November 17 in Cardinals History

November 17th in Cardinals History

In 2008,  Albert Pujols (.357, 37, 116) wins his second Most Valuable Player award of his eight-year major league career. The 28- year-old All-Star first baseman of the fourth-place Cardinals, the only player listed on every ballot, receives 18 of the 32 first-place votes cast by the BBWAA to outpoint runner-up Ryan Howard of the World Champions Phillies, 369-308.

2023- Non-tendered the contracts of Dakota Hudson, Jake Woodford, Andrew Knizner and Juan Yepez. 



  • George Scott (1895) -His major league career consisted of two games in 1920 for the St. Louis Cardinals, spaced nearly a month apart.
  • Orlando Pena (1933)  -upon being acquired by the Cardinals on June 15, 1973, he became a key part of the Redbirds’ bullpen, appearing in 84 games and notching nine wins and seven saves with a 2.36 ERA before being sent to his final MLB destination, the Angels, in September 1974. 
  • Eli Marrero (1973) –Marrero was selected in the third round of the June 1993 MLB draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. He missed much of the 2000 season due to thyroid cancer. During that time, he lost his job as the starting catcher for the Cardinals, so when he returned he started logging time in the outfield and at first, in addition to occasional duty behind the plate. While with the Cardinals, Marrero caught Bud Smith’s no-hitter on September 3, 2001.The Cardinals traded Marrero to the Atlanta Braves in December 2003 as part of a package for pitchers Jason Marquis[ and rookie prospect Adam Wainwright,


  • Mort Cooper 1958
  • Paul Derringer 1987
  • Freddy Schmidt 2012
  • Ray Sadecki 2014