May 13, 1958: Musial reaches 3,000 hits

Stan Musial and the Cardinals had planned for his 3,000th career hit to take place in St. Louis. Then baseball, as it so often does, got in the way. Musial entered the 1958 season with 2,957 hits and quickly closed in on the milestone, opening the season with a 17-game hit streak. That season-opening tearContinue reading “May 13, 1958: Musial reaches 3,000 hits”

How Red Schoendienst called his shot before his 1950 all-star game home run

St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Red Schoendienst was never quite sure what came over himself. The native of Germantown, Illinois, had never been one for boasting, but as he shagged fly balls in the Comiskey Park outfield alongside his fellow 1950 National League All-Stars, something came over him and he pointed to the right-field bleachers.Continue reading “How Red Schoendienst called his shot before his 1950 all-star game home run”

June 17, 1956: Whitey Herzog steals home

More than twenty-six years before Glenn Brummer made his mad dash home on August 22, 1982, to give the Cardinals a 5-4 victory over the Giants in 12 innings, a Washington Senators rookie named Whitey Herzog swiped home for his second career stolen base. Herzog, who engineered the Whiteyball teams that regularly stole more thanContinue reading “June 17, 1956: Whitey Herzog steals home”