On September 17, 1941, Stan Musial makes his major league debut for the St. Louis Cardinals. “Stan the Man” goes 2-for-4 to help the Cardinals to a win over the Boston Braves. Musial will go on to play 22 seasons, all with St. Louis, and will gain election to the Hall of Fame in 1969.
2018 – Minor League Baseball opens its season today, and one of its highest-profile players steals the show. In his first game for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies of the AA Eastern League, re-converted football star Tim Tebowhits a three-run homer on the first pitch he sees in the 1st inning.
April 5, 2018
Larry Jansen of the Giants wins the first game of a doubleheader with a 3 – 0 shutout of the Cards, and Dave Koslo follows suit with a 5 – 0 two-hitter in the second game, giving New York a sweep of the twin bill. Jansen has not allowed a run in 29 innings, while for Koslo it is the start of a 13-game win streak over the Cards. The Cards were last shut out in a twin bill on July 2, 1933, by the Giants.
June 22, 1950
1943 – The Most Valuable Player Awards for both leagues are named. Yankees pitcher Spud Chandler wins it in the American League and Cardinals outfielder Stan Musial in the National League.
November 11, 1943