Friday, February 02, 2007

Other Cards news

May former Cardinals General Manager Bing Devine rest in peace.
Vaughan P. "Bing" Devine, was general manager of the Cardinals from 1957 to 1964 and again in 1967-68, and helped acquire Hall of Fame players Bob Gibson and Lou Brock. The Brock trade with the Cubs is considered one of the most lopsided deals in major league history.

The Cardinals won World Series titles in 1964 and 1967, and the pennant in 1968.

Devine also was assistant to the president, and then president, of the New York Mets in the late 1960s. He later served as president of the NFL's St. Louis Cardinals from 1981 to 1986. He eventually returned to work with the baseball Cardinals, as a special scout and adviser to general manager Walt Jocketty.
Jeff Weaver is no longer a Cardinal as his agent, Scott Boras, was asking too much.

Preston Wilson, an outfielder who was signed on waivers during the 2006 season, has signed a one year contract to return to the Cardinals.

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