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On this date in Cardinals history, June 12

The greatest Cardinals player of them all, Stan "The Man" Musial broke the National League Record for consecutive games played on June 12, 1957.

With his 823rd game played in a row, Musial broke the mark of Gus Suhr in a 4-0 St. Louis win over Philadelphia. The Man, playing first base, was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored to raise his batting average to .356 for the season.

The streak ended at 895 games on Aug. 12, 1957. Musial hadn't missed a game since April 15, 1952. The mark still stands as the third-longest consecutive games played streak in National League history behind Steve Garvey (1,207) and Billy Williams (1,117).