The cardinals came up with a new idea. Players would begin wearing numbers on their uniforms. Years later, it would be the Cardinals again who start putting player’s names on the uniforms.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.