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Hunt and Peck: In 1957 Stan Musial set an NL record for endurance

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823 consecutive games

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On June 12, 1957 Stan Musial started first base in a game at Connie Mack stadium against the Philadelphia Phillies. The result was a 4-0 victory by the Cardinals, the team's eighth win in a row. Stan finished the game with a .356/.420/.619 batting line, having gone two-for-four with a double and a run scored, and the National League record for consecutive games played at 823, passing the previous mark set twenty years earlier by Gus Suhr of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

For more events that happened in baseball on this date, check out National Pastime.

what else is going on in baseball...

  • Eight shortstops were taken in the first round of the MLB Amateur draft, a new record. - MLB
  • Here is the draft broken down by state. - Cut4
  • Some first round analysis of the draft. - MLB
  • Some former MLB players' sons have been drafted. - MLB
  • Lots of other draft stuff here. - SBNation
  • And if you want to track what drafted players have been signed, this is a pretty good tracker. - MLB Daily Dish
  • The Royals are still dominating the All Star Voting. - MLB
  • Here is the NL All Star update. - MLB
  • Who should be in the All Star Game? - Sports on Earth
  • Bryce Harper is very good at baseball. - Fangraphs
  • Giants rookie Chris Heston throws the first no-hitter of 2015. - MLBFangraphs
  • OMG OMG OMG TINY DODGERS FAN DANCING IN A FEDORA AS NARRATED BY VIN SCULLY. - Cut4
  • The cleverest signings so far. - Sports on Earth
  • The trade deadline is nearly here, but what if no one is selling? - Fangraphs
  • Albert Pujols just passed Mickey Mantle to take over the sixteenth spot on the All Time Home Runs leader board. - MLB
  • President Obama takes a photo with the Nationals Racing Presidents. - Cut4
  • What to do when you read a silly trade rumor. - Fangraphs
  • Matt Kemp got tackled by an umpire. - SBNation
  • Matt Joyce is terrible now. It is tough to be a Matt right now. - Beyond the Box Score

what the cardinals are up to...

  • Cardinal70 does this interesting interview with Ron Watermon, Vice President of Communications for the St. Louis Cardinals. - Cards Conclave
  • Viva el Gallo's changeup! - Fangraphs
  • Check out the all the stuff we have on the Cardinals Draft! Thanks to Overlord and the red baron for all the work on this! - Viva el Birdos
  • And then there was one [Matt]. - Viva el Birdos
  • For every Cards win between now and June 16, $4 will be taken off the price of select tickets for July 1 and 2. (Winning all five means free tickets!) - MLB
  • Trevor Rosenthal takes you inside his routine. - CBS
  • Maybe that is why he is having such a good season. - Fox Sports

KNOW THINE ENEMY...
the kansas city royals

the nl central

  • Joey Votto hit three homers in a game for the third time of his career. - MLB
  • Jake Arrieta has a good curveball. - Sports on Earth
  • Standings:

St. Louis Cardinals 39 21 .650
Chicago Cubs 32 26 .552
Pittsburgh Pirates 32 27 .542
Cincinnati Reds 27 32 .458
Milwaukee Brewers 23 38 .377
viva el stuff...

  • mdred writes that the Cardinals are not the worst baserunning team. - Viva el Birdos
  • Hardcore Legend has some photos from the Cards-Brewers game. - Viva el Birdos
  • ckeiner discusses potential trade targets for first base. - Viva el Birdos
  • Buddhasillegitimatechild38 wrote this fanpost about the Cardinals picking Kep Brown. - Viva el Birdos
  • Mike Matheny has evolved in how he is using Randy Choate. Read what Ben Cerutti has to say about it here. - Viva el Birdos
  • The new VEB fundraiser t-shirt needs your input on its design! - Viva el Birdos
  • Check out Joe's post on Carlos Martinez featuring the coolest gif ever. - Viva el Birdos

other things...

weekly scoreboard:
Monday, June 8 Cardinals 3 Rockies 11 VEB Recap PR Recap
Tuesday, June 9 Cardinals 3 Rockies 4 VEB Recap PR Recap
Wednesday, June 10 Cardinals 4 Rockies 2 VEB Recap PR Recap

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