December 12, 1984: Cardinals trade George Hendrick to the Pirates for John Tudor

As Whitey Herzog looked ahead to the 1985 season, he knew he had plenty of outfield talent in the pipeline, but he desperately needed pitching. The Pirates, meanwhile, had plenty of pitching but needed to add punch to their offense. So on December 12, 1984, the Cardinals traded outfielder George Hendrick and utility man SteveContinue reading “December 12, 1984: Cardinals trade George Hendrick to the Pirates for John Tudor”

July 18, 1984: Terry Pendleton gets three hits in his MLB debut

Terry Pendleton had to admit that as he took part in Cardinals’ batting practice prior to his first major league game, he was nervous. “It’s hit me that I’m in the big leagues, but in a way it hasn’t,” the 24-year-old said after making his debut just two years after the Cardinals drafted him inContinue reading “July 18, 1984: Terry Pendleton gets three hits in his MLB debut”

June 15, 1984: Cardinals trade Ken Oberkfell for Ken Dayley and Mike Jorgensen

To acquire a relief pitcher who would become a cornerstone of their bullpen during their 1985 and 1987 National League pennant seasons, the Cardinals traded away one of the few remaining players from their 1982 world championship club. On June 15, 1984, the Cardinals traded infielder Ken Oberkfell, the team’s leading hitter at the timeContinue reading “June 15, 1984: Cardinals trade Ken Oberkfell for Ken Dayley and Mike Jorgensen”