» September 17, 1941:
Stan Musial makes his ML debut, going 2-for-4 as
the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Boston Braves. Musial,
who started the season in the Western Association
(Class C), will hit .426 in 12 games.
» October 1, 1942: Behind 30, the Yankees tie it up in the top of the 8th, but rookie Stan Musial singles in Enos Slaughter in the bottom of the inning to forge a 43 Cardinal victory.
» August 1, 1943:
Players losses to the military have taken some of the competition out of Cards-Brooklyn confrontations, but the brawling doesn't stop. A duster aimed at Stan Musial by Dodger P Les Webber clears both benches.
» September 18, 1943:
The Cardinals clinch the NL pennant. Howie Pollet,
Max Lanier, and Mort Cooper will rank 1-2-3 in NL
ERA, and Al Brazle at 1.53 and Harry Brecheen at 2.27
are near the same level. For hitting, Redbirds prime
with George Kurowski, Walker Cooper, and Stan Musial,
who in his 2nd season hits .357 and has 220 hits,
347 total bases, 48 doubles, 20 triples.
» November 11, 1943: The MVPs for both leagues are named. Spud Chandler
wins it in the AL; Stan Musial, in the NL.
» December 21, 1944: National League averages show Brooklyn's Dixie Walker at the top of the hitters with a .357 mark, ahead of Stan Musial at .347. In an even closer vote than occurred in the American League, the NL MVP award goes to fielding wizard Marty Marion, who tallies one more vote than Cubs slugger Bill Nicholson (189). The Cardinals erred only 112 times and averaged .982, both better than previous records held by the 1940 Reds. Marion is the 3rd different Cardinal in three years to win the honor.
» August 11, 1946:
Stan Musial gets eight hits in nine at bats, as the St. Louis Cardinals sweep the Cincinnati Reds 15-4, 7-3.
» October 15, 1946: Enos Slaughter sprints all the way from 1B and slides into home with the winning run in the 8th inning on Harry Walker's double, as the Cardinals edge the Boston Red Sox 43, giving St. Louis the World Series four games to 3. Harry Brecheen wins three games for the Cardinals, including Games six and 7, the only pitcher ever to win those. Billed as the duel between the two best hitters in baseball, the Series sees Stan Musial go 6-for-27 and Ted Williams 5-for-25. With the Series held in two small ballparks and the broadcast fees now aimed at a player pension fund, the Cardinal share of $3,748 and the Red Sox portion of $2,140 is the smallest Series payoff since 1918.
» November 15, 1946: Ted Williams is picked as the AL MVP. A week later
the NL names Stan Musial for the honor.
» May 19, 1947: After 22 hitless at bats, Stan Musial sees his average drop to .140. Treated for appendicitis but avoiding surgery, Musial will not reach the .200 level until mid-June, just after the champion Cardinals get out of last place.
» August 10, 1947: With five hits Stan Musial finally lifts his average over .300, and the Cardinals make a run at the Dodgers sweeping the Pirates, 50 and 75. Murry Dickson allows four hits in the shutout. Musial will finish at .312, and the Cards, five games back of Brooklyn.
» September 22, 1947:
Stan Musial collects his 5th hit in a game for the
5th time in one season, tying Ty Cobb's all-time record.
Musial hits a HR, a double, and 3 singles against
the Boston Braves.
» March 4, 1948: Stan Musial ends his holdout and signs with the Cardinals for $31,000. The next day Harry Brecheen agrees to a St. Louis pact for $16,500.
» April 30, 1948:
A 5-hit game by Stan Musial at Cincinnati is the
first of 4 such performances by him during the
year. He will do it again on May 19, June 22, and
September 22. Only Cobb and Keeler have done it before.
» May 19, 1948: The first-place Cards blast Dodger pitchers for a 147 victory. Stan Musial leads the way with five hits including a triple and double. The two teams combine to set a since-tied National League record (for night games) of 28 runners left on base, 14 each.
» May 20, 1948:
Stan Musial and the Cards continue slugging the Dodgers, winning 134, as The Man has four hits, including a home run and two doubles. Musial is 11-for-15 in the series. Enos Slaughter chips in three hits as Howie Pollet wins over Joe Hatten.
» July 16, 1948:
Rookie Granny Hamner drives in seven runs to lead the Phils to an 1110 squeaker over the Cardinals. Hamner has a pair of doubles and a single to go along with spectacular fielding, starting DPs in the 8th and 9th. Ken Heintzelman, who relieves Blix Donnelly after Stan Musial's grand slam in the 2nd, is the winner.
