Friday, August 16, 2013

August 16, 1963: Boyer Leads An 18 Hit Attack On The Giants

On August 16, 1963, the Cardinals exploded for 18 hits in a 13-0 rout of the San Francisco Giants in St. Louis. The offensive outburst was led by the Cardinals Captain Ken Boyer who picked up 4 hits in 6 at bats which included 2 doubles, 2 ribbies, and 4 runs scored. The only player in the starting lineup that didn't get a hit that day was Stan Musial, Musial left the game in the sixth after going 0 for 4. Stan didn't have to worry about being on the hook since the rest of the Cardinals lineup was knocking the ball around at ease. Both George Altman and Bill White drove in three runs, while Boyer was joined by Tim McCarver and the Cardinals pitcher Curt Simmons with two rbi's apiece. Simmons also went the distance for the Birds.

Here's the Box Score:

With Ken Boyer being a key part of today's fact I thought I would pass a friend of mines page along please check it out. His name is Kevin McCann and he is trying to write a book about the life of Ken Boyer. Right now Kevin is in the middle of a kickstarter campaign to help fund the different expenses that it will take to complete this project. He is approaching the goal with just a few days left, but he still needs help. If you go to this website you can read a detailed description of what he is trying to do and what a donation will get you. There are several incentives for donating.  I promise all the followers of this page that I will not try to sell things here, I just believe in this project and I hope to see it come to fruition.

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