March 4 in Cardinals History

1948–┬áCardinals outfielder Stan Musial ends his holdout, signing a contract for $31,000, the same salary he made last season. ‘Stan the Man’, after be assured by new owners Robert Hannegan and Fred Saigh that his salary will be increased based on his performance, gets a pay raise of $5,000 when he is hitting .403 at the All-Star break, en route to being named the National League’s MVP.

 

Birthdays

Red Murray

Jeff Pfeffer

Dazzy Vance

Art Rebel

Bob Johnson

Danny Frisella

Tom Grieve

Leron Lee

Tom Lampkin

Brian Hunter

Nerio Rodriguez

Deaths

  • Lon Ury
  • Jack Taylor
  • Kiddo Davis