Rogers, I’ve Got Your Number – 8? 6? 7? 5? 3? Oh, 9!
Heydler made it sound as though it was a unified voice, but the meeting minutes show Cardinals owner Sam Breadon’s initial reluctance to adopt numbers in 1932, believing the rest of the league was forced into it since the Braves did it. Breadon even suggested the Cardinals might use two sets of uniform numbers. Realizing numbers were inevitable, Breadon seconded the motion set forth by Cincinnati’s Sidney Weil.