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.


  • Harry Stein 1869
  • Jack Himes 1878
  • Austin McHenry 1895
  • Larry Dierker 1946
  • Vince Coleman 1961
  • Ray Stephens 1962
  • Mike Matheny 1970

Manager Birthday

Harry Walker 1955 118G 51W67L   0.432 win pct   Born-9/22/1918  Died 8/8/1999


  • 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




Tracking Musial’s Home Runs