December 16, 1988: Cardinals get Milt Thompson in trade with Phillies

  From the moment he arrived in St. Louis, the Cardinals saw Milt Thompson as a Whitey Herzog type of player. On December 16, 1988, the Cardinals traded outfielder Curt Ford and catcher Steve Lake to the Phillies for Thompson. A former second-round pick of the Braves in 1979, Thompson was expected to serve asContinue reading “December 16, 1988: Cardinals get Milt Thompson in trade with Phillies”