January 23 in Cardinals History

1967- Bob Howsam resigns and is replaced by Stan Musial.

 Four years removed from the playing field, Cardinal standout Stan Musial is named general manager of the team, replacing Bob Howsam, who resigned to take a similar post with Cincinnati. Although his tenure will last only ten months, ‘The Man’, who turned down the position shortly after he retired in 1963, will become the first GM to win a world championship in his first season on the job.

1968– Joe Medwick is Elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.


Speed Walker 1898 Walker played for St. Louis Cardinals in the 1923 season. He played just two games in his career, having two hits in seven at-bats, with one run scored, playing first base 

Cot Deal  1923  -In 1949 he was traded by Boston to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for a minor leaguer. He spent 1949 with the Columbus Red Birds of the American Association and later pitched in 36 games for the Cardinals in 1950 and 1954. In four major league seasons Deal posted a 3–4 record with a 6.55 ERA in 45 games, including two starts, 34 strikeouts, 48 walks, 12 games finished, one save, and 891⁄3 innings of work. As a hitter, he collected a .167 batting average (4-for-24), including one home run, one double, five runs, and four RBI. His one save came on August 22, 1954, against the Cincinnati Reds.

Wally Shannon 1933   Shannon had 31 hits and a lifetime batting average of .263. 

Yairo Munoz (1995)On December 14, 2017, the Athletics traded Muñoz and Max Schrock to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for Stephen Piscotty. During 2018 spring training, he competed for a spot on the Cardinals’ Opening Day 25-man roster. After hitting .375/.423/.625 with 18 hits and three home runs, scoring 13 runs with 9 RBIs over 48 at-bats in spring training, the Cardinals chose Muñoz over Harrison Bader and Luke Voit for a spot on the Opening Day roster. During spring training, he played shortstop, center field, right field, and second base. Manager Mike Matheny said on Muñoz’s varied skills, ““I haven’t seen anyone whose two primary positions are center field and shortstop.

2023- Cardinals hire Chip Caray to be new play-by-play announcer.


  • Heinie Mueller 1975 –died in Orlando, Florida at age 74 in 1986. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Winter Garden, Florida.