November 28 in Cardinals History


The Houston Astros traded Ray Busse and Bobby Fenwick in 1972 to the Cardinals for Skip Jutze and Milt Ramirez.

The Cardinals signed Bryn Smith as a free agent in 1989

The Atlanta Braves traded Ramon Caraballo to the St. Louis Cardinals for Aldo Pecorilli in 1994.

2001- Cardinals signed Gabe Molina as a free agent.

 Cardinals signed Gary Bennett, Eli Marrero and Kip Wells as a free agents in 2006.

In 2008, Adam Kennedy ends his seven-year tenure with the Angels, signing a $10-million, three-year deal with the Cardinals. The former Redbird farmhand will be reunited with David Eckstein, the second baseman’s double-play partner during the 2002 World Series championship year in Anaheim.



  • Heinie Peitz (1870)He was part of the famed “Pretzel Battery” with pitcher Ted Breitenstein while playing for the Browns and Reds in the 1890s. In 16 seasons of Major League Baseball, Peitz appeared in 1,234 games, scored 532 runs, compiled a .342 career on-base percentage, and had 1,117 hits, 191 doubles, 66 triples, 560 RBIs, 91 stolen bases, and 409 bases on balls.
  • Stan Yerkes (1874) -He played in Major League Baseball from 1901 to 1903 for the Baltimore Orioles and St. Louis Cardinals. Yerkes set many career highs during the 1903 season while pitching for the Cardinals. He appeared in 39 games (starting 37) during that season, and had a 12–21 record with a 3.66 ERA.
  • Lynn King (1907) -MLB Debut September 21, 1935, for the St. Louis Cardinals
    Last MLB appearance September 30, 1939, for the St. Louis Cardinals
    MLB statistics Batting average .208 Home runs 0 Runs batted in 21
  • Bill DeLancey (1911) -As a 22-year-old rookie catcher in 1934, he helped to lead the St. Louis Cardinals’ fabled Gashouse Gang team to the world championship; but, after only one more full big-league season, he was stricken with tuberculosis, effectively ending his playing career.
  • Corky Withrow (1937) -. He played six games  in 1963 for the St. Louis Cardinals, four as a pinch hitter and two as an outfielder.
  • Sixto Lezcano (1953)After the 1980 season, Lezcano was part of a blockbuster 7-player trade with the St. Louis Cardinals, being one of four players traded in exchange for Rollie Fingers, Pete Vuckovich, and Ted Simmons.  Lezcano wasn’t able to consistently crack the starting lineup in St. Louis, and batted .266 with the Cardinals in 1981. Lezcano was involved in another major trade after the 1981 season, being traded to the San Diego Padres with Garry Templeton for Ozzie Smith.
  • Craig Wilson (1984) – He turned down a scholarship offer to play college football at Howard University in order to play college baseball at Anne Arundel Community College. He was selected in the 20th round of the 1984 Major League Baseball Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. He played in the Cardinals’ organization through 1992, including 1989 through 1992 at the Major League level. During the 1992-93 offseason, Wilson was traded along with Félix José to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for Gregg Jeffries and a minor league player.
  • Carlos Villanueva (1983) -On February 4, 2015, the St. Louis Cardinals signed Villanueva to a minor league contract that included an invitation to spring training. The Cardinals added him to their 40-man roster on March 30. On June 27, he pitched the last three innings of an 8–1 victory over the Cubs for his first save of the season, and did so again on August 7 against the Brewers in a 6–0 win.[ It was his fourth and fifth career save of at least three innings. Villanueva pitched solely out of the bullpen in 2015 and was credited with a 4–3 record with two saves, 55 strikeouts, and 50 hits and 21 walks allowed. He posted career-bests in ERA (2.95) and inherited runners strand rate (80.5 percent); the WHIP (1.16), batting average on balls in play (.265) and batting average against (.220) were his best figures since his first MLB season with the Brewers


  • Elmer Miller 1944
  • Bill DeLancey 1946
  • Ed Mc Farland 1959
  • Herb Bremer 1979