1982

April 1, 1982: Cardinals acquire reliever Jeff Lahti in trade with Reds

Less than a week before the start of the 1982 season, Whitey Herzog found himself with more pitchers than he had roster spots. To alleviate the roster jam, the Cardinals made a trade to acquire a reliever who specialized in getting out of jams. On April 1, 1982, the Cardinals traded swingman Bob Shirley to …

April 1, 1982: Cardinals acquire reliever Jeff Lahti in trade with Reds Read More »

September 4, 1982: Lonnie Smith ties NL record with five stolen bases

The 1982 St. Louis Cardinals established exactly what baseball observers meant by the term “Whiteyball,” and no player on the roster was more likely to steal a base – or five – than Lonnie Smith. On September 4, 1982, Smith did exactly that, tying a modern-day National League record with five stolen bases in a …

September 4, 1982: Lonnie Smith ties NL record with five stolen bases Read More »