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On this Date in Cardinals history, Sept. 2

On this date in 1962, Stan Musial collected his 3,516th career hit to pass Tris Speaker for second place on Major League Baseball's all-time hits list.

Musial's lone at-bat of the game came in a pinch hitting appearance in the ninth inning in place of pitcher Bobby Schantz. But it wasn't enough to help the Cardinals overcome the 35-103 Mets. St. Louis lost 4-3 in front of 9,169 fans at Sportsman's Park.

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Cardinals Hall of Fame Stan Musial in his batting stance. AP photo

Stan the Man appears on the game show What's My Line in 1962.

Musial had 114 more hits in his bat before his career ended after the 1963 season. He was eventually passed by Henry Aaron and Pete Rose. But Musial remains fourth all-time in major league hits.

All-Time Hits List:

Pete Rose -- 4,256

Ty Cobb -- 4,189

Henry Aaron -- 3,771

Stan Musial -- 3,630

Tris Speaker -- 3,514