Wednesday, July 9, 2014

July 9, 1955: Musial Slams The Cubbies

     On July 9, 1955, Stan The Man Musial erased a 1-0 deficit with a sixth inning grand slam that proved to be all the Cardinals would need to beat the Cubs by the score of 4-2 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Tom Poholsky grabbed the W with a complete game effort that included six strikeouts. Poholsky did have a couple hiccups in the contest, as he served up solo shots to Jim King and Hank Sauer. On the other side of the diamond Warren Hacker was in search of his 10th win of the season, and he made a strong run at it until the bottom of the sixth inning rolled around. A free pass, and two perfectly laid out bunts, and an error later, the bases were loaded. The Man who wore the six on his back stepped to the plate sent the 310th home run of his career over the wall. It was the fifth grand slam of his Hall of Fame career. He had four more packed in his bat.

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