September 17 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History

 

1941- Stan Musial makes his major league debut. He popped out in his first at bat but collected two singles in his next three attempts.
1968 At Candlestick, Giants’ hurler Gaylord Perry (14-14) no-hits the Cardinals and Bob Gibson, 1-0, with the only run of the game being tallied on Ron Hunt’s first-inning home run. Tomorrow the Redbirds return the favor and will no-hit San Francisco.
2001 After a six-day hiatus, major league games are played for the first time since the September 11 terrorist attacks. At Busch Stadium during a pre-game ceremony, Cardinal announcer Jack Buck captures the mood of a nation with the reading of his original poem, “We Shall Overcome”, and a new baseball tradition begins when the song God Bless America is sung during the seventh-inning stretch of all six scheduled contests.

 

Birthdays

Dick Padden 1870

Willie Sudhoff 1874

Otto Krueger 1876

Ermen Zecher 1880

Sheriff Blake 1899

Ernie Koy 1909

Al Gettel 1917

Orlando Cepeda 1937

Brady Raggio 1972

Dan Haren 1980

Debuts

Cy Alberts 1910

Les Bell 1923

Lyle Guy 1935

Stan Musial 1941

Larry Jaster 1965