The younger brother and teammate of Lindy McDaniel, Von was an 18-year-old phenom
in 1957. He shut out the Dodgers 2-0 in his first ML start June 26, allowing only
two infield hits, and one-hit the Pirates July 28. A sore shoulder ended his career
the following year.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»June 21, 1957: One month after graduating from high school, Cardinals P Von McDaniel, 18, 2-hits the Dodgers in his first ML start, 2-0. He holds the Dodgers hitless until the sixth inning.