Saturday was the anniversary of Stan Musial reaching 3,000 hits. The story behind it is great and Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch has an excellent write-up about it on STLToday.com. Here is a snippet from the first two paragraphs:
After the first game of a brief, two-day stay against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, Cardinals great Stan Musial pulled aside his former teammate and current coach Terry Moore with a suggestion.
Musial's base hit in the first game gave him 2,999 in his career, one shy of becoming the eighth player in major-league history with 3,000. A homestand was set to start in a day, so Musial suggested he skip the game at Wrigley so that he could reached the milestone back at home, at Busch, in front of a home crowd.
Of course, reaching the milestone at home was not meant to be...
Another big thanks to David for the cool link!
Musial on 3,000th hit | MLB.com
Musial after his 3,000th hit: 'No school tomorrow!' | Derrick Goold: Bird Land | stltoday.com.
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