Man Mauls Mets … and Cardinals Soar

 

Lights Out: Stan Musial Demolishes New York Mets’ Pitching

When: July 8, 1962

Where:  Polo Grounds, New York, New York

Game Time: 2:47

Attendance: 12,460

When the National League’s oldest player came up against its youngest team, the result was devastating to the arms on the New York Mets’ pitching staff. Continue reading

Smooth Operator

 

Glancing Back, and Remembering Roy McMillan

For nearly the entire 1950s, Roy McMillan was the everyday shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds, and one of the best-fielding shortstops in all of organized baseball during his prime.

McMillan was signed by the Reds in 1947 and made his way to the big league roster in 1951, hitting .211 in 81 games that season. He hit .244 as the Reds’ starting shortstop in 1952, and held that position in the Reds’ infield through the 1960 season. Continue reading