September 22 in Cardinals History

Cardinals History

In 1941, the previous purchase of Hank Gornicki by the Chicago Cubs from the St. Louis Cardinals voided and the player returned.

1948– Stan Musial, for the fourth time this season, has five hits in five at-bats to set National League record and ties Ty Cobb’s major league mark. “Stan the Man’s” hits, which include a double and home run, come off five different pitchers on five consecutive pitches in the Cardinals’ 8-2 victory at Braves Field in Boston.

Musial’s Home Runs

In 1942, Stan hits his 11th career home run and it comes off Pittsburgh pitcher Rip Sewell in the bottom of the 5th inning. The Cardinals were trailing 3-2 with the bases loaded. Brown, Slaughter, Walker, and Musial scored to put the Birds up 6-3.  This is the same pitcher he got his first career homer off of in the previous season.

Birthdays

Harry Stein 1869

Jack Himes 1878

Austin McHenry 1895

Larry Dierker 1946

Vince Coleman 1961

Ray Stephens 1962

Mike Matheny 1970

 

Debuts

Harry Betts 1903

Rube DeGoff 1905

Ed Conwell 1911

Ray Radebaugh 1911

George Zackert 1911

Mike Ryba 1935

Carden Gillenwater 1940

Steve Bilko 1949

Frank Barnes 1957

Jim Beauchamp 1963

Bill Earley 1986