November 23 in Cardinals History


  • 1912- Sacramento (PCL) purchased Jack Bliss from the Cardinals.
  • 1926- The St. Louis Cardinals signed Rabbit Maranville as a free agent.
  • 1933- The Cincinnati Reds selected Gordon Slade off waivers from the Cardinals.
  • 1976- The Houston Astros traded Jerry DaVanon and Larry Dierker to the Cardinals for Bob Detherage and Joe Ferguson.
  • 1998- The Cardinals signed Scott Radinsky as a free agent.
  • 2005- The Cardinals signed Brad Voyles as a free agent.
  • 2006- The Cardinals signed Mike Smith as a free agent.



  • Bubber Jonnard (1897) – a catcher that hit .230 lifetime and on December 13, 1927, he was part of a trade in which the Phillies received pitcher Jimmy Ring and catcher Johnny Schulte from the Cardinals in exchange for Jonnard, infielder Jimmy Cooney and outfielder Johnny Mokan.
  • John Anderson (1929) – a pitcher with no wins and no losses but had a  6.45 lifetime ERA. The Cardinals acquired him in the 1961 Rule 5 draft. He made the Redbirds’ 1962 early-season roster and turned in a solid overall performance, registering his lone MLB save and allowing only one run in five relief appearances over 61⁄3 innings pitched through May 5. Two days later, the Cardinals included him in a trade to the Colt .45s, a brand-new expansion team, in which St. Louis obtained veteran left-hander Bobby Shantz from Houston for Anderson and outfielder Carl Warwick. 
  • Dwain Anderson (1947)His career with the Cardinals began mostly as a pinch hitter and late inning defensive replacement for aging shortstop Dal Maxvill. As the season progressed, and Anderson’s batting average hovered around .300, Maxvill was dealt to Anderson’s former club, the A’s. Shortly afterwards, Anderson hit his only major league home run off the New York Mets’ Bob Rauch, however, just over a week later, Anderson suffered a season ending injury. He ended the season batting .267, and was named to the Topps All-Star Rookie Team. He entered Spring training 1973 expecting to battle Mike Tyson for the starting shortstop job, but a poor Spring relegated him to backup utility infielder. He appeared in eighteen games with the Cardinals, almost exclusively as a pinch hitter, and batted just .118. Having also become something of a defensive liability, Anderson began seeing less and less playing time, and on June 7 he was traded to the San Diego Padres for Dave Campbell.
  • Glenn Brummer (1954)Signed by the Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1974, he made his Major League Baseball debut with St. Louis on May 25, 1981. On August 22, 1982, Brummer stole home plate with two outs in the bottom of the 12th inning to give the Cardinals a 5–4 win over the San Francisco Giants. A steal of home is a rare play, and the attempt was made especially unusual because there were two strikes on the Cardinals batter. With two strikes, a batter must be prepared to swing at a good pitch, and this normally prevents a runner from stealing home. Cardinals manager Whitey Herzog said that he did not plan Brummer’s stolen base attempt. “Nobody knew he was coming. I didn’t, either,” Herzog said. This was one of four career stolen bases for Brummer.Brummer was on the Cardinals postseason roster when they defeated the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1982 World Series. He did not play in the National League Championship Series and did not have any World Series plate appearances, but he played catcher in the ninth inning of World Series Game 6, which the Cardinals won 13–1. On March 24, 1985, Brummer was released by the Cardinals. The next month, he signed with the Texas Rangers. Brummer appeared in his final major league game on October 6, 1985. He was released by the Rangers on November 13 of that year. Brummer’s last season to play professional baseball was 1986, when he played 79 games for the Hawaii Islanders, the Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Colin Porter (1975) -An outfielder, Porter reached the Major League Baseball level in 2003 with the Houston Astros and also the St. Louis Cardinals in 2004. In one season in a Cardinals uniform he hit one home run and batted in two and had a ,245 bating average


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