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On This Date in Cardinals History: July 12, 1955

On this date 56 years ago Stan Musial enjoyed what was likely his greatest moment on the national stage.

Playing in the All-Star Game in Milwaukee's County Stadium, The Man came to the plate in the 12th inning where Yankees catcher -- and St. Louis native -- Yogi Berra griped about how much his feet were bothering him after backstopping all 12 innings.

"Don't worry," Musial told Berra. "I'll have you home in a minute."

He then proceeded to hit the next pitch he saw -- from Red Sox pitcher Frank Sullivan -- over the outfield boards for a game-winning homer.

It was Musial's only hit in four at-bats during a game that the National League trailed 4-0 after the first inning. 

The man would play in 24 All-Star Games before his career came to an end in 1963. And that's a mark that will probably never be equalled since for a stretch Major League Baseball used to have two a season.

Stan's Cardinals teammate Red Schoendienst played the entire game at second base, collecting a pair of hits in six at bats.

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