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1960 St. Louis Cardinals

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1959 / 1961

86-68, Finished 3rd in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Solly Hemus (86-68)
GM: Bing Devine
Scored 639 runs, Allowed 616 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 80-74

Ballparks: Busch Stadium I · Attendance: 1,096,632 (5th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
Batting - 108, Pitching - 108 · one-year: Batting - 108, Pitching - 107 Franchise Executives
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1959 / 1961 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from October 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

October 13, 1959

Released Hal Jeffcoat.

November 30, 1959

Drafted Darrell Johnson from the New York Yankees in the 1959 rule 5 draft.

Tom Baker selected by the Kansas City Athletics in the 1959 minor league draft.

December 2, 1959

Traded Chuck Staniland (minors) and Gene Green to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Bob Nieman.

December 4, 1959

Traded Bill Smith and Bobby Smith to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Carl Sawatski.

December 15, 1959

Traded Don Blasingame to the San Francisco Giants. Received Daryl Spencer and Leon Wagner.

December 21, 1959

Traded Tom Cheney and Gino Cimoli to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Ron Kline.


Signed Craig Anderson as an amateur free agent.

Signed Gary Dotter as an amateur free agent.

Signed Tom Hilgendorf as an amateur free agent.

Signed Gary Kolb as an amateur free agent.

Signed Dal Maxvill as an amateur free agent.

Signed Santiago Rosario as an amateur free agent.

Signed Ray Washburn as an amateur free agent.

Sold Joe McClain to Charleston (American Association) for $100.

Bucky Brandon received from the Pittsburgh Pirates in an unknown transaction.

April, 1960

Sold Howie Nunn to the Cincinnati Reds.

May 19, 1960 (Standings)

Sold Frank Barnes to the Chicago White Sox.

May 20, 1960 (Standings)

Signed Curt Simmons as a free agent.

May 28, 1960 (Standings)

Traded Dick Gray and Vinegar Bend Mizell to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Ed Bauta and Julian Javier.

June 2, 1960 (Standings)

Purchased Bobby Tiefenauer from the Cleveland Indians.

June 7, 1960 (Standings)

Signed Del Rice as a free agent.

June 15, 1960 (Standings)

Traded Duke Carmel and Jim Donohue to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received John Glenn.

Traded Jim McKnight to the Chicago Cubs. Received Walt Moryn.

July 21, 1960 (Standings)

Signed Doug Clemens as an amateur free agent.

July 29, 1960 (Standings)

Purchased Bob Grim from the Cincinnati Reds.

August 2, 1960 (Standings)

Marshall Bridges selected by the Cincinnati Reds off waivers.

August 5, 1960 (Standings)

Released Darrell Johnson.

September 2, 1960 (Standings)

Purchased Rocky Bridges from the Cleveland Indians.

September 4, 1960 (Standings)

Released Del Rice. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

September 19, 1960 (Standings)

Purchased Duke Carmel from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Traded Bob Sadowski to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Don Landrum.

October 11, 1960 (Standings)

Released Rocky Bridges.

Traded a player to be named later, Cal Browning, Leon Wagner and cash to Toronto (International). Received Al Cicotte. The St. Louis Cardinals sent Ellis Burton (January 26, 1961) to Toronto (International) to complete the trade.

November 28, 1960

Billy Harrell drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 1960 rule 5 draft.

Gary Dotter selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 1960 first-year draft.

Jack Hamilton selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1960 minor league draft.

December 29, 1960

Released Marv Grissom.


Signed Darrell Johnson as a free agent.

Signed Dennis Aust as an amateur free agent.

Signed George Kernek as an amateur free agent.

Signed Chuck Taylor as an amateur free agent.

Signed Bill Wakefield as an amateur free agent.

Signed Floyd Wicker as an amateur free agent.

Signed Ron Willis as an amateur free agent.

Obtained Don Taussig from Portland (PCL) as part of a minor league working agreement.

March 15, 1961

Signed Red Schoendienst as a free agent.

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1959 / 1961 Trades and Transactions