Stan Musial becomes the first grandfather in big league history to hit a home run

Sep 10, 1963 | Homerun History

On September 10, 1963 — In the first inning of an 8-0 rout of the Cubs at Sportsman’s Park, Cardinals left fielder Stan Musial becomes the first grandfather in big league history to hit a home run. The 42 year-old new grandpa accomplishes the feat in his first at-bat since the birth of his grandson earlier in the day. His 2 run shot in the first inning was his 11th of the season and 474th of his career. Dick Groat scored in front of Musial.

Bob Gibson (17-8)  fires the shutout for the Cardinals.

 

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