|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» April 15, 1911:
The Reds and Cards swap catchers, with Mike Gonzales going to Cincy and Ivy Wingo to St. Louis. |
» May 23, 1925: The Cards trade C Mike Gonzalez and infielder Howard Freigau to the Cubs for catcher Bob O'Farrell. O'Farrell, who suffered a fractured skull from a foul tip, played just 71 games in 1924 and lost his job to Gabby Hartnett. But O'Farrell will have a banner year for the Cards, hitting .293 and catching 146 games, and then take over as manager in 1927. Freigau will hit .307 for the year.
» June 7, 1940: With the Cardinals starting badly (14-24), owner Sam Breadon fires Ray Blades as manager. Bill Southworth is brought back from Rochester to replace him. Mike Gonzales is the interim manager until Southworth arrives.