September 17 in 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

  • Harry Berte 1903- ¬†played for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1903 season. In four games, he had five hits in 15 at-bats, with one walk. His last game was on 9/22/1903.
  • Cy Alberts 1910
  • Les Bell 1923
  • Lyle Guy 1935
  • Stan Musial 1941
  • Larry Jaster 1965

Deaths

  • Donn Clendenon 2005

Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

  • In 1946 he hit a solo homer off Was Abernathy for career home run # 50.
  • Carl Erskine gave up #254 in 1952.
  • Stan hit a 2-run homer in the 6th inning in Pittsburgh for #443 in 1961.¬†