» December 2, 1948: Stan Musial is picked MVP in the National League. Musial led the NL in batting at .365, runs (135), RBI (131), and in doubles and triples. His 39 home runs were one short of Mize and Kiner.
» April 18, 1950: The first night Opening-Day game in history is played in St. Louis with the Cardinals defeating the Pirates 42, behind the 6-hit pitching of Gerry Staley. Stan Musial and Schoendienst contribute home runs.
» May 30, 1950:
The Cards sweep a pair from Pittsburgh with Gerry Staley winning both games in relief, 1713 and 85. The Cards explode in the 8th in both games, plating seven in Game One and six in game 2. Staley also won a pair in 1948, the first reliever to ever accomplish the feat twice. For the Bucs, Nanny Fernandez hit home runs in the 8th and 9th of game 1. In game 2, Stan Musial has his only hit in 10 at bats today when he hits a 9th-inning liner for an inside-the-park home run.
» July 8, 1950: Red Schoendienst of the Cards goes 5-for-5 against Pittsburgh, but the Cards lose 76, to drop the Birds into 2nd place, a game behind the Phillies. The Bucs win in the 8th when they load the bases and Jack Phillips' long fly ball is seemingly snagged by Stan Musial, but then drops into Greenberg Gardens for a grand slam. Kiner and Rojek also homer for the Corsairs.
» July 26, 1950: Brooklyn beats the Cardinals 75 as the Dodgers' Jim Russell switch-hits home runs, making him the first switch-hitter in history to do it more than once. Stan Musial hits in his 30th straight game, the longest streak of the decade. He is en route to a .346 BA for the season and his 4th batting title. The Cards, currently 11/2 games behind Brooklyn, will begin a slow and steady descent to 5th place.
» July 27, 1950:
Stan Musial goes hitless to end his 30-game hit streak. But everyone else in the Cards lineup has a safety as St. Louis dusts the Dodgers, 133.
» September 19, 1950: Stan Musial hits a homer to pace the Cards to an 87 win against Boston. Musial will finish the year at .346 to win his fourth batting title.
» May 12, 1951:
In the 2nd game of a double header, Stan Musial, on the Cards bench because he has flu, pinch hits in the 8th inning and blasts a 3-run homer into the RF stands at Crosley Field. Teammate Bill Howerton had earlier hit a 2-run pinch homer, only the 3rd time in National League history that two pinch hitters have hit four-baggers (it will happen four more times in the 1950s). The Cards win 86, after dropping the opener, 72.
» August 16, 1951:
The Cards score six runs in the 7th inning to defeat the Pirates, 96. Murry Dickson, trying for his 17th win, takes the loss. Stan Musial hits a 3-run homer in the 6th to start the scoring for St. Louis. His inside the park homer is his first hit in 13 at bats, and his 2nd inside-the-park homer in four days.
» August 22, 1951: The Dodgers sweep a pair of 10-inning games from St. Louis, with Clyde King picking up both come-from-behind victories. King goes three innings in Game One and one inning in game 2. Jackie Robinson is 5-for-6 in the nitecap including a 2-out single in the 10th off Al Brazle. Andy Pafko has a homer in the nitecap, while Stan Musial hits his 29th in game 1. Furillo has three hits on the afternoon and a pair of assists in game 1, bringing his season total to 21. The Dodgers have now won 14 straight from the Cards.
» August 25, 1951:
Stan Musial homers to give the Cards a 31 lead over the Giants, but rain washes out the game after Thomson hits his 24th, in the 3rd.
» September 18, 1951: In St. Louis, the Cardinals cuff Ralph Branca for a 71 win over the Dodgers. It is Brooklyn's 4th loss in seven road games. Adding insult to injury, Stan Musial and Slaughter pull off a double steal with Stan scoring.
» January 16, 1952: The U.S. Standardization Board clears the way for Stan Musial to get a salary increase to $85,000. Prior to this relaxation of the rules, there was a wage freeze in effect due to the Korean War. Under the new rules, a team is free to raise individual salaries, as long as they do not exceed a complicated formula, based on total team salaries for any one year, from 1946-50, plus 10 percent.
» June 28, 1952:
Stan Musial tops the All-Star balloting for the second year in a row.
» July 8, 1952:
The NL defeats the AL 3-2 behind the pitching of Phils Curt Simmons and Cubs Bob Rush in Philadelphia. The game is ended after five innings because of rain. Cub Hank Sauer's homer with Stan Musial aboard in the fourth proves to be the deciding run.
