November 19 in Cardinals History

1962– The Cardinals trade pitcher Don Cardwell and infielder Julio Gotay to the Pirates for shortstop Dick Groat and pitcher Diomedes Olivo. The Redbirds’ new infielder will become a central cog in the team’s World championship in 1964.


  • Stu Martin (1912)He began his professional baseball career in the St. Louis Cardinals organization in 1934. The following season, he hit .338 in the Piedmont League. He was brought up to the major league club in 1936. Martin platooned with Frankie Frisch in his rookie season and hit .298, with career-highs in on-base percentage and slugging percentage. He was named to the National League All-Star team. He continued to play semi-regularly for St. Louis for the rest of the decade. However, in 1940 his batting numbers declined, and he was sold to the Pittsburgh Pirates after the season
  • Eddie Morgan (1914)reached the majors in 1936 with the St. Louis Cardinals, spending one year for them before moving to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1937. On April 14, 1936, Morgan hit a pinch-hit home run on the very first pitch he faced in his first career at bat (becoming the first pinch hitter ever to do so), but he saw little action after that, going 5 for 18 in eight appearances. At the end of the season, he was sent by St. Louis to Brooklyn in the same transaction that brought George Earnshaw to the Cardinals. 
  • Joe Morgan (1930) -A left-handed-hitting second baseman, third baseman and outfielder, Morgan batted over the .300 mark three times in the high minors between 1956 and 1959. He could not, however, crack the Braves’ lineup, nor those of the Philadelphia Phillies, Kansas City Athletics, Cleveland Indians and St. Louis Cardinals. In parts of four Major League seasons, he appeared in 88 games, collected 36 hits, and batted .193.
  • Larry Haney (1942) – Topps baseball cards for 1968 and 1969 are popular because the 1969 card is simply the reverse image of the 1968 card. He appears as a left-handed throwing catcher (with a mitt that fits on his right hand) in the 1969 card. The player/coach in the background (of both cards) is also reversed.
  • Bobby Tolan (1945) -Tolan was a reserve outfielder during his years with the Cardinals, with whom he won a World Series title in 1967. He also played on the 1968 National League champions; however, the Cardinals lost to the Detroit Tigers in the World Series in seven games, after leading three games to one. Seeking to boost their offense, the Cardinals traded Tolan and reliever Wayne Granger to Cincinnati for veteran outfielder Vada Pinson.
  • Jeff Burblinger (1970) – no career hits. He was drafted by the Cardinals in the 7th round of the 1993 Major League Baseball Draft. Berblinger played his first professional season with the Class-A Glens Falls Redbirds and Class A St. Petersburg Cardinals in 1993. He played his last season with the AAA Omaha Royals and Nashville Sounds in 2001. a few games in MLB in 1997.


Cub Stricker 1937