1923 March

6th  The Cardinals announce that their players will wear numerals on their uniforms, and number them according to the batting order. It doesn’t happen this season.

7th  After sitting out most of last season, 35-year-old Fred Toney signs for one more year with the Cards.

The New England American Legion appeals to Commissioner Landis to discontinue morning games on Memorial Day. The request is turned down.

8th  Judge Landis allows former Giants lefthanded pitcher Rube Benton to return to the NL. Benton had admitted prior knowledge of the 1919 WS fix, but he remained in baseball, winning 22 for St. Paul (American Association). NL President Heydler disagrees with Landis, calling Benton “undesirable,” but does not stop the Reds from signing him. Benton, 35, will be 14-10 for the 2nd-place Reds.

30th The Red Sox announce that they are filing a $15,000 suit against the Tigers because P Carl Holling, acquired in a trade last October, has not reported. Holling never does pitch.