On July 24, 1948, a fiery bus crash near St. Paul, Minnesota kills five members of Duluth’s minor league team in the Northern League. The accident, which involves a collision between the team bus and a truck, also leaves 13 others injured. The injured include Mel McGaha, future National League manager, and Elmer Schoendienst, brother of the Cardinal infielder, Red Schoendienst.