October 31 in Cardinals History

The Cardinals release right-hander Burleigh Grimes in 1931, the last legal spitballer. Ol’ Stubblebeard will finish his 19-year Hall of Fame career with a 270-212 record along with an ERA of 3.53.

3007- John Mozeliak was named GM of the Cardinals

In 2011, the World Champion Cardinals announced that Tony La Russa, the team’s manager for the past 16 seasons, has decided to retire. The 67 year-old skipper, who is only 35 games behind John McGraw on the all-time list for second place for games won, compiled a 2,728–2,365 (.536) managerial record during his 33 seasons with the White Sox, A’s and St. Louis.

Granted Free Agency

Carlos Beltran, Chris Carpenter, Rafael Furcal and Edward Mujica were each granted free agency in 2013.


  • Ed Burns 1887
  • Leo Dickerman 1896
  • Allyn Stout 1909
  • Ed Spiezio 1941
  • Ray Soff 1958
  • Mike Gallego 1960


  • Dick Padden 1922
  • Hub Perdue 1968
  • Sheriff Blake 1982
  • Rocky Nelson 2006