» September 9, 1952:
The Cardinals Stan Musial gets his 2,000th hit, off
Curt Simmons, as the Cardinals lose 4-2.
» September 14, 1952:
Enos Slaughter of the Cardinals walks twice in the
5th inning. Teammate Stan Musial chips in with a HR
and a double in the inning, as St. Louis scores 11
runs against Dave Koslo. The Giants pitcher loses
the game 14-4, his first loss to St. Louis
after 13 straight victories since June 11, 1950.
» September 29, 1952:
Stan Musial makes his only ML pitching appearance.
With his 6th batting title wrapped up, he takes the
mound against the Cubs Frank Baumholtz, the runner-up
in the batting race. Baumholtz, batting righthanded,
reaches base on an error, and Harvey Haddix relieves
Musial. The Cubs win 3-0 behind Paul Minner.
» May 2, 1954: Stan Musial hits five home runs in a doubleheader with the Giants in St. Louis. In attendance is 8-year-old Nate Colbert, who will be the only other player in history to accomplish this feat. The Cards win the first game 106 when Musial's three-run homer in the 8th off Jim Hearn. Stan's first two homers are served up by Johnny Antonelli. The Cards hit five homers in the opener, while the Giants hit three, including back-to-back blows by Wes Westrum and Whitey Lockman. In the nightcap of the doubleheader, Don Mueller goes 5-for-5, and the Giants win, 97, with eight runs in the 4th inning. Musial totals a since-topped record 21 bases in the two games, going 4-for-4 with a walk in game 1, and 2-for-4 with a walk in game 2. Don Mueller has six hits for New York.
» May 14, 1954: After 12 straight defeats at Ebbets Field, stretching over two years, the Cards finally top the Dodgers, 101, behind Vic Raschi. Homers by Stan Musial and Tom Alston pace the Birds attack.
» May 24, 1954: In a unique Birdie Tebbetts' shift against the Cards Stan Musial, the Redlegs enlist a "4th" OF in place of regular SS Roy McMillan. This causes a box score irregularity because left-handed Nino Escalera is officially listed as a left-handed SS. After all that, Art Fowler strikes out Musial as the Reds win 42.
» May 25, 1954: Cards rookie sensation Wally Moon swipes four bases in the Cards, 94, win over the Cubs. Stan Musial has a single, double, and triple to back Haddix's pitching.
» July 5, 1954:
RF Stan Musial outpolls all other NL players in the All-Star balloting.
» May 30, 1955:
Cubs rookie slugger Bob Speake homers in both games of a doubleheader against the Cards to finish the month with 10 homers. His homer breaks a 3-3 tie in the 11th inning of the nightcap to help the Cubs sweep in St. Louis, 95 (10) and 43 (11). Paul Minner and Howie Pollet are the winners for Chicago, while Brooks Lawrence and Bobby Tiefenauer take the losses. Speake will hit just two more homers the rest of the season. In game 2, the Cards get stopped in the 9th by an interference call. Wally Moon attempts to steal 3B but C Harry Chiti's throw hits the bat of Red Schoendienst. Red is called out and Moon must return to 2B. Stan Musial then grounds out.
» June 3, 1955:
Stan Musial hits the 300th HR of his career, a fifth-inning, 3-run shot against Brooklyn's Johnny Podres. The Cards
use a NL-record eight pitchers but still lose 12-5.
» July 12, 1955:
In the All-Star Game in Milwaukee, the AL takes a 5-run lead on a 3-run HR by Mickey Mantle off Robin
Roberts, only to see the NL tie it. Braves P Gene Conley strikes out the side in the 12th, and Stan Musial of the Cards homers off Frank Sullivan of the Red Sox to win it.
» July 10, 1956:
In the All-Star Game, Ken Boyer of the Cardinals makes 3 sparkling plays at 3B and gets 3 hits as the NL
defeats the AL 7-3. Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle,
Ted Williams, and Stan Musial all homer. Mays's pinch-hit 2-run HR off of Whitey Ford is his 7th straight hit
against the Yankee lefty.
» June 12, 1957:
Cardinal Stan Musial plays in his 823rd game for a new NL consecutive-game streak, beating Gus Suhr's record. Larry Jackson beats the Phils 4-0 to improve his record to 8-2; he has now beaten every NL team this season.
