January 24 in Cardinals History


The St. Louis Browns purchased Al Hollingsworth from the St. Louis Cardinals in 1942.

The Boston Red Sox. in 1973, traded Mike Nagy to the St. Louis Cardinals for Lance Clemons.


Bill Richardson (1878)  -was a first baseman in Major League Baseball. He played for the 1901 St. Louis Cardinals of the National League and hit .212 with two home runs. 

Cliff Heathcote  (1898) -Heathcote batted and threw left-handed; in a 15-season career, Heathcote posted a .275 batting average with 42 home runs, 448 RBI, and 191 stolen bases in 1415 games played. He was born in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, and died in York, Pennsylvania, at the age of 40 from a pulmonary embolism.On May 30, 1922, the Cardinals were playing a Memorial Day doubleheader at Cubs Park. Between games, Heathcote was traded for Max Flack. Both men appeared in both games that day.

Jim Lindsey (1898) -He helped the Cardinals win the 1930 National League pennant and win the 1931 World Series. In 9 seasons Lindsey had a 21–20 win–loss record, 177 games, 20 games started, 5 complete games, 1 shutout, 80 games finished, 19 saves, 431 innings pitched, 507 hits, 261 runs, 225 earned runs, 25 home runs allowed, 176 walks allowed, 175 strikeouts, 12 hit batsmen, 9 wild pitches, 1,943 batters faced, 3 balks and a 4.70 ERA.

Flint Rhem (1901) – He had two stints with the Cardinals and in 12 seasons he had a 105–97 win–loss record, 294 games, 229 games started, 91 complete games, 8 shutouts, 41 games finished, 10 saves, 1,725+1⁄3 innings pitched, 1,958 hits allowed, 989 runs allowed, 805 earned runs allowed, 113 home runs allowed, 529 walks allowed, 534 strikeouts, 20 hit batsmen, 33 wild pitches, 7,516 batters faced, 4 balks and a 4.20 ERA.

Neil Allen  (1958) -On June 15, 1983 he and Rick Ownbey were traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for Keith Hernandez. Allen’s first start as a Cardinal came against the Mets at Shea Stadium. He held the Mets to four hits with six strikeouts (2 of Hernandez) over eight innings, and drove in one of the Cardinals’ six runs. His second win for the Cards also came against his former club. This time, he held them to one run over seven innings. He also had an RBI double, and scored a run in the second inning. All told, he went 3–0 with a 0.87 ERA against the Mets in 1983. Against the rest of the National League, he was 9–13 with a 4.76 ERA. In 1984, he was returned to the bullpen, making only one emergency start. Allen was 1–4 with a 5.59 earned run average, and began incurring the wrath of Cardinals fans. On July 16, he was sold to the New York Yankees. Allen was 1–0 with one save and a 2.76 ERA out of the Yankees’ bullpen. 

Corey Bailey (1971) -A Crab Orchard High School and Marion High School graduate, Bailey was an outstanding pitcher for Southeastern Illinois College from 1989-1991 and was named to the All-Region team. His most productive season came in 1996 with St. Louis, when he posted career-highs with five wins and a 3.00 ERA. He had another decent season in 2001 for Kansas City, striking out 61 batters in 67+1⁄3 innings, also career-numbers. In 172 games, Bailey compiled a 9–10 record with one save a 3.96 ERA.

On April 10, 2002, Bailey notched his one and only MLB save against the Red Sox. He pitched 1 1/3 innings, striking out 3 and preserving the 6-2 Royals victory. On May 26, 2002, Bailey won both ends of a doubleheader against the Texas Rangers, becoming the first pitcher since David Wells in 1989 to accomplish the feat.[