Sunday, August 18, 2013

August 18, 1957: The Cardinals Win Both Ends Of A Doubleheader In Milwaukee

On August 18, 1957, in the first game of a doubleheader in Milwaukee, the Cardinals found themselves down 6-1 after 6 innings before they came storming back. The team scored one run in the seventh, two in the eighth, then two more to tie it up in the ninth. Stan Musial hit a two run home run in the tenth to complete the Redbird rally as they held off the Braves to win 8-6. The Cardinals starter Herm Wehmeier got roughed up early and often before being yanked in the sixth. The bullpen took over and turned in a stellar performance that led to the first win of Billy Muffet's big league career. The second game was all Cardinals, Vinegar Bend Mizell turned in a four-hit complete game shutout while the offense rocked and rolled to the tune of 12 hits as they cruised to a 6-0 victory. Wally Moon led the Cardinals offensive attack in that game, he went 3 for 4 with a big blast in the sixth inning, while the hero of the first game Stan Musial went 2 for 5 with an rbi. Musial's home run in the first game was hit #2,931, it put him at eleventh on the all time list, it gave him one more hit than both Jake Beckley and Rogers Hornsby.

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