June 7, 1981: The Cardinals trade for Joaquin Andujar

Whitey Herzog wasn’t certain exactly what caliber of pitcher he was receiving when he traded for Joaquin Andujar in 1981, but he did know one thing – the Cardinals were getting a personality unlike any they’d ever seen. Herzog had been on the search for pitching when Astros general manager Al Rosen called and offeredContinue reading “June 7, 1981: The Cardinals trade for Joaquin Andujar”

November 20, 1981: Cardinals trade for Lonnie Smith

The day after the Cardinals, Phillies, and Indians agreed on a three-team deal that sent Lonnie Smith to St. Louis, Philadelphia Daily News reporter Bill Conlin wrote that it “was a deal filled with marvelous paradoxes.”[1] The Cardinals already had outfielders George Hendrick, David Green, Dane Iorg, and Sixto Lezcano on the roster, and hadContinue reading “November 20, 1981: Cardinals trade for Lonnie Smith”