» June 28, 1957:
By stuffing the ballot box, Cincinnati fans elect 8 Redlegs as starters in the All-Star Game. Over protests
from Reds fans, Commissioner Ford Frick names Stan Musial, Willie Mays, and Hank Aaron to replace Reds Gus Bell, George Crowe, and Wally Post in the starting lineup. In the final vote tally, Musial is the only non-Redleg who would have started.
» August 27, 1957:
Stan Musial, swinging at a fourth-inning pitch, tears a muscle and chips a bone, ending his consecutive-
game streak. Four days later he will pinch-run in a game suspended on July 21st, officially giving him 895 consecutive games played.
» November 14, 1957: The AP names Henry Aaron as the 1957 National League MVP with 239 votes. Stan Musial is a close 2nd with 230, and Red Schoendienst is 3rd with 221.
» January 29, 1958:
Stan Musial signs with the Cardinals for an National League record $100,000.
» May 11, 1958:
Despite 14 walks by Cards pitchers in game 1, the Cubs lose 87, then drop a 65 decision. Stan Musial has a home run and four singles to come with two hits of 3,000. The Cards use a National League record 10 pinch hitters in the regulation DH: they will tie the record in a DH on July 13 vs. Pittsburgh.
» May 13, 1958: With his pinch double in Wrigley Field off Moe Drabowsky, Stan Musial of the Cardinals becomes the 8th hitter in history to get 3,000 hits. The Cards win, 53.
» April 18, 1959:
Jack Sanford of the Giants allows only a 7th-inning bloop single to pinch hitter Stan Musial in beating St. Louis 81 in San Francisco. The Cards score in the first on three walks, a hit batter, and a wild pitch. Cepeda hits his 5th home run in four games.
» April 21, 1959:
Stan Musial breaks up another no-hitter. His 7th-inning double off Glen Hobbie is the Cards' only safety in a 10 loss to the Cubs.
» June 30, 1959: At Wrigley, a bizarre play occurs in the 4th inning when two balls are put into play. On a 31 count, Bob Anderson's pitch to Stan Musial is wild and bounces back to the screen. Catcher Sammy Taylor ignores the ball, assuming it ticked off Musial's bat, but Cubs 3B Alvin Dark rushes in to retrieve the wild pitch/foul tip. The bat boy tosses the ball to field announcer Pat Piper, and Dark finally retrieves it from him. Meanwhile home plate ump Vic Delmore has handed a second ball to Anderson. Through all this, Musial reaches first with what he thinks is ball four, and then streaks for 2B. Simultaneously, Dark and Anderson fire to the bag. Anderson's throw goes into CF, but Dark's to Banks catches the sliding Musial. Stan ignores the tag and rambles to 3B as play is stopped. Delmore then rules Musial is out at 2B, while Al Barlick rules Stan safe at 1B. Both managers play the game under protest, but the Cards drop theirs after dropping the Cubs, 41. The National League will drop Vic Delmore at the end of the season.
» August 10, 1959: Ken Boyer of the Cardinals begins a 29-game hitting streak, the longest since Stan Musial's 30-games in 1950. The Giants score three in the 9th to win 32.
» January 21, 1960: Stan Musial asks for, and receives, a pay cut from $100,000 to $80,000 a year. Musial says he was overpaid in 1957 and 1958, and his salary should be cut, based on his performance in 1959.
» April 29, 1960: In St. Louis, the Cards crush the Cubs, 166. Stan Musial plays his 1,000th game at 1B, becoming the first player ever with that many at two positions (1,513 in the outfield). A bright spot for the Cubs is Ernie Banks hitting two homers to break Gabby Hartnett's club record of 231 home runs.
» May 20, 1960:
Love that home cooking. The Cards, 217 on the road, win their 10th in 13 decisions at home, beating the Reds and starter Jim O'Toole, 61. With the bases loaded, Stan Musial hits a line drive back at Cincy reliever Joe Nuxhall, who deliberately drops the ball in order to start a DP. The umps rule Nuxhall did it on purpose and Musial is out. The runners return to their bases. Larry Jackson is the winner.
» July 13, 1960: Vern Law becomes the 2nd Pirate to win a 1960 All-Star Game, working two scoreless innings. Stan Musial comes off the National League bench and hits his record 6th and last All-Star Game home run. Willie Mays, Ken Boyer, and Eddie Mathews also homer in the 60 NL win, the 3rd shutout in All-Star Game history.
» June 23, 1961:
At home, the Cards win 105 over the Giants. With two home runs, Stan Musial passes Lou Gehrig on the all-time list for extra-bases hits. Babe Ruth remains first.
