February 9, 1988: Cardinals trade Horton and Johnson for DeLeon

For years, Cardinals scouts had believed in Jose DeLeon’s potential. On February 9, 1988, the team gambled on that potential, trading center fielder Lance Johnson, left-handed pitcher Rick Horton, and an estimated $100,000 to the White Sox to obtain the 27-year-old right-hander. Negotiations for the right-hander had begun back in back in November, but CardinalsContinue reading “February 9, 1988: Cardinals trade Horton and Johnson for DeLeon”

February 28, 1989: Red Schoendienst is elected to the Hall of Fame

After 33 years, Red Schoenienst and Stan Musial were roommates once again – this time in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. On February 28, 1989, Hall of Fame president Ed Stack called Schoendienst to share the good news that the 10-time all-star had been elected to the Hall of Fame by the veterans committee.Continue reading “February 28, 1989: Red Schoendienst is elected to the Hall of Fame”