January 9 in Cardinals History



Trading History

The Cardinals purchased Jay Johnstone from the Oakland Athletics in 1974.

The Cardinals, in 1976, purchased Terry Hughes from the Boston Red Sox.

The Oakland Athletics traded Todd Stottlemyre in 1996 to the Cardinals for Bret Wagner (minors), Allen Battle, Carl Dale, and Jay Witasick.



Jack Bliss 1882 – a career .219 hitter,he played all or part of five seasons in Major League Baseball, from 1908 until 1912, for the St. Louis Cardinals, primarily as a catcher. He spent most of his career as a reserve, but was the Cardinals’ primary catcher in 1911.

Johnny Echols 1917 – was a Major League Baseball player. Echols pinch ran in two games with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1939.

Ferrell Anderson 1918 – a catcher that hit .261. In 1953, he was sold  to the St. Louis Cardinals. He played in 18 games for the Cards in 1953. As a Dodger, Anderson caught Ed Head’s no-hitter on April 23, 1946

Bob Duliba 1935 – Duliba made his major league debut on August 11, 1959, against the San Francisco Giants at Busch Stadium. He pitched two scoreless innings in the 5–4 Cardinal loss. He struck out one batter, outfielder Jackie Brandt. He earned his first big league save eighteen days later in a home game against the Cincinnati Reds.After relieving in 28 games with a 2.06 earned run average for the Cardinals in 1962, he was traded to the Los Angeles Angels for relief pitcher Bob Botz. Finished career with 17-12 record. 

Ivan DeJesus 1953 – He was with the Cardinals in 1985.In 1371 games over 15 seasons, DeJesús posted a .254 batting average (1167-for-4602) with 595 runs, 21 home runs, 324 RBI, 194 stolen bases and 466 bases on balls. Defensively, he recorded a .963 fielding percentage.

T.J. Mathews 1970 -Mathews was one of the players traded from the St. Louis Cardinals at the 1997 trading deadline in exchange for Mark McGwire. From 2003 to 2006, Mathews pitched for the independent Bridgeport Bluefish and had stints with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros Triple-A clubs. In 2006, he was signed by the Pawtucket Red Sox to close out his professional career. Finished career 32-36 as a pitcher.

Aaron Holbert 1973 -he was on the roster of the St. Louis Cardinals for one game in 1996, going 0 for 3.

Kiko Calero 1975 -Calero was subsequently signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Cardinals. He made his Major League debut on April 2, 2003, for the Cards against the Milwaukee Brewers, he worked two thirds of an inning, allowing two hits and one walk but no runs. He spent all of 2003 and most of 2004 in the majors. He played all but one game as a reliever. He was a member of the 2004 St. Louis Cardinals’ team that went on to win the National League title and played in the 2004 World Series.



  • Perry Werden (1934)
  • Lyn Lary (1973)
  • Walton Cruise (1975)
  • Roger Freed (1996)
  • Don Landrum (2003)
  • Bob Mabe (2005)


Other Baseball History

1915 – The National Commission declares University of Michigan senior George Sisler a free agent after a two-year fight. Pittsburgh Pirates owner Barney Dreyfuss claimed rights to Sisler, who had signed a contract as a minor leaguer but never played pro ball. After graduating, Sisler will sign with the St. Louis Browns, managed by his former college coach, Branch Rickey.

1952 – The U.S. Marines announce they will recall Boston Red Sox star Ted Williams into active duty to serve in the Korean War. Williams will play briefly during the 1952 season but will not return to the Red Sox lineup on a full-time basis until late in 1953. As a pilot in Korea, Williams will fly 39 missions and will survive a crash-landing brought about by enemy fire.

In 2013, for only the second time since 1971 (the other was in 1996), no one is elected in the BBWAA voting for the Hall of Fame. In what is dubbed the “steroids ballot”, because a number of leading contenders for induction are considered by many to be tainted by association with the steroids scandal of the late 1990s and early 2000s, Craig Biggio is the leading vote-getter in his first year of eligibility, with 68.2%, followed by Jack Morris, who is down to one final year of eligibility, with 67.7%, with 75% needed for election. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, who would have been elected without a second thought were it not for the taint of steroids, finish well down in the ballot, as voters continue to give a clear message regarding their discomfort with players alleged to have used performance-enhancing drugs.