» April 13, 1962:
Stan Musial scores his 1,869th runa new NL record. The Cardinals beat the Cubs 85 in 15 innings.
» May 6, 1962:
At Cincinnati, the Cards salvage a nitecap win, 30, when Stan Musial blasts a 3-run home run in the 9th off Moe Drabowsky. Bob Gibson is the winner. The Reds win the opener, 54. Musial also sets a record for most games played, appearing in his 2,786th and 2787th.
» May 19, 1962: Stan Musial gets hit number 3,431, to break Honus Wagner's recognized National League record of 3,430 (since revised to 3,418), as St. Louis downs the Dodgers 81. Musial's 9th-inning single comes off Ron Perranoski.
» June 22, 1962:
Stan Musial becomes the all-time total-base leader, raising his total to 5,864, in the first game against the Phillies. St. Louis wins the opener 73 but loses the nightcap 113.
» July 8, 1962:
With home runs in his first three at bats, 41-year-old Stan Musial of the Cardinals not only becomes the oldest player to hit three in a game but also ties the major-league record of four straight home runs, as the Cards whip the Mets 151. His home run in the 2nd game the day before won the game 32.
» July 21, 1962: Houston P Dick Farrell admits to having thrown a spitball to Stan Musial in the previous day's game against the Cardinals.
» July 25, 1962: Stan Musial becomes the National League's all-time leader in runs batted in with 1,862, driving in both of the Cardinal runs in a 52 loss to the Dodgers.
» September 2, 1962: Stan Musial's 3,516th hit jumps him over Tris Speaker and into 2nd place behind Ty Cobb, but the Mets beat the Cards 43. Although The Man will continue on to 3,630 hits, he cannot overtake Cobb and, in time, Pete Rose and Hank Aaron will surpass him as well.
» September 27, 1962: The Cardinals sidetrack the Giants, 74, as Gene Oliver contributes a 3-run home run and Stan Stan Musial goes 5-for-5.
» November 6, 1962: Answering rumors that senior consultant Rickey wants Stan Musial to retire, Cardinals owner August Busch says The Man will play until it is time to become a club vice president. Further, Bing Devine is still running the club.
» May 8, 1963:
A Stan Musial home run against the Dodgers gives him 1,357 extra-base hits, surpassing Babe Ruth's ML record. He will get 20 more and permanent possession of 2nd place lifetime. The Cards lose 115.
» July 9, 1963: Willie Mays is held to a single, but dominates a 53 National League win in the All-Star Game. He also walks, steals twice, scores twice, bats in a pair, and makes a great catch. It is Stan Musial's 24th All-Star appearance, a record. Musial's teammates comprise the starting infield for the NL: 1B Bill White, 2B Julian Javier, SS Dick Groat, and 3B Ken Boyer. Javier was chosen as the replacement for Pittsburgh's injured 2B, Bill Mazeroski.
» July 28, 1963:
Chicago Dick Ellsworth strikes out 10 Cardinals, including Stan Musial three times, in a 51 win.
» August 12, 1963: Stan Musial announces he will retire at the end of the year.
» September 10, 1963: Stan Musial hits a HR in his first at bat as a grandfather, and Bob Gibson (17-8) blanks the Cubs 80.
» September 25, 1963: Stan Musial is named a vice president of the Cardinals by owner August Busch. His number six is retired.
» September 29, 1963: On Stan Musial Day in St. Louis, The Man has two hits, giving him an National League career total of 3,630. His 1st hit is a 4th inning single past 2B Pete Rose. After his 2nd hit off Jim Maloney, driving in his 1,951st run, Musial retires for a pinch runner as 27,576 roar their approval. Rose has three hits in the game but the Cards beat the Reds in 14 innings 32.
» January 23, 1967: Stan Musial is named GM of the Cards.
» December 5, 1967: Stan Musial resigns as GM of the Cardinals and is replaced by Bing Devine. Musial remains a senior veep.
» August 4, 1968: In pre-game ceremonies at Busch Stadium honoring him, Stan Musial is joined by his 1941 Cardinals teammates. a 10-foot bronze statue of Musial at is unveiled at one of the Stadium entrances. The crowd of 47,445 then watch as Bob Gibson battles the Cubs for 12 innings before Chicago P Lee Elia singles home the winning run in the 13th. Cubs win 65.
» January 21, 1969: Stan Musial and Roy Campanella are voted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA members.
