Thursday, August 1, 2013

August 1, 1957: Stan The Man's 2 Bombs Leads The Cards Passed The Giants

On August 1, 1957, Stan The Man led the Redbirds charge in an 8-0 win over the New York Giants at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Musial went 4 for 4 with 2 home runs and 4 ribbies in the contest. Sam Jones went the distance for the Birds scattering 6 hits throughout. The biggest threat of the day came in the ninth when Willie Mays and Ray Jablonski led the inning off with a single, three batters later the Cardinals were in the win column. Musial finished the '57 season with 29 bombs and his .351 average led the National League. Stan once said Jones had the best curveball he ever saw, I'm sure it was workin that night in St. Louie.

Here's the box score:

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