November 20 in Cardinals History


As part of a 3-team trade in 1981, the Cleveland Indians sent Bo Diaz to the Philadelphia Phillies. The Philadelphia Phillies sent a player to be named later to the Cleveland Indians. The Philadelphia Phillies sent Lonnie Smith to the St. Louis Cardinals. The St. Louis Cardinals sent Silvio Martinez and Lary Sorensen to the Cleveland Indians. The Philadelphia Phillies sent Scott Munninghoff (December 9, 1981) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

In 2011, The Seattle Mariners traded Ty Kelly to the St. Louis Cardinals for Sam Gaviglio.

2023-Cardinals, Lance Lynn Agree To One-Year Deal



  • George McBride (1880)He started off with the short-lived Milwaukee Brewers (they moved to St. Louis, Missouri after the 1901 season and became the Browns), but he only had 12 at-bats in three games. After stints in semi-pro ball, he joined the Pirates in 1905 but was traded mid-season to the Cardinals.
  • Gabe White (1971) Made his debut in 19944 with the Expos and played his last one on June 7, 2005 with the Cardinals. White gave up the final hit by Tony Gwynn. 
  • J.D. Drew (1975) – was selected in the first round of the 1998 MLB draft, fifth overall, by the St. Louis Cardinals. In June he signed a $7 million contract,[5] then hit .316 through 26 games with the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds. He was recalled by the Cardinals and made his debut on September 8, 1998—the game in which teammate Mark McGwire broke the single-season home run record previously held by Roger Maris. Drew’s first at bat, in the sixth inning, resulted in a strikeout, and he finished the night 0-for-2. He ended up going 15-for-36 (.417) during 1998, with five home runs.In his book Three Nights in August, Buzz Bissinger mentions former manager Tony La Russa’s frustration with Drew’s lack of passion. La Russa tells Bissinger that it seems Drew had decided to “settle for 75%” of his talent, in large part because of his enormous contract.


  • Dick Sisler 1998