January 29 in Cardinals History

In 1948, the Pittsburgh Pirates purchase Murry Dickson from the Cardinals for $125,000. During his five-year tenure in Pittsburgh, the 31-year old right-hander will have a 20-win season for the Bucs, but will also post three 20-loss seasons for the hapless team.

1958– Three-time MVP Stan Musial inks the first six-figure contract in National League history when he signs a $100,000 deal with the Cardinals. The 37 year-old St. Louis legend, who won his seventh batting title hitting .354 last season, makes it clear he would have signed for less, but the $20,000 increase is the reward that the team thought he deserved.

The Cardinals traded Nelson Briles and Vic Davalillo in 1971 to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Matty Alou and George Brunet


Ed Conwell was a professional baseball player from 1909 to 1919. Primarily a third baseman, he appeared in one Major League Baseball game for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1911


  • Ed Murphy 1935
  • Joe Delahanty 1936
  • Del Gainer 1947
  • Lee Meadows 1963
  • Hod Ford 1977