1927 March

3rd  Babe Ruth signs for a reported $70,000 a year for 3 years.

8th In the Grapefruit League, Rogers Hornsby appears in a Giants game for the first time and contributes 3 hits as New York pounds the Browns, 13–1.

9th  In a practice game in spring training, Joe Judge hits a line drive that hits Walter Johnson in the foot, breaking a small bone in the ankle and sidelining him for over two months. The 38-year-old will never completely recover from the injury.

A depressed outfielder Johnny Mostil tries to commit suicide by slashing himself with a razor. His White Sox teammate Red Faber learns that the cause of Mostil’s depression is that the outfielder has been having an affair with Faber’s wife. Mostil will play just 13 games for Chicago in 1927, but like Faber, will play all his games in a Sox uniform.

17th In a battle of Irish managers on St. Patrick’s Day, the Cardinals beat John McGraw’s Giants, 3–0, in a Grapefruit League contest. Cards manager Bob O’Farrell also clouts a home run.

28th In a final exhibition match between last year’s series opponents, the Yanks score 4 in the first off the Cards Grover Cleveland Alexander. Then Alex shuts down the Yanks until leaving in the 8th, and the Cards score 2 in the 9th to win 6–4. Both teams use their regular lineups, the only teams to make no starting changes from last year’s teams. The 4 runs off Alexander are the first the 40-year-old veteran has allowed in 15 innings of spring work.