1950 – Opening Day Night Game; First Fan Voting AS Game

April 18, 1950 becomes the first opening day night game in St. Louis history as the Cardinals defeat the Pirates 4-1. Joe Garagiola gets 3 singles and home runs from Schoendienst and Musial provide the cushion. Gerry Staley is the winning pitcher for the Cardinals. (BOXSCORE)

Red Homers in All Star Game

Red Schoendienst comes into the All star game in Comiskey Park in the 11th inning and homers in the 14th inning to provide a 4-3 win for the National League on June 11. (BOXSCORE)


Managers: Burt Shotton (NL Brooklyn),
Casey Stengel (AL New York); the first nationally-televised
game; first extra inning game in All-Star history controversy to
start: NL Manager Shotton tried to insert a real center fielder
into the starting lineup since the fans voted three outfielders
to start who were not center fielders; Shotton tried to replace
Hank Sauer with Duke Snider; Commissioner Happy Chandler ordered
the fan choices to start; as a result the process of voting by
OF position was inaugurated; Jones lined to center; Kiner
flied to left; Ted Williams ran into the wall as he made the
catch; x-rays the next day revealed a fracture of the left
elbow; surgery removed 7 bone fragments on 7/13;

Musial has his 30-game hit streak stopped on July 27 and is the only Cardinal player to go hitless in the 13-3 win over Brooklyn.

The Cardinals end the season in fifth place with a 78-75 record.

Batting Title to Musial

Musial wins the bating title with a .356 batting average.



24 Cloyd Boyer
27 Al Brazle
31 Harry Brecheen
38 Cot Deal
7 Erv Dusak
34 Jim Hearn
35 Ken Johnson
23 Max Lanier
39 Fred Martin
20 Red Munger
41 Al Papai
10 Tom Poholsky
11 Howie Pollet
14 Jerry Staley
28 Ted Wilks
15 Johnny Bucha
17 Joe Garagiola
18 Del Rice
5 Steve Bilko
40 Don Bollweg
12 Tommy Glaviano
22 Solly Hemus
3 Nippy Jones
21 Eddie Kazak
29,37 Peanuts Lowrey
4 Marty Marion
22 Ed Mickelson
33 Eddie Miller
19 Rocky Nelson
2 Red Schoendienst
35 Johnny Blatnik
32 Chuck Diering
36 Bill Howerton
5 Johnny Lindell
6 Stan Musial
1 Hal Rice
9 Enos Slaughter
1 Harry Walker
Other batters
29 Danny Gardella
40 Ed Mierkowicz
30 Eddie Dyer
25 Tony Kaufmann
4 Marty Marion
8 Terry Moore
26 Buzzy Wares



Dyer Out; Marion In as Manager

Eddie Dyer resigns as manager on October 16 and is replaced by Marty Marion.