Preserving the Rich History of the St. Louis Cardinals
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
July 24, 1949: Stan The Man Hits For The Cycle In Brooklyn
On July 24, 1949, just one day after the Cardinals pulled off a dramatic ninth inning rally, Stan The Man Musial hit for the cycle in a 14-1 rout of the Dodgers in Brooklyn. Musial started his day with a first inning triple off of Don Newcombe, then followed it up with a single off of Carl Erskine in the third. Musial took Erskine deep in the fifth then completed the cycle with a double against him in the seventh. Erskine chose to walk The Man in the ninth as the Cardinals cruised to an easy victory over Dem Bums in Brooklyn. Stan earned the nickname "The Man" from those Dodgers fans in Brooklyn, in 22 games at Ebbets Field in '48 and '49 Musial carried a .531 average on 43 hits, 11 of those hits were doubles, 5 were triples, and 8 of them were home runs. It was said the fans in Brooklyn would see him walking to the plate they would say "Uh oh, here comes the man again. Here comes The Man."