March 3 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History

Steve Braun was signed as a free agent in 1981 by the Cardinals.


Ed Phelps  (March 3, 1879 – January 31, 1942) was a catcher that played for  St. Louis Cardinals (1909–1910) .

Robby Locke played for the Cardinals for part of the 1962 season.  (born March 3, 1934, in Rowes Run, Pennsylvania).

Don Dennis  (March 3, 1942 – March 22, 2007)  played in 1965 and 1966 for the St. Louis Cardinals. Dennis batted and threw right-handed. In a two-season career, Dennis posted a 6–5 record with a 3.69 ERA and eight saves in 79 games

Skeeter Barnes played for Cardinals in 1987.

Scott Radinsky played for the Cardinals in 1999-2000 and finished his career with a 42–25 record, a 3.44 ERA, and 358 strikeouts in 481-2/3 innings pitched.

Jose Oliva  (March 3, 1971 – December 22, 1997),  was the last St. Louis Cardinal to wear jersey number 42, which has since been retired league wide by Major League Baseball in honor of Jackie Robinson. He hit .178 with 13 home runs and 31 runs batted in for a career.

John Nelson born March 3, 1979, in Denton, Texas) was promoted to the Cardinals on September 5, 2006, wearing the number 62, and made his major league debut on September 7, striking out against the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Greg Aquino. In his first big-league action, he went 0-5 with 4 strikeouts.


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