January 5 in Cardinals History

January 5 in Cardinals History

  • The Cardinals purchased Mickey Heath from the Cincinnati Reds in 1932 and the Reds purchased Harvey Hendrick from the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • The Cardinals purchased Jim Lindsey in 1934 from St Paul (American Association),
  • In 1937, the Cardinals sign a 16-yr old Stan Musial to a contract,
  • The Giants pay the largest amount ever paid for a single player when the team obtains Walker Cooper from the Cardinals for $175,000 in 1946.
  • The Cardinals traded Alex Grammas and Don Landrum in 1962 to the Chicago Cubs for Daryl Robertson and Bobby Smith
  • In 1987, The Giants purchased Ivan de Jesus from the St. Louis Cardinals
  • In  2024, the Rays traded Andrew Kittredge to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for Richie Palacios




Art Delaney (1897) – Was 13-19 lifetime pitcher that played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1924 to 1929 for the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Braves.

Bud Bloomfield (1938) – He had a one game career with the Cardinals on September 25, 1963 as a replacemnt for Ken Boyer at third in the 7th inning. He did not bat. 

John Littlefield (1954) –He appeared in 94 games, all as a reliever. In 1980, he led the Cardinals with 9 saves and in games pitched

Milt Thompson (1959) –On December 16, 1988, Thompson was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals, for Steve Lake and Curt Ford, where he spent four years and posted his highest batting average ever, .307, in 1991. Following the 1992 season, Thompson was granted free agency and elected to return to the Phillies.

Danny Jackson (1962) –He signed with the St. Louis Cardinals after the 1994 season, but was never able to pitch effectively again. His final season was in 1997, during which he was traded to the San Diego Padres.

Jeff Fassero (1963) –While with the St. Louis Cardinals, Fassero made six starts in the 2003 season, but only won one game.

Andy Cavazos (1981) He made his major league debut for the St. Louis Cardinals on June 7, 2007, against the Cincinnati Reds. He was released by the Cardinals on November 20, 2007.

John Nogowski (1993) –The Cardinals purchased Nogowski’s contract on June 27, 2017.[ He was called up to the majors for the first time on August 15, 2020. He made his major league debut the next day against the Chicago White Sox and got his first major league hit off of Dallas Keuchel. In 2021, Nogowski made the Opening Day roster after batting .333 with two home runs over 33 spring training at-bats. Nogowski limped to a .056/.150/.056 slash line in 19 games with St. Louis before being designated for assignment on June 28, 2021.



  • Rabbit Maranville (1954) HOF’er
  • Frank Snyder (1962)
  • Rogers Hornsby (1963) HOF’er