This Week in STL Sports Birthdays


Last week, we celebrated Thanksgiving, the birthdays of a few local legends such as Stan Musial and the first time the 2010 Rams were able to hang onto a road victory despite their best efforts to cough up a 20 point lead in the 4th quarter. 

November 28
Sixto Lezcano (1953)

Sure Sixto only played 72 games for Cardinals in 1981, but he also happened to be part of two major trades to and fro the Cardinals.

Trade 1: Sixto Lezcano, David Green and Dave Lapoint joined the Cardinals in exchange for Rollie Fingers, Ted Simmons and Pete Vuckovich.

Trade 2: Sixto Lezcano and Garry Templeton leave the Cardinals in exchange for Steve Mura and a guy named Ozzie Smith.

November 29
Pavol Demitra (1974)
During his time with the Blues, Demitra played 50% his career, scored 67% of his career 304 goals and won 100% of his Lady Byng trophies.

December 1
Larry Walker (1966)
In 2004, the Cardinals front office actively demonstrated their credo that it’s never too late in the season to acquire a lefthanded Canadian MVP for players to be named later. Words to live by, MLB general managers. 

December 2
Ron & Rich Sutter (1963)
The twin brothers played a combined 7 seasons for the Blues, but it was pure magic in 91-92 when their careers overlapped and saw them on the same team, a team that happened to be coached by Brian Sutter.  If only Ron Caron could have acquired Brent from the Islanders that same season, the Blues would have had a monopoly on active Sutters.

December 4
David Green (1960)
We were all ready to throw a big surprise party on Saturday for the KFNS top dog, Dave Greene, until we realized that this Dave Green was the guy who actually played for the Cardinals in the early 80′s.  Sorry for the mistake, fellas.

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