April 9, 1964 Much to the chagrin of team exec…

April 9, 1964

Much to the chagrin of team executive Branch Rickey,St. Louis trades Jimmie Coker and Gary Kolb to the Braves for Bob Uecker. The Cardinals’ new catcher, after introducing himself, is quickly informed by Rickey, “I didn’t want you. I wouldn’t trade one Gary Kolb for a hundred Bob Ueckers.”