December 5, 1957 St. Louis acquires Curt Flood…

December 5, 1957

St. Louis acquires Curt Flood from the Reds, along with Joe Taylor, in exchange for Marty Kutyna, Willard Schmidt, and Ted Wieand. The deal, one of the few ever mandated by team owner Gussie Busch, proves to be very beneficial for the Cardinals when their new 19-year-old player develops into an All-Star Gold Glove center fielder, who will play a pivotal role in the club capturing two world championships and an NL pennant during his 12-year reign in St. Louis.