January 27 in Cardinals History


1947– Fred Saigh gains ninety percent control of the Cardinals when he buys out the interest of Robert Hennegan. After just two years of ownership, Hennegan makes a tidy profit of $866,000.

In 1999, former Mets infielder Carlos Baerga signs a one-year free-agent contract with the Cardinals.


Greg Bargar  (1959) – Barger played for the Montreal Expos from 1983 to 1984 and the St. Louis Cardinals in 1986 with a lifetime 2-3 record. 

Phil Plantier  (1969) -signed with the San Diego Padres for the 1997 season, his third stint with the team, and later was traded mid-season to the St. Louis Cardinals, where he again spent time as a reserve outfielder and finished out his major league career. Plantier signed as a free agent with Toronto Blue Jays in 1998, but did not appear in any major league games with the club. Lifetime 91 home runs and a .243 batting average. 


Bob Steele (1962)