June 17 in Cardinals History

Stan Musial hit 12 walk-off home runs in his career. On this date in 1951, he smacked his 7th walk-off against Russ Meyer of the Phillies with the game tied 4-4 in the 10th inning. 

Tracking Musial’s Home Runs

Besides the walk-off listed above, Stan hit four other home runs on this date.

1946- he hit career homer #42 off Elmer Singleton of Brooklyn in the 4th inning with a solo.

In 1951, he smashed a home run off Robin Robers of the Phillies with a solo homer and is 187th of his career

It was in 1952 he got #214 with a solo homer of Robin Roberts again.

In 1956 he smacked a 2-run homer off Vern Law for #334.


Matt Kinzer (1963) made his major league debut with the Cardinals on May 18, 1989. He played the next season with the Detroit Tigers and ended his career with an 0-2 record and a 12.30 ERA. Kinzer is the only person to have played for both the Detroit Lions and the Detroit Tigers, causing him to be nicknamed the Detroit Liger

Manuel Lee (1965) was signed by the Cardinals on April 18, 1995. He made his Cardinals debut on April 26, 1995, against the Philadelphia Phillies at Busch Stadium. Lee earned a hit in his first, and only Cardinals at-bat, as he left the game in the fourth inning due to an injury. The Cardinals sent Lee to the minor leagues for a rehab assignment, wherein 12 games, he hit .308, however, St. Louis released Lee on June 22.


  • Walter Marbet 1913
  • Charlie Niebergall 1921
  • Marshall Bridges 1959
  • Andy Van Slyke 1983
  • Rangel Ravelo 2019


  • Allen Sothoron 1939
  • Joe Visner 1945