March 16 in Cardinals History


The Cardinals purchased Sergio Robles in 1975 from the Baltimore Orioles

The  Astros traded Geoff Meadows (minors) to the Cardinals for George Bjorkman in 1983.



Patsy Donovan (1865) He played in 487 games and collected 612 hits for a .314 batting average along with 132 stolen bases in 3 years. He finished out his career coaching High School baseball at Phillips Academy in Andover, where he coached the future 41st President, George H.W. Bush.

Jake Flowers (1902) played for the Cardinals four seasons and appeared in 165 games with 490 at-bats and collected 120 hits for a .245 batting average.

Ken O’Dea (1913) was a catcher that played for the Cardinals during World War II from 1942-1946. His big break came in 1945 when Cooper enlisted in the Navy.

Hobie Landrith (1930) played for the Cardinals for 2 seasons in 1957-1958. He played in 145 games and collected 83 hits in 358 at-bats and had a .232 batting average for the Cardinals.

Don Blasingame (1932) made his debut on September 9, 1955, and was 12th in voting for the MVP in 1957 when he enjoyed his best season as he hit .274, 19 doubles, 10 triples and 20 steals. He was named an All-Star for the 1958 season.

Cal Browning (1938)  played for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1960 and had a 0-0 record with a 40.50 ERA. He played in only ONE major league game.

Abraham Nunez (1976)  played second, shortstop and third in 2005.

Michael Blazek (1989) was promoted to the major leagues for the first time on May 26, 2013, but he never pitched in a game before he was sent back to Memphis. He was recalled  June 22, 2013 and made his major league debut the same night in a relief appearance against the Texas Rangers. He faced three batters in the ninth inning, striking out two, giving up no hits, and no walks.


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Bob Purkey