haven selected due to their induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, or by virtue of having had their number retired by the team.

The Cardinals purchased Jerry Garvin in 1983 from the Toronto Blue Jays.


Danny Clark 1894 -In a three-season career, Clark was a .277 hitter (161-for-582) with five home runs and 93 RBI in 245 games, including 75 runs, 36 doubles, eight triples, five stolen bases, and a .360 on-base percentage. Following his majors career, he played in the Texas and Three-Eye leagues.

Curt Flood 1938He was a center fielder who played 15 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Cincinnati Redlegs, St. Louis Cardinals, and Washington Senators.

Flood was a three-time All-Star, a Gold Glove winner for seven consecutive seasons, and batted over .300 in six seasons. He led the National League (NL) in hits (211) in 1964 and in singles, 1963, 1964, and 1968. Flood also led the National League in putouts as center fielder four times and in fielding percentage as center fielder three times. He retired with the third most games in center field (1683) in NL history, trailing Willie Mays and Richie Ashburn.

Flood became one of the pivotal figures in the sport’s labor history when he refused to accept a trade following the 1969 season, ultimately appealing his case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Although his legal challenge was unsuccessful, it brought about additional solidarity among players as they fought against baseball’s reserve clause and sought free agency.

Gibson Alba 1960 – played for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1988. He appeared in three games as a reliever, pitching 3.1 innings in his career.

Brian Falkenborg 1978pitched in 21 games for the St. Louis Cardinals between 2006 and 2007, though, again, spending most of those seasons in the minors with the Memphis Redbirds. He was released by the Cardinals on November 20, 2007,

Alex Mejia 1991The St. Louis Cardinals selected Mejia in the fourth round, with the 150th overall selection, of the 2012 MLB draft.On June 28, 2017 the Cardinals promoted Mejia to the major leagues] He made his debut the following day, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, when he started at second base and batted eighth, where he went 0-for-2 before being pinch hit for. He had first major league hit and home run against the Washington Nationals on July 1, 2017.He was outrighted to Memphis on November 6, 2017.


  • Cliff Heathcote 1939
  • Gene Woodburn 1961
  • George Crowe 2011