New York Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals
May 2, 1954 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on May 2, 1954 at Busch Stadium I. The New York Giants defeated the St. Louis Cardinals and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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New York Giants 9, St. Louis Cardinals 7

New York Giants ab r h rbi
Lockman 1b 2 1 0 0
Dark ss 5 0 0 0
Thompson 3b 4 1 1 0
Irvin lf 4 1 1 0
Mueller rf 5 3 5 2
Mays cf 4 0 1 3
St. Claire c 4 1 2 0
Amalfitano pr 0 0 0 0
Westrum c 0 0 0 0
Samford 2b 1 0 0 0
Rhodes ph 1 1 1 0
Wilhelm p 2 0 0 0
Jansen p 1 0 1 1
Liddle p 1 0 0 0
Taylor ph 0 0 0 0
Hofman ph,2b 4 1 1 3
Totals 38 9 13 9
St. Louis Cardinals ab r h rbi
Moon cf 4 0 1 0
Schoendienst 2b 5 2 2 0
Musial rf 4 3 2 3
Jablonski 3b 5 1 3 1
Repulski lf 4 1 0 0
Alston 1b 2 0 1 3
Grammas ss 3 0 0 0
Poholsky p 0 0 0 0
Lowrey ph 0 0 0 0
Deal p 0 0 0 0
Sarni c 2 0 0 0
Hemus ph,ss 2 0 0 0
Presko p 1 0 0 0
Lint p 0 0 0 0
Wright p 1 0 0 0
Frazier ph 1 0 1 0
Miller pr 0 0 0 0
Rice c 1 0 0 0
Totals 35 7 10 7
New York 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 9 13 0
St. Louis 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 7 10 0
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Liddle 3.0 3 3 3 3 0
Wilhelm 3.0 6 4 4 0 3
Jansen W(1-0) 3.0 1 0 0 2 2
Totals 9.0 10 7 7 5 5
St. Louis Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO
Presko 3.1 4 3 3 3 0
Lint L(1-1) 0.1 3 5 5 2 0
Wright 2.1 4 0 0 0 1
Poholsky 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
Deal 2.0 2 1 1 0 2
Totals 9.0 13 9 9 5 4

E –None. DP –New York 2. Thompson-Hofman-Lockman, Jansen-Dark-Lockman. 2B –New York Mueller (6,off Presko); Thompson (2,off Lint)., St. Louis Schoendienst (2,off Liddle); Alston (4,off Liddle); Frazier (1,off Wilhelm).. 3B –New York Mueller (2,off Presko), St. Louis Schoendienst (1,off Wilhelm). HR –New York Hofman (1,4th inning off Lint 2 on 1 out), St. Louis Musial 2 (8,5th inning off Wilhelm 1 on 0 out,7th inning off Wilhelm 0 on 0 out); Jablonski (4,5th inning off Wilhelm 0 on 0 out).. SF –Mays (1,off Presko). HBP –St. Claire (1,by Deal); Moon (1,by Liddle). Team LOB –9. Team –7. U-HP –Lee Ballanfant, 1B –Al Barlick, 2B –Lon Warneke, 3B –Augie Donatelli. T –2:58. A –26,662.

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Stan Musial hit three home runs during game 1 of this doubleheader. Stan Musial hit two home runs during game 2 of this doubleheader. Stan Musial is the first player in baseball history to hit five home runs during a doubleheader ! Only one player since has ever tied Stan The Man - do you know who it was? [ Answer ]
Stan Musial Sets Record for Most Home Runs in a Doubleheader
Stan Musial | The News Journal (Wilmington, DE) | May 3, 1954 | Page 31

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