November 16 in Cardinals History

  • In a close vote, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, in 2005, select Albert Pujols (.330, 41, 117) as the National League’s MVP. The Cardinal first baseman outpoints Braves’ center fielder Andruw Jones, 378-351.
  • 1999- The Rockies trade Daryl Kile and Dave Veres  along with Luther Hackman to the Cardinals in exchange for Aybar, Jimenez, Croushore, and minor league infielder Brent Butler to Colorado.
  • At Busch Stadium in 2002, the Cardinals unveiled a jersey that for the first time in eight decades will feature the words “St. Louis” in script on the front. The Redbirds also announce the team will wear red hats on the road instead of navy and their logo will have more-detailed cardinals on the bat.


  • Bill (Fiddler Bill) McGee (1909)Fiddler Bill McGee was a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 30’s. He and a couple of other players had a small music group called the Mississippi Mudcats and used to play before the games as well as other places. The St. Louis Cardinals acquired his violin from his family and had it put back in shape. It will be displayed at the Cardinals Hall of Fame in St. Louis, MO.
  • Don Hahn (1948) – centerfielder that played seven games for the Cardinals in 1975 with one ht in eight plate appearances. 
  • Jordan Walden (1987) -On November 17, 2014, the Braves traded Walden and Jason Heyward to the St. Louis Cardinals for Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins. Walden and the Cardinals signed a two-year extension on December 23, 2014, worth $6.6 million. Through April 29, 2015, he made 12 appearances with 12 strikeouts and one run allowed in 10+1⁄3 IP for a 0.87 ERA. However, he was unable to pitch after that due to shoulder stiffness. On May 6, he was diagnosed with a right shoulder strain. The Cardinals initially estimated a timetable of six to ten weeks before he could return to pitching, but recovery took much longer than expected. Instead, his shoulder did not recover, leaving the possibility of surgery to repair the rotator cuff.