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On this Date in Cardinals History: May 19, 1962

On this date 50 years ago, Stan Musial became the National League's all-time hits leader when he singled against the Dodgers for career hit number 3,421.

The base hit pushed Stan the Man past Hall of Famer Honus Wagner. Musial would go on the play another year and a half, finishing with 3,630 hits behind only Ty Cobb and his 4,189 safeties.

At 41 years old, Musial enjoyed a renaissance season in 1962, batting .330 with 19 home runs in 135 games. His hit on this day was his only in five plate appearances on the day. But the Cardinals behind Ray Sadecki beat Los Angeles and Don Drysdale 8-1.

Eventually passed by Pete Rose (4,256 hits) and Henry Aaron (3,771), Musial still ranks fourth all-time in hits and third among National League Players.

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