Sunday, August 11, 2013

August 11, 1946: Stan The Man Goes On a Tear

On August 11, 1946, Stan The Man Musial picked up 8 hits in 10 at bats as the Cardinals took both games of a doubleheader against the Reds in Cincinnati. Stan along with his pal Enos Slaughter killed it in the first game, Stan went 4 for 5 with a triple and three runs scored and a ribbie, while Slaughter went  5 for 6 with 7 ribbies and a run scored in the 15-4 beatdown. In the second game Stan went 4 for 5 again which included a double and a homer in the 7-3 victory that completed a sweep of the Reds. The next day the team was in Chicago to take on the Cubs and Musial's hot bat didn't cool off, the Cardinals slugger went 4 for 4 with a double and two ribbies in the 5-0 win over the baby bears. Musial wasn't the only star of that game, Al Brazle went the distance for the Birds allowing just three hits in the complete game shutout. It capped off two pretty good days for The Man, he picked up a total of 12 hits in 14 at bats, he was headed toward a World Series Title as well as his second National League MVP award.

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Today I'll give you links to all three box scores
Game 1 of the 8/11/46 doubleheader:
Game 2 of the 8/11/46 doubleheader :

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