» June 29, 1969: On Billy Williams Day in Chicago, the Cubs outfielder passes Stan Musial's National League record for consecutive games played (896). The Cubs sweep the Cardinals 31 and 121 before 41,060.
» October 1, 1970:
The Senators end the season with a 32 loss to the host Orioles, and finish the season with 14 straight losses. The O's win their 11th straight, setting a club-record winning streak. Frank Robinson homers for the Orioles, his 475th homer, tying him for 12th on the all-time list with Stan Musial.
» May 30, 1971: Willie Mays hits his 638th career home run for the Giants, adding in the process his NL record 1,950th run scored. Stan Musial had been the record holder with 1,949 runs. The Giants beat Montreal, 54.
» August 1, 1972: Nate Colbert ties one major-league record with five home runs, and sets another with 13 RBI, as the Padres take a doubleheader from the Braves 90 and 117. At age 8, on May 2, 1954, Colbert had been at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis to witness Stan Musial hitting five home runs in a doubleheader.
» May 25, 1981:
Carl Yastrzemski plays in his 3,000th ML game, scoring the winning run in Boston's 87 triumph over Cleveland. Yaz joins Ty Cobb, Stan Musial, and Hank Aaron as the only major leaguers to appear in 3,000 games.
» June 10, 1981: Phillies 1B Pete Rose singles off Nolan Ryan in the first inning to tie Stan Musial as the National League's all-time hit leader with 3,630, then strikes out in his next three at bats. Rose's single is the only hit off Ryan until the 8th inning, when Philadelphia scores five times for a 54 win over Houston.
» August 10, 1981: After a 2-month wait, Pete Rose finally breaks Stan Musial's National League hit record, singling off Mark Littell in Philadelphia's 73 loss to St. Louis. Rose now has 3,631 career hits. A crowd of 60,561 cheers his 8th inning hit.
» June 20, 1982: Phillies Pete Rose plays in his 3,000th ML game (a 31 loss to the Pirates), joining Ty Cobb, Stan Musial, Hank Aaron, and Carl Yastrzemski as the only players to reach that plateau.
» September 18, 1986: For the second time in his career, Reggie Jackson belts three homers in a game in a 183 laugher over Kansas City. At the age of 40 years, four months, Reggie joins Stan Musial and Babe Ruth as the only 40+ player to accomplish the feat. Reggie scores four times and has seven RBIs
» November 19, 1986: Phillies 3B Mike Schmidt wins the National League MVP Award, joining Stan Musial and Roy Campanella as the only 3-time winners. Schmidt led the NL with 37 home runs and 119 RBI.
» August 4, 1993: OF Tony Gwynn of the Padres gets six hits in SD's 11-10 win over the Giants. It is the 4th time this season he has five or more hits in a game, tying a major league record set by Wee Willie Keeler in 1897, and equaled by Ty Cobb and Stan Musial.
» February 8, 1996: Dave Winfield announces his retirement after 23 seasons. The 12-time All Star joins Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Stan Musial as the only players with 3,000 hits and 400 home runs.
» May 13, 1997: Eddie Murray gets two hits in Anaheim's 8-7 win over the White Sox. The game is the 3,000th of Murray's career, making him only the 6th player in history to reach that mark. Pete Rose, Carl Yastrzemski, Hank Aaron, Ty Cobb, and Stan Musial are the others.
» June 8, 1999:
Kansas City overcomes Mark McGwire's 475th career homer and beat the Cards, 1110. Big Mac ties for 17th place on the home run list with Willie Stargell and Stan Musial.
» October 2, 1999:
In a 32 Yankee win by David Cone over Tampa Bay, Bernie Williams draws his 100th walk of the year. He is the first player since Stan Musial (1948, 1953) to reach 200 hits, 100 runs, 100 RBI, and 100 walks in a season. Bernie finishes with 202: 116: 115: 100 respectively.
» April 2, 2001:
The Giants Livan Hernandez beats the Padres, 32, with relief help from Robb Nen, who K's the side in the 9th. Barry Bonds homers for the Giants. Tony Gwynn's 8th inning RBI-single is his 3,110th hit, tying him with Dave Winfield. With his start today, Gwynn becomes the 5th player in NL history to spend 20+ years while playing his entire career with one team. The others are: Cap Anson: 1871-97 Cubs (5 years in the NA); Mel Ott: 1926-47 Giants; Stan Musial: 1941-44, 1946-63 Cardinals; Willie Stargell: 1962-82 Pirates.