Preserving the Rich History of the St. Louis Cardinals
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
August 6, 1950: The Cards Take Two In Philly
On August 6, 1950, in the first game of a doubleheader at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Red Schoendienst went 5 for 5 with a double and two runs scored in a 7-1 victory over the Phillies. In addition to Shoendienst's 5 for 5 performance, Enos Slaughter picked up 3 hits, and Stan Musial got a hold of his 15th homer of the season. The offense wasn't the only thing working for the boys, Cloyd Boyer pitched a complete game for the Birds, striking out 9 while allowing just 4 hits. The second game didn't have the offensive explosion that the first game had but that wouldn't stop the Cards from picking up their second win of the day. Max Lanier pitched a 6 hit complete game shutout and third baseman Eddie Kazak came up big when he knocked in Musial and Shoendienst with a fourth inning single. Kazak's ribbies proved to be all the scoring the team needed as they rolled to a 2-0 victory behind another great pitching performance.