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On this Date in Cardinals history, Sept. 9

On Sept. 9, 1952 Cardinals slugger Stan Musial rapped his 2,000th career hit against the Phillies at Shibe Park in Philadelphia.





Musial's hit was his only safety in five trips to the plate. Playing first base, musial finished the 7-4 victory with a .334 batting average for the season. He won the National League batting title that year with a .336 mark. He also led the senior circuit with 194 hits, 105 runs scored, 42 doubles and his .538 slugging percentage.





The Redbirds were down 4-2 at the start of the ninth inning before erupting for five tallies in the final frame off of starter Curt Simmons and reliever Karl Drews.

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