Friday, August 23, 2013

August 23, 1943: The Cardinals Pound The Braves In Boston

On August 23, 1943, the Cardinals picked up nineteen hits in a 14-5 win over the Braves in Boston. It was an offensive assault from the beginning . The Braves starter Manny Salvo lasted just three innings, giving up seven hits while six runs crossed the plate. Ben Cardoni took over on the bump for Salvo in the fourth and he got to feel the wrath of the Cardinals bats as well. Cardoni gave up twelve hits and eight runs as he went the rest of the way for the Braves. Stan Musial got things going for the Birds in the first with an rbi triple. In the third inning Johnny Hopp helped Salvo's day come to an early end with a two run blast that had the Cardinals rolling. At the end of the day, every batter in the Cardinals lineup had picked up a hit. Third baseman Deb Garms led the team with four hits and shortstop Marty Marion knocked in four runs despite being limited to just two hits in five at bats. While it looks like it was an easy win for the Redbirds, it took everything Max Lanier had to keep the Braves from doing more damage than they did. Lanier gave up fourteen hits as he went the distance to pick up his 10th win of the season. The Cardinals absolutely owned the Braves in '43, after that game they had beaten them 14 out of 16 times, by season's end they had beaten them 19 times while losing just 3.

Check out the box score:

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