January 25 in Cardinals History

The Cardinals purchased Win Kellum from the Cincinnati Reds in 1905. 

The Pittsburgh Pirates, in 1979, traded John Stuper to the Cardinals for Tommy Sandt.


Phil Redding (1890) –was a pitcher who made three starts in 1912 and one relief appearance in 1913 for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Glenn Gardner (1915) -Gardner was one of many ballplayers who only appeared in the Major Leagues during World War II. He played quite well during his time with St. Louis. He made his major league debut in relief on July 21, 1945, against the Brooklyn Dodgers at Sportsman’s Park. His first major league win came in his first start, hurling a 7–0 shutout against the Philadelphia Phillies in the second game of a home doubleheader on August 15, 1945.

Gardner’s season and career totals for 17 games pitched include a 3–1 record, 4 starts, 2 complete games, 1 shutout, 4 games finished, 1 save, and an ERA of 3.29 in 54.2 innings pitched. Gardner was an all-around talented player, as he hit and fielded extremely well. At the plate, he was 7-for-21 (.333) with a walk, 2 runs batted in, and 1 run scored. On defense, he handled 10 chances flawlessly for a fielding percentage of 1.000.


  • Palmer Hildebrand (1960)
  • Pat Crawford (1994)
  • Mike Clark (1996)