March 8 in Cardinals History

In 1900, the National League goes from 12 teams to eight teams. Also, the Cardinals purchased the contracts of John McGraw, Wilbert Robinson and Bill Keister from Brooklyn

Allen Craig and the Cardinals agree to a $31 million, a five-year deal valued at $43 million over six seasons in 2013.


Jim Hughey – finished the 1899 season with a 4-30 record and the record for most losses by a pitcher which hasn’t been broken to this day.

Josh Clarke was an outfielder who played for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1905.  He hit .239 for a career.

Bob Grim- made his debut on April 18, 1954, and pitched 20.1 innings for the Cardinals in 1960 where he went 1-0 with a 3.05 ERA. 

Dick Allen – was born in 1942 and played 15 seasons in the major leagues with 1970 in a Cardinals uniform as he played in 122 games and smacked 34 home runs and drove in 102 RBI’s.

Kevin Hagen is a former pitcher who played from 1983 through 1984 for the St. Louis Cardinals and finished with a 3-2 record in 29.2 innings. 

Mark Salas is a former catcher who played in Major League Baseball from 1984-1991. He played 21 games for the Cardinals in his rookie season. He was taken by the Twins in the 1984 Rule V draft. 

Juan Encarnacion-  was struck in the face by a foul ball hit by teammate Aaron Miles while he was in the on-deck circle. Encarnación suffered multiple fractures to his left eye socket and an injury to his left eye and missed the remainder of the 2007 season.

Mark Worrell was called up to the major leagues by the St. Louis Cardinals on June 1, 2008, and made his debut on June 3. On June 5, Worrell hit a three-run home run in his first major league at-bat.

Tommy Pham was called up to the major leagues with the Cardinals for the first time on September 7, 2014. On July 5, 2015, Pham hit his first major league home run the day after collecting his first major league hit. He was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays in 2018.


Sid Benton