January 19 in Cardinals History

1983 -Ozzie Smith becomes the game’s first $1 million shortstop when the infielder inks a three-year pact with the World Champion Cardinals. The ‘Wizard of Ahs’, best known for his outstanding defense, won his third consecutive Gold Glove in the offseason.


2010 -Avoiding arbitration for the second consecutive season, Ryan Ludwick (.265, 22, 97) and the Cardinals agree to a $5.45 million, one-year deal. The 31-year-old outfielder, who had nine assists while committing only one error, was named to the National League All-Star squad last season.


2013- Stan Musial passes away.


In 2018, Cardinals traded Randal Grichuk to the Toronto Blue Jays for Conner Greene (minors) and Dominic Leone.




Chris Sabo 1960 –  played for the Cardinals in 1995. In a nine-season career, Sabo hit .268 with 116 home runs and 426 RBI in 911 games. Also an excellent fielder, Sabo led National League third basemen in fielding percentage in 1988 and 1990 and was second in 1991.

Mark Grater 1964 – career 0-0 record with 3.34 ERA. Grater played in nine games over parts of two seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He batted and threw right-handed.

Orlando Palmeiro 1969 -His best season was arguably with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2003, when he batted .271 with 3 home runs and 33 RBI. 


  • Charlie Enwright 1917
  • Lynn Myers  2000
  • Stan Musial 2013